No Pinheads, Just Patriots for Bill O’Reilly’s ‘Legends and Lies’ Return

By A.J. Katz 

Season 2 of the Fox News original docu-series Legends and Lies will premiere on Sunday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET. Executive produced by Bill O’Reilly, Legends & Lies: The Patriots looks at the founding fathers of the United States and the stories behind the figures who helped shape the country.

The forthcoming 12-part season features historical reenactments, analysis and insights from historians and experts alike. The first nine parts will run during the summer with an additional three to air in December, including a Christmas special on Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River.

Season 1, entitled Legends and Lies: The Real West, aired over 10 weeks in 2015 and gave a boost to FNC’s weekends. The network saw a 50 percent bump in average total weekend viewers compared to the year prior. It even attracted a celebrity fan in the process.

Legends and Lies has been picked up for two additional seasons.

The series is produced by Warm Springs Productions, the shop behind Mountain Men (History), American River Renegades (Animal Planet) and Log Cabin Living (HGTV). Legends & Lies is part of FNC’s weekend prime time programming slate overseen by senior evp, Bill Shine, procured in conjunction with Vice President of Development, John Finley.