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Lie to me*
Genre Drama
Crime
Created by Samuel Baum
Written by Samuel Baum[1][2]
Dustin Thomason[2]
Starring Tim Roth
Kelli Williams
Brendan Hines
Monica Raymund
Hayley McFarland
Mekhi Phifer[3]
Opening theme "Brand New Day" by Ryan Star
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Brian Grazer
David Nevins
Samuel Baum
Shawn Ryan
Producer(s) Samuel Baum
Production company(s) Fox Television
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run January 21, 2009 (2009-01-21) – present
External links
Official website
Lie to Me (styled as Lie to me*) is an American television series that premiered on the Fox network on January 21, 2009.[4] In the show, Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) and his colleagues in The Lightman Group accept assignments from third parties (commonly local and federal law enforcement), and assist in investigations, reaching the truth through applied psychology: interpreting microexpressions, through the Facial Action Coding System, and body language.[4]
.In May 2009, the show was renewed for a second season consisting of 13 episodes.^ AM MDT, May 13, 2009 .
  • Fox13Now | Lie to Me - KSTU 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.fox13now.com [Source type: General]
  • Lie to Me - KDVR 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.kdvr.com [Source type: General]

^ AM CDT, May 13, 2009 .
  • Lie to Me - WITI 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.fox6now.com [Source type: General]
  • FOX2now St. Louis | Lie To Me | KTVI - KTVI 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.fox2now.com [Source type: General]
  • Kansas City>FOX 4>Lie to Me>WDAF>fox4kc.com - WDAF 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.fox4kc.com [Source type: General]

^ Terrific Show , May 19, 2009 .
  • Amazon.com: Lie To Me: Season One [Blu-ray]: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund, Hayley McFarland, Mekhi Phifer, Kristen Ariza, Tim Guinee, Jennifer Beals, Sean Patrick Thomas, Chris Krauser, Jessica Wright, Adam Davidson, Arvin Brown, Clark Johnson, Eric Laneuville, John Behring, Karen Gaviola, Lesli Linka Glatter, Milan Cheylov: Movies & TV 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5] .Season 2 premiered on September 28, 2009.[6] On November 24, 2009 it was announced that Fox had given the show a full season pick-up.^ P ublished: November 24, 2009 .

^ FOX PICKS UP SECOND SEASON OF "LIE TO ME" FOX formally announces the show's sophomore pickup.
  • Shows A-Z - lie to me on fox | TheFutonCritic.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.thefutoncritic.com [Source type: General]

^ November 24, 2009, 2:23PM ifnot Says Lie to me was not picked up for a third season.
  • Fox Picks Up 'Lie to Me' | The Wrap 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.thewrap.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Contents

Characters and casting

Main

  • Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman, is a genius psychologist with an expertise in body language and especially microexpressions, and founder of The Lightman Group, a private company that operates as an independent contractor to assist investigations of local and federal law enforcement through applied psychology.[8] .Though often confronted by people's skepticism, Lightman uses any psychological technique he deems necessary to reach the truth, however elaborate or confronting.^ He said the phrase invokes images of Nazi Germany, which denied life-saving care to people who were not deemed useful enough to broader society.
    • PolitiFact | PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'Death panels' 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.politifact.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Heidi Adkisson notes that features sell products , but the people buying those products often don't use the very features they bought the product for in the first place .
    • Coding Horror: Every User Lies 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Wealthy people often use their wealth to influence government.
    • WORLDmag.com | Community | Blog Archive | Lie to me 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC online.worldmag.com [Source type: General]

    .He is divorced, and has split custody of his teenage daughter.^ He told the truth about who he was, how old he was, that he was a divorced father sharing custody of his daughter, and that he was going to school.
    • The Lie to Jerry 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC ozarkcountry.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He cares deeply about Gillian Foster, and there is a chemistry between them that has yet to develop into anything more.^ That will come later in his development, but he is not there yet.
    • Learning How to Tell a Lie 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.tomorrowsedge.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Is there anything about it you like?
    • Did Obama Lie? | NSLog(); 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC nslog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (And now that we're talking chemistry, did I detect a tiny bit of attraction between Reynolds and Foster in this week's fun "Fold Equity" episode?

    .His mother committed suicide while he was still young, an event that led him to discovering and researching microexpressions.^ Police tell Miller that the young girl is still alive and later tell him that she just died when, in fact, she died hours earlier.
    • Training Cops to Lie - Pt 1: Investigation at Officer.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.officer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There is evidence he was involved with British Intelligence, due to the fact that Reynolds has said "Yeah, I read your file too.^ And, via your last line, Judge Land just said that this was nothing, and fined Orly $10,000 for filing a frivolous suit, so wrong again, as usual.
    • Larry Sinclair: Orly Taitz Told Me to Lie, Claim That Obama Had People Killed « The Washington Independent 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC washingtonindependent.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However, earlier photographic evidence confirms the fact that the wall is there.
    • The Big Lie: Moslems, Jerusalem and Archaeology, Part 1 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.aish.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our report issued last autumn said there was no scientific evidence that it is valid for such a use.
    • Would you lie to me? | UK news | The Observer 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    Northern Ireland? .Let's talk about that...some of the crap you were involved in."^ You are exactly what I am talking about….
    • History Channel Caught In Another 9/11 Lie 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You talk about the dead walking – about cannibalism!
    • AND YOU CALL YOURSELF A SCIENTIST! - Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974) 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.aycyas.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You failed, just like your peers, to address the SUBJECT. You can call me names and say what you will about me, but I notice you are afraid to talk about the subject… .
    • History Channel Caught In Another 9/11 Lie 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [9] .He has also admitted to being an MI6 intelligence agent during the Yugoslavia Wars in 1994 in an attempt to gain the trust of an intelligence agent that he was interrogating.^ His fiancé admitted to getting very warm during the evening waking up and not being able to go back to sleep because of the hot temperature .
    • Dan Fernandez's Blog : The Seattle Air Conditioning Lie 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Instead of the child being taught that trust is gained by consistent trustworthiness and can be lost with a few careless words; they are taught just saying the magic words makes them trustworthy.
    • PBS taught my daughter to lie - Skeptic Turtle - Open Salon 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ For example, he goes as far as deleting a video segment with Reynolds confessing a murder in an attempt to gain his trust.
    • Lie to Me Season 2 Episode 7 “Black Friday” Comments | Humintell 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.humintell.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The character is based on Dr. Paul Ekman, a notable psychologist and expert on body language and facial expressions at UC San Francisco.[10]
  • Kelli Williams as Dr. Gillian Foster, Dr. Lightman's colleague and co-worker in The Lightman Group.[11] .Her husband's lack of candor often challenges her open pact with Lightman: not to let their professional skill interfere with coworker's personal lives.^ By stopping the theft of your money we are also reducing the ability of the government to interfere in our personal lives, a zone that is and has always been "off limits" to the federal government.
    • Welcome to the Lie-Free Zone 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.gcstation.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His partner, Dr. Gillian Foster (Kelli Williams) is trying to keep her skills professional and not let them bleed into her personal life.
    • Fox's new series, Lie to Me - CraveOnline.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.craveonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Let Sleeping Corpses Lie aka The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue aka Breakfast At The Manchester Morgue aka Don’t Open The Window aka Zombi 3] .
    • AND YOU CALL YOURSELF A SCIENTIST! - Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974) 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.aycyas.com [Source type: Original source]

    .So, when Cal believes her husband Alec is cheating on her, he simply ignores what he is seeing, much to Torres's dismay.^ I just don’t see much reason to believe he will, as most external shocks would work to McCain’s favor.
    • Lie to Me « Whatever 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC whatever.scalzi.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I see the eyes of my cheating husband who lied to me for years until he ended up hitting the wall.
    • Z on TV: Jon & Kate: Lying liars who lie on national TV - Sun critic David Zurawik writes about the business, culture and craziness of television - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Michael T. has a new web site called Mission Impossible which you will simply have to see to believe.

