Check out an exclusive clip from the NBC freshman comedy, “Truth Be Told,” which airs on Friday nights at 8:30pm/7:30c.
Produced by super producer Will Packer, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb star in the series alongside Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Vanessa Lachey,
Created by DJ Nash, the sitcom follows two diverse couples who are best friends and neighbors, open to candidly discussing anything, and everything.
Before the series premiered 2 weeks ago, we spoke with co-star Bresha Webb, about the show and her involvement in it. A summary of that conversation immediately follows, after which you’ll find the exclusive clip, in which the quad talk the pros and cons of a male babysitter.
About ‘Truth Be Told’:
BRESHA WEBB: The show is four friends, two couples who live next door to each other and talk about everything together – relationships, sex, race. It’s very similar to how you and your friends would talk about everything, and even though it might be a little offensive or you’re not sure how to say it, we tackle it together in a circle of trust and love. Tracy and Mitch, Mark-Paul and Vanessa’s characters, have been married longer so they’ve become our marriage counselors in a way. It’s like a new definition of family.
On her character Angie:
Angie is Russell’s wife, she’s a pediatrician and newly married. She’s opinionated in her stance a lot, but she’s lovable and she’s figuring it out as well. Russell and Angie are a young black couple a lot like myself and my boyfriend. We identify with these characters, all of us do.
The true story behind the series:
It’s based on DJ Nash, the creator of the show, Will Packer, and DJ’s best friend, who is a comedian and is also black. So they would get into these situations that are naturally funny and already there. And then they let us find our own voices within these characters. So it’s not a bud-um-ching type of comedy, as most sitcoms are. We’re kind of grounding the material, and it’s hilarious to watch these events affect the characters.
Tackling tough topics on the show:
I don’t think any show really has talked about these things in a long time. Shows in the ’70s and ’80s were a lot more provocative. Shows that are coming out now – like “Black-Ish,” “The Carmichael Show” – are showcasing people of color in a new way. It’s not stereotypical. So just expect the unexpected. We’re going to talk about it all. I’m so excited to be on a show that tackles real issues and is provocative and funny and smart. I love it and I know people will love it too because it comes off organically. It’s art imitating life.
Here’s the clip: