'Half-sauced' Henson puppets star in GSN's 'Late Night Liars'

late-night-liars_240.jpg This shot from GSN’s new game show Late Night Liars, premiering June 10, is the most mind-blowing thing I’ve seen all week. I feel like I’ve just been peer-pressured into smoking a joint. The show is from Henson Alternative, a label of The Jim Henson Company that produces content specifically and exclusively for adults. Per the release: “Each night, two hapless human contestants face off against a panel of four ‘celebrity’ puppets who are half-sauced and telling half-truths. Whichever contestant can distinguish fact from fiction best will escape with prizes and cash — but probably not their dignity.” Larry Miller (10 Things I Hate About You, Pretty Woman, Best in Show) hosts, with the help of his announcer/scorekeeper/puppet sidekick, The Weasel. Descriptions of the celebrity puppets, lifted straight from the press material:

• Shelley Oceans, a comedienne, television personality and actress who was once the world’s greatest insult comic — but that day has passed. Loved for her brash manner, Shelley is now a devoted game show panelist and is always ready with a cutting retort for the host, the contestants and of course, her fellow panelists — especially close friend and two-time ex-husband William A. Mummy.

• William A. Mummy, a confirmed bachelor and bon vivant who “just can’t seem to find the right woman.” “Mister Double Entendre” is flamboyant, brash, and jittery — and he knows how to tie an ascot. Mummy’s a fan of the finer things in life: fashion, gourmet food, and of course, the theater.

Cashmere Ramada, a world-famous celebutante and tabloid target. Cashmere has had dozens of mini-careers: singing, fashion design, perfume…and a few unfortunate video tapes that circulate on the Internet. She constantly inserts herself into charities she doesn’t understand, thinking that “Save the Dolphins” was an effort to prolong the amount of time you could keep dolphin meat in the freezer.

• Sir Sebastian Simian, a billionaire entrepreneur, adventurer, ladykiller and philanthropist. Sebastian balances his British charm and charisma with doses of snide, acerbic comments and a healthy sprinkle of intolerance. He also happens to be the smartest person in the room. Just ask him.

What do you think? Awesome, bad, or awesomely bad?

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  • beepela

    Awesomely hilarious!

  • Mummy

    Will Bill Mumy be voicing William A Mummy? (I’m asking half-seriously).

    • marlowe32

      Ha !! I was thinking the exact same thing….danger, Will Robinson…

  • ted

    If they are Jim Henson puppets, shouldn’t you be referring to them as “Muppets”?

    • Andy G.

      Nope, the Muppets are owned by Disney and this group of puppets do not fall under that muppet banner.

  • Pat

    I turned to Swamp loggers last night
    I did it my way

  • Skippy

    I think Miss Piggy should make a guest appearance… she would be an awesome guest panelist! Oh oh oh, new idea… guest Muppet panelists!!! That would be even more fun! Can you imagine Fozzy Bear making off-handed comments? Hilarious!

  • kat

    Count me in for this one. I’m laughing just thinking about it.

  • Megan

    Can you please put up a clip of the show? Plllleeeease?

  • fiveagainstone

    Don’t bother with this one. It’s bad enough that GSN promotes it to death by squeezing pop-up ads for them in the middle of shows like High Stakes Poker making it very hard to watch, but when you finally do see the show, it’s really kind of boring. It’s basically a bad recipe of To Tell The Truth blended with Avenue Q but all the funny was squeezed out along the way. Larry Miller deserves better than this. I’m starting to realize that if the networks promoting new shows to the point where the ads pop up in the middle of other shows, the new shows are pretty bad and no amount of overpromotion is going to get anyone to care.

  • Dave and Helen Attinson

    This show is hillarious, those “muppet” characters get away with a lot on that show. Will This show be renewed by GSN?. I hope it will because is it is funny.

    • Superstarseven

      They’re not Muppets. If it doesn’t have the Disney stamp then they’re not related to each other.

  • Superstarseven

    Also, you seem like a real Dummy, Mandi.
    They won’t escape with their dignity? Really, stupid?
    It’s called having a little fun.

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