    .Gillian had adopted a baby (Sophie) who was eventually returned to the birth mother.^ The guy who once suggested that McCain fathered an out of wedlock baby with an African-American mother .
    • Lie to Me « Whatever 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC whatever.scalzi.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Missing Baby Gabriel Johnson: Couple Who Hoped to Adopt Ariz.
    • Missing Baby Gabriel Johnson: Couple Who Hoped to Adopt Ariz. Baby Took Lie Detector Test - Crimesider - CBS News 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

    .This character is based on Prof Maureen O’Sullivan, a psychology professor at the University of San Francisco.
  • Brendan Hines as Eli Loker, initially an employee of The Lightman Group.^ Kelli Williams stars as Dr. Gillian Foster, Lightman's partner; the cast also includes Brendan Hines and Monica Raymund.

    ^ The science part of it is based on psychology professor Paul Ekman's research in emotions and nonverbal communication.
    • Review: Fox's 'Lie to Me' adds another quirk to crime procedurals - Entertaining Ideas 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC blogs.pioneerlocal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Roth's character runs the Lightman Group, which hires out its services to federal, state and city police as well as private businesses.
    • 'Lie To Me Is Good' - Honest! I Wouldn't Fib 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www2.tbo.com [Source type: General]

    .Loker is academically educated and acquired his skills in "reading" people through practice.^ He is skilled at "reading" people's facial expressions, body language and subtle reactions to determine if they are lying or telling the truth.
    • 'Lie To Me Is Good' - Honest! I Wouldn't Fib 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www2.tbo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Loker is more of an academic than a people-person, but has this unique quirk that he adheres to a principle of radical honesty – therefore he doesn’t lie.
    • Interview: Tim Roth of Lie to Me Talks About Season Two | Lair of the Green Knight 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC writer.fitzhome.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Like any professional context, whether or not a person will be effective in using the skills in reading people is dependent on HOW they use them.
    • Lie to Me Season 2 Episode 9 “Fold Equity” Comments | Humintell 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.humintell.com [Source type: General]

    .He also adheres to radical honesty, and thus rarely lies, even if that makes him appear rude or undiplomatic.^ Loker is more of an academic than a people-person, but has this unique quirk that he adheres to a principle of radical honesty – therefore he doesn’t lie.
    • Interview: Tim Roth of Lie to Me Talks About Season Two | Lair of the Green Knight 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC writer.fitzhome.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Some might even be working up the courage to make the connection that a man who knowingly lies every day about important matters might be a liar.
    • Matthew Yglesias » McCain: Barack Made Me Lie! 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC yglesias.thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.” .
    • Lie #2: ‘God is huge and unapproachable, and He wants you to labor, struggle and live in guilt.’ « CoffeeHouseTheology 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.coffeehousetheology.com [Source type: Original source]

    [12] .Such as in the pilot, when he first meets Torres, he bluntly tells her that he wants to have sex with her.^ Loker has a “thing” for Torres that he hints at even in the pilot episode by telling her he wants to have sex with her.
    • Interview: Tim Roth of Lie to Me Talks About Season Two | Lair of the Green Knight 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC writer.fitzhome.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I don't want to meet Candace Bushnell's Sex And The City women as teens .
    • Attachment Parenting Blog: "Do you ever lie to your kids?" 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.apparenting.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Trust me; I really want to tell you, I've just struggled with which lie-teller to quote first.
    • Tayloe, Offit, Minshew, Katz, Snyderman, et. al.: Feeding a Hungry Lie - AGE OF AUTISM 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.ageofautism.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Lightman demoted him to an unpaid intern after, despite Foster's warnings, he divulged sensitive information to the SEC while working on a case, calling his actions, which includes the fact that Loker made Torres lie about knowing it, "disrespectful, selfish, and just plain stupid." The first time in show he lied was the season one episode "Do No Harm," when he told Torres he "doesn't care" why a peace activist he was attracted to made up a story; Torres catches his lie and Loker acknowledges this. In the season two episode "Fold Equality," there appears to be chemistry between Torres and Loker.
  • Monica Raymund as Ria Torres, an employee of The Lightman Group, and a protegee of Dr. Lightman's, who was recognized as a "natural" while she was still working as a TSA agent.[13] Torres was abused as a child, a common pattern among naturals, by her father. .Though talented and loyal, she lacks academic training and sometimes lets her emotions cloud her judgment.This appeared in an episode in which Cal used her emotions make her disobey him, which he pupeteered each character, thus helping him solving the case.^ In the episode — titled “Pied Piper” — Marciano will play Jason Wilkie, an inmate who “Lie to Me” lead character Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) helped convict for murdering a child 17 years ago.
    • A SHIELD Reunion on LIE TO ME - Collider.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.collider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This drama about Dr. Cal Lightman using his ability to observe and interpret minute changes in facial expressions and subtle body language to determine if someone is lying and why simply makes him the Aquaman among lead characters in TV procedural dramas.
    • Lie To Me on DVD / TV Shows on DVD Reviews / TV DVDs 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.tvparty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I really like the show, and the characters, sometimes Dr.Lightman is such a jerk, but then you see what a decent guy he really is...I really love the relationship between him and his daughter.
    • Lie to Me: Season One: Amazon.ca: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund, Hayley McFarland, Mekhi Phifer, Kristen Ariza, Tim Guinee, Jennifer Beals, Sean Patrick Thomas, Chris Krauser, Jessica Wright, Samuel Baum: DVD 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Chemistry between Loker and Torres surfaces in the season two episode "Fold Equity.
  • Hayley McFarland as Emily Lightman, Cal Lightman's teenage daughter.^ The occasional dose of Torres-Loker chemistry?

    ^ EPISODE 09 "FOLD EQUITY" .

    ^ Lie to me season 2 episode 9 is entittled “ Fold Equity “.
    • Lie To Me | Ardhindie.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.ardhindie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .She is under shared custody between her parents, and though she does not appreciate her father's ability to "read" her, she does not deny its merit for social screening.^ Parents that have shared custody....just recently as November, my son was given temporary custody of his 10 yr old son, who has since turned 11 in January.
    • Why Do Kids, Children and Teens Lie And What To Do About It 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.empoweringparents.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Read on Jill on Father/Child Outings: Does it happen often?
    • “All moms lie about their children”… Really?! | His Boys Can Swim Pregnancy Blog And Baby Blog 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.hisboyscanswim.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He told the truth about who he was, how old he was, that he was a divorced father sharing custody of his daughter, and that he was going to school.
    • The Lie to Jerry 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC ozarkcountry.com [Source type: Original source]

    .She sometimes shows a talent for "reading" people, even her father.^ Sometimes people have to find the show.
    • Lie to Me full season two | TV Series Finale 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC tvseriesfinale.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Sometimes we don’t see ourselves as the people we really are, and may be shocked at behaviors we can’t acknowledge to the therapist because we can’t even acknowledge them to ourselves.
    • 10 Common Reasons to Lie to Your Therapist | World of Psychology 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC psychcentral.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The show's tagline asserts that "the truth is written all over our faces," promising that people are literally lying to your face and you don't even know it.
    • Don't Believe the 'Lie to Me' Hype: Even Trained Eyes Have a Hard Time Spotting Untruths - washingtonpost.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: News]

    She has had a few boyfriends over the series that her father frequently scrutinizes. .It appeared that there was chemistry between her and the character Max in "Black Friday," but in the following episode she had a new boyfriend.^ The characters are spot-on with a great chemistry between them.
    • 'Lie To Me': Why it deserves to live. Why it may not. You can help. | EW.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC watching-tv.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (And now that we're talking chemistry, did I detect a tiny bit of attraction between Reynolds and Foster in this week's fun "Fold Equity" episode?

