Truth Be Told: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
Truth Be Told

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Truth Be Told wants to be topically edgy, but only sends viewers on a bland descent into a world of unfunny and grating sitcom characters.

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Critic Ratings: 34

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User Ratings: 27

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Air date: Oct 16, 2015

Mitch and Tracy set out to find a babysitter so they can attend a Jay-Z concert with Russell and Angie in the series premiere of this sitcom centering on two diverse couples.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2015

Russell scores VIP passes to the Adult Film Awards and seeks Mitch's advice on how to get permission from their wives to attend. They decide being honest is the best policy and their approach works, until Tracy has second thoughts. Elsewhere, Angie discovers Russell's fans are sending him nude pictures.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2015

A neighborhood girl witnesses Russell taking a shower, prompting the gang to debate how much she saw and what they should do about the situation. Meanwhile, Tracy tries to impress the other moms by enlisting Angie to help throw a birthday bash for Sadie.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2015

Mixed-faith couple Mitch and Tracy struggle to teach their daughter about religion and life's biggest questions. Meanwhile, Mitch's sister arrives for dinner with her psychic boyfriend, and Angie and Russell clash over God.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2015

Mitch tries to negotiate a car deal for Russell, and an opportunity for a great deal presents itself when a gay salesman assumes Mitch and Russell are a couple. Meanwhile, Tracy and Angie set out to save money at the gym.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2015

Angie is haunted by stories of Russell's ex-girlfriends, so she attempts to transform the house from a bachelor pad to a married home. Meanwhile, Tracy tries to get her daughter to embrace their shared Filipino culture.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2015

Mitch accidentally sends a text to Angie, forcing them to go on a clumsy date and throwing off the group dynamic. Meanwhile, Russell works at Tracy's office, and in the process distracts Tracy's assistant and wins over her boss.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2015

Mitch tries to impress new neighbors, but a barking dog creates complications. Meanwhile, Russell tries to convince Angie that they should get a dog of their own.

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Air date: Dec 25, 2015

Mitch fights for justice when Russell and Angie are turned away from their favorite restaurant, but he discovers going to battle can have unintended consequences. Meanwhile, Tracy discovers her daughter was involved in a bullying incident at school.

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Air date: Dec 25, 2015

Mitch is chosen over Russell to officiate a wedding, triggering a battle between the two over who is the best person for the job. Before long, swirling gossip jeopardizes the wedding. The Season 1 finale.

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Critic Reviews for Truth Be Told Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (17)

Truth Be Told's problem is that it sells itself as a comedy that "goes there," but doesn't seem to be about much more than two dudes that don't really like their wives very much.

Sep 24, 2015 | Full Review…

The characters have no character. They're bland mouthpieces for "edgy" standup shtick.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: D | Full Review…

The show wants to be edgy in the way that it addresses controversial topics - sex, race and politics - but it's merely irritating.

Sep 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Black people and white people can be best friends, and that's the truth. Apparently, however, that friendship can't be funny, or so Truth Be Told (which formerly had the equally generic title People Are Talking) easily convinces us.

Sep 9, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Truth Be Told has the herky-jerky rhythms of multicam, but it surprised me: It feels like it exists in the real world, or at least adjacent to a congenial version of it

Sep 9, 2015 | Full Review…
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The show's intentions are good and it's rooted in sweetness but without smarter jokes and more insightful observations, it will have trouble finding and keeping an audience.

Oct 16, 2015 | Full Review…
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Predictable but watchable.

Dec 23, 2019 | Rating: 3.1/5 | Full Review…

Truth (gulp) be told, you know you're in trouble when the least fascinating character is the one driving the action. You're better off listening to a real true-crime podcast like Serial.

Dec 10, 2019 | Full Review…

No lie. This show about six friends is bad.

Sep 21, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Mark-Paul Gosselaar heads up this bland comedy about two couples who tend to analyze and obsess over everything, including topics such as sex, porn and race... Ugh. Sometimes the "Truth" hurts.

Sep 18, 2015 | Full Review…

This is yet another sitcom where nobody speaks like a human being but, instead, like a series of catchphrase-generating machines. Hard pass.

Sep 18, 2015 | Full Review…

The comedy drought continues with this awful sitcom. Truth be told, people will be talking about how bad this one is.

Sep 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Truth Be Told: Season 1

  • Dec 14, 2019
    Love this series so far!
  • Apr 16, 2016
    This isn't the best show, but it made me laugh, a lot. And I will always remember the second episode, because after seeing the pilot and not loving it but seeing potential, I was so satisfied that the second episode was so great! I usually am let down when I see pilots of shows and see potential. I also have to point out that Mark-Paul Gosselaar gave a great performance! Tone Bell gave a pretty good performance, but had such great chemistry with Gosselaar that you don't care about how he is without him. This show reminds me of Dads in that it ends most episodes with a gut busting laugh! Even if the episode isn't that great, ending with a giant laugh saves it more often than not. It didn't have a "finale" per say, but the final episode was very good, and really ended the series without actually ending it with a clean cut, which makes it easy enough for them to continue if they don't get cancelled (because they haven't been officially cancelled, but it's pretty obvious it will be.) Reminded me of Rules of Engagement's finale.
  • Oct 30, 2015
    Loved this cast and the writing was edgy pushing both sides of race, politics and sexes. Probably too smart of writing to capture a big audience.
  • Oct 27, 2015
    Truth be told, NBC needs to cancel this show ASAP.

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