Forgive or Forget
is an American talk show
aired in national syndication
from June 1998 to May 2000. The original host of the show was Mother Love
, but she was replaced with former Head of the Class
actress Robin Givens
for the series' third and last season.
The premise of the show involved people talking about past incidents in which the guests had wronged, or had been wronged by, a friend or a loved one, in search of making amends. Forgive or Forget
was produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television
Three segments usually took place per show. At the beginning of each segment, a guest (or several guests) told their side of the story to the host. Normally, the guest was someone who had done something to hurt a friend or a family member, in which case the guest wanted the other party to forgive him or her; in other cases, the guest was the one wronged by someone else, and wanted an apology from the second party. Occasionally, the other party was interviewed during the segment via closed circuit television, during which time the host usually tried to help the two parties come to a resolution.
Near the end of the segment, the guest or guests were asked to proceed to a large door at the end of the stage. If the offended party was willing to forgive or apologize, they would be waiting behind the door, and both sides would reunite when the door opened. However, if the second party was not willing to make amends, the door would open to reveal no one on the... Read More