    ^ Lie to me season 2 episode 7 is entittled “ Black Friday “.
    • Lie To Me | Ardhindie.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.ardhindie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(Recurring Season 1, Regular Season 2)
  • Mekhi Phifer as Ben Reynolds, an FBI agent who is assigned to and assists the Lightman Group in their investigations, offering armed assistance and practical insights.^ Mekhi Phifer will return as a series regular.
    • TV News & Notes: Dollhouse, Lie To Me & More - Screen Rant 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ She joins Mekhi Phifer, Jennifer Beals, Sean Patrick, James Marsters and Garret Dillahunt, who have signed on to appear in season two of Lie to Me .
    • US TV - News - Melissa George to guest on 'Lie to Me' - Digital Spy 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.digitalspy.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) heads a team of experts at The Lightman Group who assist federal law enforcement, government agencies and local police with their most difficult cases.
    • Shows A-Z - lie to me on fox | TheFutonCritic.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.thefutoncritic.com [Source type: General]

    (Recurring Season 1, Regular Season 2)

Recurring

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  • Jennifer Beals as Zoe Landau, Cal Lightman's ex-wife.^ Lightman’s ex-wife (Jennifer Beals), will be back for a few episodes.
    • TV News & Notes: Dollhouse, Lie To Me & More - Screen Rant 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Sleuths who deal better with problems than with people are a television staple, and Lightman is no different (Jennifer Beals plays his district attorney ex-wife).
    • Amazon.com: Lie To Me: Season One [Blu-ray]: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund, Hayley McFarland, Mekhi Phifer, Kristen Ariza, Tim Guinee, Jennifer Beals, Sean Patrick Thomas, Chris Krauser, Jessica Wright, Adam Davidson, Arvin Brown, Clark Johnson, Eric Laneuville, John Behring, Karen Gaviola, Lesli Linka Glatter, Milan Cheylov: Movies & TV 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ His ex-wife (played in two episodes by Jennifer Beals doing the best work of her life) is colorful enough, but his daughter, Emily, played by Hayley McFarland , is revelatory.
    • Idol, Castle, Lie to Me, and "Lost TV" - Uncle Orson Reviews Everything 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.hatrack.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .She is an assistant to the Attorney General and though currently engaged to another man, she also engaged in a tryst with Lightman, after he helped her in a case.^ In both cases, Mueller defended the FBI in general terms, though he admitted instances of wrongdoing.
    • Did Gonzales Lie to the Senate? | Mother Jones 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I also want you to look at the shannara series, It currently has over 20 titles related to it, all by the same man, spanning many generations.
    • Tor.com / Science fiction and fantasy / Blog posts / How to Lie About Books 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.tor.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Assistant Attorney General Michael Chertoff, head of the U.S. Criminal Justice Division, who is now a Third Circuit judge.” .
    • Emptywheel » Release Ivins’ Lie Detector Test 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC emptywheel.firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It was revealed in "Truth or Consequences" that she is bi-racial, having a white mother and African-American father (the same as Beals in real life).
  • Sean Patrick Thomas as Karl Dupree, a Secret Service agent who becomes romantically involved with Torres.^ The drama is based on the real-life scientific discoveries of Dr. Paul Ekman , who will provide a reality element on his website for each episode.
    • Tim Roth on new drama series 'Lie to Me' - Who's News Blog - USAWEEKEND.com 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC blogs.usaweekend.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Truth is Santa is real, and parents help create the magic of his life that shines brightly in a child's heart and mind.
    • Is it wrong to lie to your children about Santa Claus? - Parenting: Curious Dad 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC communities.canada.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "I've talked to people who were less than truthful on the test, but employed countermeasures and breezed through it," the former agent says.
    • Lie Detector Roulette | Mother Jones 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: Original source]

    He was seriously injured during a terrorist attack. .As of Season 2, no mention has been made of his whereabouts, or if he even survived.
  • Tim Guinee as Alec Foster, Gillian Foster's ex-husband.^ An ex-flatmate of mine used to have the habit of using the word 'honestly' only when he lied (which was often)- it made it very easy to tell he was lying, even over the 'phone.
    • HOWTO Lie to authority figures - Boing Boing 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Gillian Foster ) Un leggero no con la testa, vedete, lo facciamo involontariamente se non crediamo a ciò che diciamo.
    • Lie to Me - Wikiquote 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC it.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Not to mention that the poles that the supposible plane hit was only taken out of its hold & was laying there with no damage is even more odd.
    • 9/11 Commission Counsel: Government Agreed to Lie About 9/11 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He works at the United States Department of State and is a recovering cocaine addict where throughout the series it was heavily hinted that he was having an extramarital affair until it revealed the woman was his drug sponsor.^ Throughout the United States and Canada, she facilitates courses and workshops on Establishing Rapport to Increase Sales & Clientele, Detecting Deception, and Successful Dating Secrets.
    • "Lie To Me": An Unofficial Seminar on the Lie Detection Techniques Used on the TV Show | Goldstar 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.goldstar.com [Source type: General]

    ^ One woman looking for temporary clerical work said she received no calls from employers until she stopped listing her master’s degree on her resume.
    • HRRecruitingAlert.com » Blog Archive » The new lie applicants are telling 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.hrrecruitingalert.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Job applicants are routinely treated like criminals, grilled for hours with repetitive questions about extramarital affairs or drug use.
    • Lie Detector Roulette | Mother Jones 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: Original source]

    He and Gillian have decided to divorce.

Plot

.Based on the real-life scientific discoveries of Paul Ekman, the series follows Lightman and his team of deception experts as they assist law enforcement and government agencies to expose the truth behind the lies.^ Lie to Me based on real life work of Paul Ekman , May 18, 2009 .
  • Amazon.com: Lie To Me: Season One [Blu-ray]: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund, Hayley McFarland, Mekhi Phifer, Kristen Ariza, Tim Guinee, Jennifer Beals, Sean Patrick Thomas, Chris Krauser, Jessica Wright, Adam Davidson, Arvin Brown, Clark Johnson, Eric Laneuville, John Behring, Karen Gaviola, Lesli Linka Glatter, Milan Cheylov: Movies & TV 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lie to Me is loosely based on the real life work of psychologist Paul Ekman.
  • Amazon.com: Lie To Me: Season One [Blu-ray]: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund, Hayley McFarland, Mekhi Phifer, Kristen Ariza, Tim Guinee, Jennifer Beals, Sean Patrick Thomas, Chris Krauser, Jessica Wright, Adam Davidson, Arvin Brown, Clark Johnson, Eric Laneuville, John Behring, Karen Gaviola, Lesli Linka Glatter, Milan Cheylov: Movies & TV 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) returns to expose the truth behind the lies in Lie To Me.
  • Ohio.com - 'Lie to Me' taking break 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.ohio.com [Source type: General]

[14]
.The season opens with Cal and Gillian hiring a new associate: former TSA officer Ria Torres.^ Cal si Gillian o angajeaza pe Ria, care se pare ca are un talent innascut in detectarea minciunilor.
  • Seriale tv – TvBlog » Lie to Me 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.tvblog.ro [Source type: General]

