Avanti Group is pleased to announce a new adaptation of Fib Finders (Les détecteurs de mensonges) by MTV Oy in Finland. Kuutamolla, as this version of the format is known, premiered September 19. The show’s first season will consist of ten 41-minute episodes. The contract was negotiated by Arabelle Pouliot-Di Crescenzo for Les Distributions Avanti Ciné Vidéo.
Viewers in Finland are already well-acquainted with the Quebec format, it having been adapted once before in 2001. That iteration was a great success, capturing an enviable market share. A total of 120 episodes were produced. Poland also picked up the concept in its territory in 2002.
“Seeing the revival of Fib Finders almost 20 years later in the same territory is a nice surprise. The new weekly version is hosted by Janne Kataja and is set to air in prime time on Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. This sale entices us to conquer new markets,” says Monic Lamoureux, Executive Director of Distributions Avanti Ciné Vidéo.
Fib Finders remains one of the most popular game shows in the history of Quebec television. The program had a long and illustrious run on our screens. With a little help from Confucius, Patrice L’Écuyer would welcome three personalities, each of whom would state two truths and a lie. The studio audience and viewers at home would then attempt to identify the lie. Created by Yves Taschereau in 1990, the game show garnered numerous accolades, including four Gémeaux Awards and three MetroStar Awards. It was also a finalist in the “Game Show” category at the 40th edition of the Rose d’Or Festival in Montreux. A total of 1,131 episodes were produced in Quebec.
Check out a clip from Kuutamolla: