January 14, 2018

Watch: Check Out the Demo Film for CBS’s Cancelled-Before-Aired Do You Trust Me?

Watch the demo reel for the taped-but-cancelled CBS quiz show featuring a heavy trust element and Tucker Carlson when he was only 90% an asshole and not 100%.

In 2007 CBS picked up six episodes of the Phil Gurin-produced quiz show Do You Trust Me?. Hosted by a pre-Fox News and pre-race-baiting Tucker Carlson, the show was a jacked up version of GSN’s Friend or Foe, if you remember that. No footage of the series has really been seen until now. Check out the demo reel below and read more about its history.


Each episode sees two contestants answering questions trying to build up a Trust Fund as Carlson reveals tidbits about each other which could make the contestants trust each other less. Throughout the game they’ll have the option to play on or try to steal the money for themselves. With $2,000,000 up for grabs, it all comes down to a final Share or Split decision, where if one steals they get it all but if they both try to steal, they leave with $0.

CBS shot six episodes of the series and went as far as having a website set for the show, still viewable here via Web Archive. The network got cold feet after seeing the final results and never aired the series. Was that for the best? Make the call and let us know.