^ September 28th, 2009 The actor talks about his role as Cal Lightman on the new season of this Fox series .
  • Tim Roth Gets Truthful with Lie to Me | MovieWeb 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.movieweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lie to me season 1 episode 5 tittle “ Unchained ” in this episode Ria and Cal question a former gangster.
  • Lie To Me | Ardhindie.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.ardhindie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ria scored extraordinarily high on Cal's deception detection diagnostic, and is labeled a "natural" at deception detection.^ Ria Torres is one of the few "naturals" in the field of deception detection.
  • Lie to Me on TV.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ RIA TORRES (Monica Raymund, “Law and Order: SVU”) is the newest member of the agency, and one of the few “naturals” in the field of deception detection.
  • Lie To Me / 2009 - 2010 TV Show Reviews / TVparty! 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.tvparty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Roth will play Dr. Cal Lightman, a scientist who pioneered the field of deception detection.
  • Tim Roth to star in Fox's 'Lie to Me' - Entertainment News, TV News, Media - Variety 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Her innate talent in the field clashes with Cal's academic approach, and he often shows off by rapidly analyzing her every facial expression.^ Roth plays human lie detector Dr. Cal Lightman, who studies facial expressions and body language to discover if and why subjects are lying.
  • BSkyB nabs U.K. rights to 'Lie to Me' - Entertainment News, Web Exclusive, Media - Variety 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.variety.com [Source type: General]

^ The show's gimmick does extend beyond reading expressions--they analyze voices and psychoanalyze answers--and the show does have its amusing moments.
  • Lie to Me reviews at Metacritic.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tim Roth stars as Dr. Cal Lightman, a forensics expert with a special talent for reading the giveaway body language, facial expressions and other tell-tale signs criminals exhibit when trying to get away with a lie.
  • http://getglue.com/tv_shows/lie_to_me 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

She counters by reading Lightman and when he least expects it, peppers conversations with quotes from his books.
It was gradually revealed that Dr. Lightman was driven to study micro-expressions as a result of guilt over his mother's suicide; she claimed to have been fine, when she was actually experiencing great sorrow.
.For a small number of the early episodes Lightman would team up with Torres working on a case, while Foster and Loker would team up on a separate case.^ Lightman, Foster and Loker are all scientists.
  • Lie to Me Season 2 Episode 7 “Black Friday” Comments | Humintell 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.humintell.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Lightman/Torres half of each episode is addictive.
  • Lie to Me < Reviews | PopMatters 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

^ Lightman heads a team of experts at The Lightman Group who assist federal law enforcement, government agencies and local police with their most difficult cases.
  • Lie To Me / 2009 - 2010 TV Show Reviews / TVparty! 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.tvparty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Occasionally their work would intertwine or Foster or Lightman would provide assistance on each others cases.^ My company and I stand for values such as building rapport with others and working WITH law enforcement officials, not taking over the case ourselves.
  • Lie to Me Season 2 Episode 7 “Black Friday” Comments | Humintell 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.humintell.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I too would be interested in other opinions on this…there are many unfortunate examples of in justice in the justice system, and the framers of the Constitution provided us with something that can balance this.

^ What reason would hubby’s (revealed-to-be) sponsor have had to come see Foster at work (other than to titillate the audience/Lightman), especially since everyone was on the DL about Alec’s addiction?

.As the first season progressed, the cases became more involved and all four of the main characters would work together on one case for each episode.^ First of all, it’s a work in progress.

^ The TV show Lie to Me , a few weeks back (season 2, episode 3 to be exact) decided to take the lies just one step too far — they showed an iPhone where one of the characters could swipe between SMS notifications.
  • TV Show Lie to Me Lies to Us About Swipe-able iPhone SMS Notifications | The iPhone Blog 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.theiphoneblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We'll also see more of Lightman's personal life: He's got a teenage daughter, Emily (Hayley McFarland), and his ex-wife, Zoe Landau (Jennifer Beals), is around for the first four episodes of the season.
  • The Watcher: 'Lie to Me's' makeover: The truth from Tim Roth and Shawn Ryan 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This formulaic technique is often used in the first episodes of a new series to help establish the characters.^ In a prior episode the character, Dr. Lightman, used his powers of observation to win money at a crooked game to help a friend out of a jam.

^ Dear Alan: I saw the schedules for Fox through the first of February and noticed that after yesterday, "Lie to Me" has no new episodes and, after December, it's off the schedule all together.
  • Reader mail: 'Lie to Me' & Fox mid-season, 'Curb'/'Seinfeld,' and more | New Jersey Entertainment - TV & Film - - NJ.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is scene where there has been a series of bombings throughout DC which is where the show set so, Im breaking into an interrogation to get information of him using the sort of techniques that I or my character [spelsiz] ?.
  • ��������2009-05-17&05-19 ���Ӿ� ��Lie To Me�� ��Ա��̸ - ��׼Ӣ����������������ѵ�� - ����ѧ�Ѽ�԰ Ӣ��ѧϰ�ߵļ�԰- Powered by SupeSite 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC my.putclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In addition to detecting deception in subjects they interview, Lightman and his team also use various interviewing and interrogation tactics to elicit information that is useful to their cases.^ Lightman heads a team of experts at The Lightman Group who assist federal law enforcement, government agencies and local police with their most difficult cases.
  • Lie To Me / 2009 - 2010 TV Show Reviews / TVparty! 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.tvparty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We need to prevent the use of unreliable tech­nologies and develop fully detailed information about the limits of accuracy of even reliable lie detection,” he says.
  • True Lies - Magazine - ABA Journal 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.abajournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The reason that teams used to play small ball back in the day is because they could barely hit the ball out of the infield!
  • Stats Don't Lie - Espnradio - ESPN 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC sports.espn.go.com [Source type: General]

.Rather than by force, they instead use careful lines of questions, provocative statements, theatrics and healthy doses of deception on their own part.^ They would rather sell one laptop with a PPP than ten laptops with nothing.
  • Source: Office Depot Associates Routinely Lie about Notebook Stock 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC blog.laptopmag.com [Source type: General]

^ But I can also imagine that many questions/issues come up before you thought they would, and thus have to be addressed in more delicate ways than you might have thought .
  • Do You Lie to Your Kids? | Momversation 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.momversation.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead of being able to actually render circles on a line graph (you can render squares and diamonds), you can use little low-res bitmaps of colored circles.
  • Coding Horror: Every User Lies 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

.In the show's pilot episode, Lightman is speaking to a man who is refusing to speak at all, and is able to discern vital information by talking to him and gauging his reaction to each statement.^ I really like the show, and the characters, sometimes Dr.Lightman is such a jerk, but then you see what a decent guy he really is...I really love the relationship between him and his daughter.
  • Lie to Me: Season One: Amazon.ca: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund, Hayley McFarland, Mekhi Phifer, Kristen Ariza, Tim Guinee, Jennifer Beals, Sean Patrick Thomas, Chris Krauser, Jessica Wright, Samuel Baum: DVD 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It seems to me that the problem with the “vital lie” concept is discerning which part of the statement is a lie.

