It's True! (1998)

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11 July 1999 | Alan E
Terrific possible series
It is a shame that many TV pilots which show obvious quality do not get picked up, and many series which have no potential do. "It's True" was a fantasy possible tv series created / developed and directed by Danny Bilson (producer of the hit series Viper). In fact the premise of the show itself was terrific. The show explored the lives of 4 tv reporters who work for a fictional tabloid tv show called "It's True". However, they discover that some news that is definitely important are not making it to air. They then start running from the Government when they reveal a conspiracy, and government officials are in hot pursuit of them knowing that their information could expose the entire United States government.

I was in fact lucky to find the pilot episode (the only episode shot) called "The Rats of Rumfordton" which was filmed on location in Vancouver Canada over a 3 week period.

The CBS Network had ordered the pilot and due to the high tech special effects and computer graphics had commissioned US 8.2 Million Dollars for the pilot. When the fall 1998 - 1999 season approached CBS networked the pilot and commissioned financing for an additonal 5 episodes. However due to a lack of financing for other possible shows CBS pulled out of the deal with Paramount at the last possible minute.

The show was terrific and featured previous Aaron Spelling "Pacific Palisades" blonde bombshell Australian actress Kimberley Davies as Maya the naughty reporter and Jarod Emick (another Pacific Palisades resident) as Ed the reporter constantly trying to win her affection. The rest of the cast included Jean Stocolla and C. Ernest Harth.

Terrific pilot with great potential pity it wasn't picked up.

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