^ In this episode When a government witness is murdered, the FBI hires The Lightman Group to determine who leaked the witness’ whereabouts to the killers and to protect Agent Reynolds, the star witness in the case.
  • Lie To Me | Ardhindie.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.ardhindie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Principal crew

.Samuel Baum (Showrunner/Head Writer), Brian Grazer, David Nevins, Steven Maeda.^ Samuel Baum, Brian Grazer, David Nevins and Steven Maeda serve as executive producers on the series, which is produced by Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television.
  • Lie To Me / 2009 - 2010 TV Show Reviews / TVparty! 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.tvparty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Actor Kelli Williams Actor Tim Roth Actor Brendan Hines Actor Monica Raymund Actor Mekhi Phifer Executive Producer Brian Grazer Executive Producer Samuel Baum .
  • Lie To Me - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online for free - Hulu 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.hulu.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Lie To Me - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online for free - Hulu 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.hulu.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Created by Sam Baum, Lie to Me is executive-produced by Baum, Brian Grazer, David Nevins and Steve Maeda.
  • Lie to Me on TV.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Katherine Pope, former president of NBC Universal’s TV studio, has signed on as a consulting producer. .Pope worked on the final four episodes of the first season.^ We'll also see more of Lightman's personal life: He's got a teenage daughter, Emily (Hayley McFarland), and his ex-wife, Zoe Landau (Jennifer Beals), is around for the first four episodes of the season.
  • The Watcher: 'Lie to Me's' makeover: The truth from Tim Roth and Shawn Ryan 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But, working late one night, I pulled up the on-line episodes and watched the first two.
  • TV News & Notes: Dollhouse, Lie To Me & More - Screen Rant 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A&E (first season finale) — Missy grapples with her son’s hoarding tendencies.
  • TV best bets with return of ‘Private Practice,’ ‘Lie To Me,’ ‘The Hills,’ and season end of ‘Entourage’ | Radio & TV Talk 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

[15] .Shawn Ryan, creator of The Shield and The Unit, took over as show runner for the second season.^ In addition, Shawn Ryan, creator and executive producer of "The Shield," joins the series as an executive producer and show-runner.
  • Shows A-Z - lie to me on fox | TheFutonCritic.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.thefutoncritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Shawn Ryan, creator of "The Shield," joined the staff of "Lie to Me" in its second season, apparently to pump a little action into the story lines, and since then things have gotten a little more flashy and fast-paced than before: Lightman is pulled into a criminal circle by his double-dealing best buddy!
  • I Like to Watch - Salon.com 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]
  • I Like to Watch - Salon.com 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ I thought I'd briefly revisit a few shows in their first and second seasons to see where they're at and whether I think I'll stick with them.

[16][17]

Episodes

Season Episodes First airdate Last airdate
Season 1 13 January 21, 2009 May 13, 2009
Season 2 22 September 28, 2009 TBA
.Season 2 is set to resume on June 7th, 2010 according to Fox's website.^ So when the Fox contacted me and said we'd love to have you on a set visit during our season p*, it's happening near downtown Los Angeles, of course I jumped the idea.
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Reception

Critical reception

.The show received mostly positive reviews from television critics.^ If I've given a new show a fairly positive review or I think it has potential, I'll try to watch it again after my review is posted.

^ Why hasn't this show received any review on this site?
  • TV News & Notes: Dollhouse, Lie To Me & More - Screen Rant 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It gained a score of 64 on Metacritic from 24 reviews.[18] Entertainment Weekly's Ken Tucker awarded Lie to Me a B- rating and wrote "Lie to Me is derivative yet well crafted, predictable yet ever-so-slightly novel...it's no wonder that Fox thinks it's got itself a potential hit". However he also commented "if this review were a face, Dr. Lightman would say it had a forced smile: hopeful, but dubious, about Lie's chances."[19] Tom Shales, writing for the Washington Post, said "Lie to Me seems an unusually meaty, thoughtful and thought-provoking crime drama - another police procedural, yes, but one with a dramatic and mesmerizing difference...easily one of the season's best new shows."[20]

Ratings

.In the United States the viewing figures declined as the series progressed.^ United States called the -- session progress toward a political problem."
  • You Lie, Sir | WRKO 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC audio.wrko.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Working on new songs for album 4" Mandeville United States View: Pics .
  • 12 Stones en Música MySpace – Transmisión gratuita de MP3s, Fotos & Videos Musicales 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What hospital in the United States will turn someone away who needs treatment for a gunshot or some other serious trauma?
  • Challenger to "You Lie" Congressman Cashes In After Speech 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

.The Pilot was seen by 12.37 million, however by the final episode of the first season it was down to 8.46 million.^ However, I haven't seen all of the episodes.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘Lie to Me’ Lies to Me 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Its first three episodes averaged 12-13 million viewers.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘Lie to Me’ Lies to Me 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A&E (first season finale) — Missy grapples with her son’s hoarding tendencies.
  • TV best bets with return of ‘Private Practice,’ ‘Lie To Me,’ ‘The Hills,’ and season end of ‘Entourage’ | Radio & TV Talk 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: General]

.The most viewed episode was episode 3 ("A Perfect Score") which attracted 12.99 million.^ Total Views 1229 1229 on SlideShare 0 from embeds Comments 0 Favorites 0 Downloads 12 Most viewed embeds more .
  • mashup* - Location, Privacy, Where I Am and Why It's OK to Lie About This 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: General]

^ Its first three episodes averaged 12-13 million viewers.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘Lie to Me’ Lies to Me 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ EPISODE 03 "A PERFECT SCORE" .

.The season's least viewed episode was episode 10 ("Better Half") with a total of 7.87 million attracted viewers.The second season premiered on the 28th of September to 7.7 million viewers.The second season most watched episode is the second episode(Truth or Consequences) and the season least viewed episode as of the 27th of the December is the fifth episode(Grievous Bodily Harm).^ Reply: September 28th, 2009 at 10:21 pm .
  • Sec. State Clinton Repeats Obama Lie to Threaten Iran 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That’s millions of factory visits each year and less then half of those visits and maybe 10% of those supplier conversations are actually going to turn into business.
  • Silk Road International Blog » Ancient Chinese Secret: Don’t Lie (to foreigners), it’s just not worth it. 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC silkroadintl.net [Source type: General]

^ Vic Reply: September 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm .
  • Sec. State Clinton Repeats Obama Lie to Threaten Iran 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The first episode attracted 395,000 viewers overnight in the United Kingdom, with an estimated 790,000 watching the episode on personal video recorders.^ Casey P DG is on Hulu if people want to watch it, i've been meaning to at least watch the first episode.
  • TV News & Notes: Dollhouse, Lie To Me & More - Screen Rant 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But, working late one night, I pulled up the on-line episodes and watched the first two.
  • TV News & Notes: Dollhouse, Lie To Me & More - Screen Rant 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC screenrant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I suggest everyone watch the video of when the President first was given the news about 9-11.
  • 9/11 Commission Counsel: Government Agreed to Lie About 9/11 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The live viewing figures increased to 436,000 overnight for the second episode.[21] The viewing figures have increased gradually over the series. The highest rated episode of the series (as of 23 July 2009) is episode 9, with official viewing figures of 739,000.

International broadcasting

.The series is broadcast by Network Ten in Australia and Global TV in Canada, and also airs in Norway, Sweden, Hungary and Belgium.^ But it will be the first that a broadcast network has refused to air.
  • FOX: Obama won't air, 'Lie to Me' will: The Swamp 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ TV show script featuring this subplot get on network TV? seriously??
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘Lie to Me’ Lies to Me 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Millions of viewers who rely on over-the-air TV signals do not have access to cable news networks or C-SPAN. .
  • Fox Says It Won’t Show Obama Press Conference - Media Decoder Blog - NYTimes.com 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

[22][23] .Lie to Me aired on Sky1 in the UK and Ireland,[24] starting on May 14, 2009. On July 20, 2009, Fox aired the premiere in Latin America.^ Thursday May 14, 2009 .
  • Varia Archives - Crunchy Con 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC blog.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Jan 20, 2009 8:43:14 AM .
  • BlueOregon: Was it okay for Sam Adams to lie? 6 February 2010 12:012 UTC www.blueoregon.com [Source type: General]

^ October 14, 2009 6:20 PM .
  • Z on TV: Jon & Kate: Lying liars who lie on national TV - Sun critic David Zurawik writes about the business, culture and craziness of television - baltimoresun.com 30 January 2010 2:35 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

[25] RTL 5 in The Netherlands has been broadcasting it since November 6, 2009.
Country Television Network
Australia Australia Network Ten, Arena
Bulgaria Bulgaria bTV Cinema
Spain Spain Antena 3, Fox
Portugal Portugal Fox; Fox HD
Canada Canada Global, V
Netherlands Netherlands RTL 5
Belgium Belgium 2BE, BeTV, RTL-TVi
Czech Republic Czech Republic Prima
Serbia Serbia Nacionalna
France France M6
Finland Finland MTV3
Estonia Estonia PBK
Georgia (country) Georgia rustavi 2
Hungary Hungary RTL Klub
United Kingdom United Kingdom Sky1 (Sky106) & Sky1 HD (Sky170)
Republic of Ireland Ireland RTE2
Lithuania Lithuania TV3
Malaysia Malaysia NTV7
Sweden Sweden TV4
Poland Poland Canal+
New Zealand New Zealand TV3
Norway Norway TV2
Denmark Denmark TV2
Italy Italy Fox
Germany Germany VOX (TV channel)
Russia Russia Channel One
Armenia Armenia Channel One
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Channel One
Chile Chile Fox
Mexico México Fox
El Salvador El Salvador Fox
Honduras Honduras Fox
Uruguay Uruguay Fox
Colombia Colombia Fox
Costa Rica Costa Rica Fox
Ecuador Ecuador Fox
Peru Peru Fox
Argentina Argentina Fox
Brazil Brazil Fox
Venezuela Venezuela Fox
Philippines Philippines C/S 9 and Fox Asia
South Africa South Africa M-net
Thailand Thailand True Series
Turkey Turkey Fox Life
Ukraine Ukraine 1+1
Cuba Cuba MultiVision
South Korea South Korea Fox
Latvia Latvia TV3
Singapore Singapore Fox Asia
Slovenia Slovenia TV3
Switzerland Switzerland TSR1

DVD releases

DVD Name Release dates Ep # Additional Information
Region 1 Region 2
Season 1 August 25, 2009[citation needed] September 14, 2009 13 The three disc box set (four disc in UK) includes all 13 episodes. Extras include "The Lightman Group Lie Detection Tutorials". Running Time: 605 minutes.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Lie to Me". NBC08 New Series. Fox. http://www.fox.com/programming/shows/new/lie_to_me.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  2. ^ a b Lie To Me at the Internet Movie Database. Accessed 2008-11-16.
  3. ^ "Lie to Me - Characters". Fox Broadcasting Company. http://www.fox.com/lietome/characters/tim.htm. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Lie To Me". Fox. http://www.fox.com/lietome/. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  5. ^ "Fall TV: Fox Renews Lie to Me, Sets Sights on Human Target and Sons of Tucson". TVGuide.com. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Lie-Me-renewed-1006026.aspx. Retrieved 2009-05-12. 
  6. ^ http://www.fox.com/shows.htm
  7. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/11/24/lie-to-me-gets-full-season-pick-up/34510
  8. ^ ""dr. cal lightman" - tim roth". Fox.com. http://www.fox.com/lietome/characters/tim.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ ""dr. gillian foster" - kelli williams". Fox.com. http://www.fox.com/lietome/characters/kelli.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  12. ^ ""eli loker" - brendan hines". Fox.com. http://www.fox.com/lietome/characters/brendan.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  13. ^ ""ria torres" - monica raymund". Fox.com. http://www.fox.com/lietome/characters/monica.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  14. ^ "The Face Never Lies". 2009-01-23. http://www.fox.com/lietome/. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  15. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (February 7, 2009). "Pope joins Fox's 'Lie to Me'". variety.com. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117999783.html?categoryid=14&cs=1. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  16. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 12, 2009). "Scoop: Fox renews 'Lie to Me,' installs 'Shield' creator as new showrunner". EW.com. http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/05/scoop-fox-renew.html. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  17. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (September 28, 2009). "'Lie to Me' improves with help from 'Shield' creator Shawn Ryan - Sepinwall on TV". The Star-Ledger. Newark. http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2009/09/lie_to_me_improves_with_help_f.html. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  18. ^ "Lie to Me reviews at Metacritic.com". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/tv/shows/lietome. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  19. ^ Tucker, Ken. "TV review - Lie to Me (2009)". ew.com. Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20252535,00.html. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  20. ^ Shales, Tom (19 January 2009). "'Lie to Me' handles famous psychologist's truth nicely". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/18/AR2009011802254.html. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  21. ^ "Viewers sold on Sky1's Lie to Me". Guardian Online. The Guardian. 22 May 2009. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/may/22/multichannel-ratings-lie-to-me. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  22. ^ Knox, David (2008-11-10). "TEN cooks up Big Brother replacement". TV.com. http://www.tv.com/story/11864.html. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  23. ^ "Tim Roth series honest about lying". JAM! Television. http://jam.canoe.ca/Television/TV_Shows/L/Lie_To_Me/2008/11/15/7422526-sun.html. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  24. ^ Sky1 Acquires Lie To Me
  25. ^ Tim Roth, un detector de mentiras, humano, (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved on 2009-07-20.

External links


Lie to Me
File:Lie to
Intertitle for Lie to Me
Genre Drama
Crime
Created by Samuel Baum
Starring Tim Roth
Kelli Williams
Brendan Hines
Monica Raymund
Hayley McFarland
Mekhi Phifer[1]
Opening theme Brand New Day by Ryan Star
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 35 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Brian Grazer
David Nevins
Samuel Baum
All Seasons
Shawn Ryan
Season 2
Elizabeth Craft
Season 2
Sarah Fain
Season 2
Producer(s) Samuel Baum
Production company(s) Imagine Entertainment, Fox Television
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run January 21, 2009 (2009-01-21) – present
External links
Official website

Lie to Me is an American television series that premiered on the Fox network on January 21, 2009.[2] In the show, Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) and his colleagues in The Lightman Group accept assignments from third parties (commonly local and federal law enforcement), and assist in investigations, reaching the truth through applied psychology: interpreting microexpressions, through the Facial Action Coding System, and body language.[2]

In May 2009, the show was renewed for a second season consisting of 13 episodes,[3] Season 2 premiered on September 28, 2009.[4] On November 24, 2009, Fox ordered an extra nine episodes for season 2, bringing the season order to 22 episodes.[5]

On May 12, 2010, Entertainment Weekly reported that Lie to Me received a 13-episode third season pick-up.[6] [7] The third season of Lie to Me was originally to premiere on November 10, 2010. On September 28, 2010 the premiere date was moved to October 4, 2010 due to the cancellation of Lone Star.[8]

Contents

Characters and casting

Main

  • Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman, is a genius psychologist with an expertise in body language and predominantly microexpressions and founder of The Lightman Group, a private company that operates as an independent contractor to assist investigations of local and federal law enforcement through applied psychology.[9] Though often confronted by people's skepticism, Lightman uses any psychological technique he deems necessary to reach the truth, however elaborate or confronting. He is divorced, and has shared custody of his teenage daughter. He cares deeply about Gillian Foster, and there is a chemistry between them that has yet to develop into anything more. His mother committed suicide while he was still young, an event that led him to discovering and researching microexpressions. There is evidence he was involved with British Intelligence.[10]. Lightman also mentioned interrogating IRA members, going as far as admitting he was fooled by a suspect's facial expressions that caused the murder of five people in a pub shortly after the interrogation. He has also admitted to being an MI6 intelligence agent during the Yugoslavia Wars in 1994 in an attempt to gain the trust of an intelligence agent that he was interrogating. The character is based on Dr. Paul Ekman, a notable psychologist and expert on body language and facial expressions at University of California, San Francisco.[11]
  • Kelli Williams as Dr. Gillian Foster, Dr. Lightman's colleague and co-worker in The Lightman Group.[12] Her husband's lack of candor often challenges her open pact with Lightman: not to let their professional skill interfere with coworker's personal lives. So, when Cal believes her husband Alec is cheating on her, he simply ignores what he is seeing, much to Torres' dismay. It is later revealed that he was not, in fact, cheating on her, but was trying to overcome his drug addiction. Gillian had adopted a baby (Sophie) who was eventually returned to the birth mother. This character is based on Dr. Maureen O’Sullivan, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of San Francisco.
  • Brendan Hines as Eli Loker, initially an employee of The Lightman Group. Loker is academically educated and acquired his skills in "reading" people through practice. During season 1, he also adheres to Radical Honesty, and thus rarely lies, even if that makes him appear rude or undiplomatic.[13] Lightman demoted him to an unpaid intern after, despite Foster's warnings, he divulged sensitive information to the SEC while working on a case. However, he is later promoted to vice president, which puts a rift in any developing relationship between him and Torres (the two had slept together once). He appears very dissatisfied with the Lightman group and searches for a new job.
  • Monica Raymund as Ria Torres, an employee of The Lightman Group, and a protegee of Dr. Lightman's, who was recognized as a "natural" while she was still working as a TSA agent.[14] Torres was abused as a child, a common pattern among naturals[15]. Though talented and loyal, she lacks academic training and sometimes lets her emotions cloud her judgment. She has a half sister who is in juvenile prison.
  • Hayley McFarland as Emily Lightman, Cal Lightman's teenage daughter. She is under shared custody between her parents, and though she does not appreciate her father's ability to "read" her, she does not deny its merit for social screening. She shows a talent for "reading" people, like Foster and even her father. She has had a few boyfriends over the series that her father frequently scrutinizes. (Recurring Season 1, Regular Season 2)
  • Mekhi Phifer as Ben Reynolds, an FBI agent who is assigned to and assists the Lightman Group in their investigations, offering armed assistance and practical insights. Reynolds doesn't always agree with Lightman's ways, but stands behind them majority of the time. (Recurring Season 1, Regular Season 2)

Recurring

  • Jennifer Beals as Zoe Landau, Cal Lightman's ex-wife. She is an Assistant Attorney General and though currently engaged to another man, she also engaged in a tryst with Lightman, after he helped her in a case. It was revealed in "Truth or Consequences" that she is bi-racial, having a white mother and African-American father (the same as Beals in real life). (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Tim Guinee as Alec Foster, Gillian Foster's ex-husband. He works at the United States Department of State and is a recovering cocaine addict where throughout the series it was heavily hinted that he was having an extramarital affair until it revealed the woman was his drug sponsor. He and Gillian have decided to divorce. (Season 1)

Plot

Based on the real-life scientific discoveries of Paul Ekman, the series follows Lightman and his team of deception experts as they assist law enforcement and government agencies to expose the truth behind the lies.[16]

The season opens with Cal and Gillian hiring a new associate: former TSA officer Ria Torres. Ria scored extraordinarily high on Cal's deception detection diagnostic, and is labeled a "natural" at deception detection. Her innate talent in the field clashes with Cal's academic approach, and he often shows off by rapidly analyzing her every facial expression. She counters by reading Lightman and when he least expects it, peppers conversations with quotes from his books.

It was gradually revealed that Dr. Lightman was driven to study micro-expressions as a result of guilt over his mother's suicide; she claimed to have been fine in order to obtain a weekend pass from a psychiatric ward, when she was actually experiencing agony (which mostly parallels Paul Ekman's anecdote in his book Telling Lies).

For a small number of the early episodes Lightman would team up with Torres working on a case, while Foster and Loker would team up on a separate case. Occasionally their work would intertwine or Foster or Lightman would provide assistance on each others cases. As the first season progressed, the cases became more involved and all four of the main characters would work together on one case for each episode. This formulaic technique is often used in the first episodes of a new series to help establish the characters.

In addition to detecting deception in subjects they interview, Lightman and his team also use various interviewing and interrogation tactics to elicit information that is useful to their cases. Rather than by force, they instead use careful lines of questions, provocative statements, theatrics and healthy doses of deception on their own part. In the show's pilot episode, Lightman is speaking to a man who is refusing to speak at all, and is able to discern vital information by talking to him and gauging his reaction to each statement. This approach is also taken in several other episodes (e.g., "Do No Harm").

Principal crew

Samuel Baum (Showrunner/Head Writer), Brian Grazer, David Nevins, Steven Maeda. Katherine Pope, former president of NBC Universal’s TV studio, has signed on as a consulting producer. Pope worked on the final four episodes of the first season.[17] Shawn Ryan, creator of The Shield and The Unit, took over as show runner for the second season.[18][19]

Episodes

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Season Episodes First airdate Last airdate
Season 1 13 January 21, 2009 May 13, 2009
Season 2 22 September 28, 2009 September 13, 2010
Season 3 13 October 4, 2010

Season 2 resumed on June 7, 2010. Lie to Me has been renewed for its third season.[20]

Reception

Critical reception

The show received mostly positive reviews from television critics. It gained a score of 64 on Metacritic from 24 reviews.[21] Entertainment Weekly's Ken Tucker awarded Lie to Me a B- rating and wrote "Lie to Me is derivative yet well crafted, predictable yet ever-so-slightly novel...it's no wonder that Fox thinks it's got itself a potential hit". However he also commented "if this review were a face, Dr. Lightman would say it had a forced smile: hopeful, but dubious, about Lie's chances."[22] Tom Shales, writing for the Washington Post, said "Lie to Me seems an unusually meaty, thoughtful and thought-provoking crime drama – another police procedural, yes, but one with a dramatic and mesmerizing difference...easily one of the season's best new shows."[23]

Ratings

In the United States the viewing figures declined as the series progressed. The Pilot was seen by 12.37 million, however by the final episode of the first season it was down to 8.46 million. The most viewed episode was episode 3 ("A Perfect Score") which attracted 12.99 million. The second season premiered on September 28, 2009 to 7.7 million viewers.

Seasonal ratings

Season Episodes Original airing Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Network
Season premiere Season finale TV Season
1 13 January 21, 2009 (2009-01-21) May 13, 2009 (2009-05-13) 2008–2009 #29[24] 10.07 Fox
2 22 September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28) September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13) 2009–2010 #57[25] 6.43
3 13 October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04) 2011 (2011) 2010–2011 TBA TBA

International broadcasting

The series is broadcast by Network Ten in Australia and Global TV in Canada, M-Net in South Africa, and also airs in Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Hungary and Belgium.[26][27] Lie to Me aired on Sky1 in the UK and Ireland,[28] starting on May 14, 2009. On July 20, 2009, Fox aired the premiere in Latin America.[29] RTL 5 in The Netherlands has been broadcasting it since November 6, 2009. The series debuted in Italy on September 7, 2009 on the Fox Satellite channel.

Country Television Network
Albania Digi +
Argentina Fox
Chile Fox
Cuba Multivision
Dominican Republic Fox
Ecuador Fox
Austria ATV
Portugal FOX (Portugal)
Hungary RTL Klub
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 2BE, RTL-TVI
Australia Network Ten, Arena
Canada Global, V
Bulgaria bTV Cinema
United Kingdom Sky1 (Sky 106) & Sky1 HD (Sky 170)
Slovenia TV 3
Philippines Fox
Template:Country data India India STAR World
Italy Fox, Rete 4
France M6
Ireland RTÉ2
Template:Country data Israel Israel yes stars Action HD
The Netherlands RTL 5
South Africa M-Net
México Azteca 7 Fox
Singapore Starhub Channel 505 - Fox Channel
Malaysia ntv7 Fox
Germany VOX
Spain Antena3
Ukraine 1+1
Lithuania TV3
Latvia TV3
Czech Republic TV Prima
Brazil Fox
Template:Country data Japan Japan Fox
Finland MTV3
Switzerland 3+, TSR 1
Serbia TV Avala
Poland Canal+, Fox
Russia Channel One (Russia)
Armenia Channel One (Russia)
Template:Country data Honduras Honduras Fox
Sweden TV4
Slovakia TV JOJ
Thailand True Series (Thailand)
Template:Country data Indonesia Indonesia Fox
New Zealand TV 3 (New Zealand)
Vietnam VTV6
Turkey Foxlife

Home release

Season one has been released on DVD in Regions 1, 2 and 4. The release dates for the second season in regions 1 and 2 have been announced. While season one was also released on Blu-ray in North America[30] there has been no announcement about releasing the second season on Blu-ray.[31] The first and second seasons include deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes.[32][33] The second season also includes "Dr. Ekman's Blog" and a gag reel.[33]

Season DVD release date Blu-ray release date
Region A Region B
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 United States Canada United Kingdom Australia
1 August 25, 2009 (2009-08-25)[30] September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14)[34] October 28, 2009 (2009-10-28)[35] August 25, 2009 (2009-08-25)[30] N/A N/A
2 November 9, 2010 (2010-11-09)[33] January 31, 2011 (2011-01-31)[36] N/A N/A N/A N/A

See also

References

  1. ^ "Lie to Me – Characters". Fox Broadcasting Company. http://www.fox.com/lietome/characters/tim.htm. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Lie To Me". Fox. http://www.fox.com/lietome/. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Fall TV: Fox Renews Lie to Me, Sets Sights on Human Target and Sons of Tucson". TVGuide.com. http://www.tvguide.com/News/Lie-Me-renewed-1006026.aspx. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.fox.com/shows.htm
  5. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/11/24/lie-to-me-gets-full-season-pick-up/34510
  6. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/05/12/report-lie-to-me-human-target-renewed-by-fox/51207
  7. ^ http://www.deadline.com/2010/09/its-official-fox-cancels-lone-star/
  8. ^ Fox Flash (September 28, 2010). "SEASON THREE OF “LIE TO ME” TO PREMIERE MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, ON FOX". Press release. http://foxflash.com/div.php/main/page?aID=1z2z2z262z3z8&ID=6815. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  9. ^ ""dr. cal lightman" – tim roth". Fox.com. http://www.fox.com/lietome/characters/tim.htm. Retrieved May 14, 2009. [dead link]
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  12. ^ ""dr. gillian foster" – kelli williams". Fox.com. http://www.fox.com/lietome/characters/kelli.htm. Retrieved May 14, 2009. [dead link]
  13. ^ ""eli loker" – brendan hines". Fox.com. http://www.fox.com/lietome/characters/brendan.htm. Retrieved May 14, 2009. [dead link]
  14. ^ ""ria torres" – monica raymund". Fox.com. http://www.fox.com/lietome/characters/monica.htm. Retrieved May 14, 2009. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Unchained". Lie to Me. No. 5, season 1.
  16. ^ "The Face Never Lies". January 23, 2009. http://www.fox.com/lietome/. Retrieved May 14, 2009. 
  17. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (February 7, 2009). "Pope joins Fox's 'Lie to Me'". variety.com. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117999783.html?categoryid=14&cs=1. Retrieved May 14, 2009. 
  18. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 12, 2009). "Scoop: Fox renews 'Lie to Me,' installs 'Shield' creator as new showrunner". EW.com. http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/05/scoop-fox-renew.html. Retrieved May 14, 2009. 
  19. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (September 28, 2009). "'Lie to Me' improves with help from 'Shield' creator Shawn Ryan – Sepinwall on TV". The Star-Ledger. Newark. http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2009/09/lie_to_me_improves_with_help_f.html. Retrieved November 15, 2009. 
  20. ^ "Breaking: Fox renews 'Lie to Me' and 'Human Target'". EW.com. 2010-05-12. http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/05/12/fox-renews-lie-to-me/. 
  21. ^ "Lie to Me reviews at Metacritic.com". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/tv/shows/lietome. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  22. ^ Tucker, Ken. "TV review – Lie to Me (2009)". ew.com. Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20252535,00.html. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  23. ^ Shales, Tom (January 19, 2009). "'Lie to Me' handles famous psychologist's truth nicely". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/18/AR2009011802254.html. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  24. ^ http://www.abcmedianet.com/web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=052709_07
  25. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/06/16/final-2009-10-broadcast-primetime-show-average-viewership/54336
  26. ^ Knox, David (November 10, 2008). "TEN cooks up Big Brother replacement". TV.com. http://www.tv.com/story/11864.html. Retrieved November 16, 2008. 
  27. ^ "Tim Roth series honest about lying". JAM! Television. http://jam.canoe.ca/Television/TV_Shows/L/Lie_To_Me/2008/11/15/7422526-sun.html. Retrieved December 18, 2008. 
  28. ^ Wilkes, Neil (January 22 2009). "Sky1 acquires 'Lie To Me'". Digital Spy. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a144020/sky1-acquires-lie-to-me.html. 
  29. ^ Tim Roth, un detector de mentiras, humano, (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved on July 20, 2009.
  30. ^ a b c Lambert, David (May 27, 2009). "Lie to Me - Did Amazon Lie To Me? CORRECT Date, plus Details/Extras/Box for DVD & Blu-ray 3-disc Blu-ray and 4-disc DVD both due on August 25th (two weeks later than Amazon's current date)". TVShowsOnDVD.com. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Lie-Season-1/11971. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  31. ^ Lambert, David (July 14, 2010). "Lie to Me - Honestly, Fox Has Announced a DVD Release for Season 2!". TVShowsOnDVD.com. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Lie-Season-2/14075. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  32. ^ Lambert, David (June 24, 2009). "Lie to Me - Fox's Official Press Release for Season 1 on Blu-ray Disc & DVD". TVShowsOnDVD.com. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Lie-Season-1-Press-Release/12173. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  33. ^ a b c Lambert, David (August 18, 2010). "Lie to Me - Fox's Official Season 2 Press Release Includes the Finalized DVD Street Date As mentioned in our previous report, the date was not in October: look for this on November 9th". TVShowsOnDVD.com. http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Lie-Season-2-Press-Release/14276. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  34. ^ "Lie To Me - Season 1 (DVD) (2009)". Amazon.co.uk. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002AKIR58/. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  35. ^ "Lie To Me - Season 1 DVD". dvdorchard.com.au. http://www.dvdorchard.com.au/product.asp?PND=167084. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  36. ^ "Lie To Me - Season 2 (DVD) (2010)". Amazon.co.uk. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003OBXVFS/. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 

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