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Lie to Me

2009-2011 Ended/Cancelled
 
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DR. CAL LIGHTMAN (Tim Roth, "The Incredible Hulk," "Reservoir Dogs") can detect the truth by analyzing a person's face, body, voice and speech. When someone shrugs his shoulder, rotates his hand or raises his lower lip, Lightman knows he's lying. By analyzing facial expressions, he can read feelings - from hidden resentment to sexual attraction to jealousy. But as Lightman well knows, his scientific ability is both a blessing and a curse in his personal life, where family and friends deceive each other as readily as criminals and strangers do. Lightman is the world's leading deception expert, a scientist who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to discover not only if you are lying but why.

From writer Samuel Baum ("The Evidence") and the executive producers of 24 and "Arrested Development" comes LIE TO ME, a compelling new drama series inspired by the scientific discoveries of Dr. Paul Ekman, a real-life specialist who can read clues embedded in the human face, body and voice to expose both the truth and lies in criminal investigations.

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. DR. GILLIAN FOSTER (Kelli Williams, "The Practice") is a gifted psychologist and Lightman's professional partner who brings balance to the partnership by looking at the bigger picture while Lightman focuses on the details. He needs her guidance and insight into human behavior, whether he knows it or not. ELI LOKER (Brendan Hines, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES) is Lightman's lead researcher, who is so uncomfortable with the human tendency to lie that he's decided to practice what he calls "radical honesty." He says everything on his mind at all times and often pays the price. 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. She has a raw, untrained ability to read people that makes her a force to be reckoned with.

The theme song is "Brand New Day" by Ryan Star
Main Cast
N/ABrendan Hines
as Eli Loker [S 1-3]
N/AHayley McFarland
as Emily Lightman [S 2-3]
 
N/AKelli Williams
as Gillian Foster [S 1-3]
Buy at Art.comMekhi Phifer
as FBI Agent Ben Reynolds [S 2]
 
N/AMonica Raymund
as Ria Torres [S 1-3]
N/ATim Roth
as Cal Lightman [S 1-3]
Recurring Cast
Kristen Ariza as Heidi [S 1-2] (9)
Monique Curnen as Sharon Wallowski [S 2-3] (8)
Jennifer Marsala as Anna [S 2-3] (7)
Jennifer Beals as Zoe Landau [S 1-2] (6)
Hayley McFarland as Emily Lightman [S 1] (5)


Premiered on Network:
FOX in US

Genres: Drama

Language: english  Runtime: 60 mins

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Plot
1x01 - Pilot:
This compelling new drama series stars Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to discover not only if someone is lying, but why. Based on the real-life scientific discoveries of Dr. 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. In the series opener, the son of a family of devout Jehovah's  [...] (More)
1x02 - Moral Waiver:
When a female soldier charges a commanding officer with sexual assault, Lightman is brought to Fort Meade to find out if there's any truth to the accusation. Meanwhile, the Lightman Group is hired to determine whether the young star of a college basketball team accepted a bribe to play for the university.
1x03 - A Perfect Score:
The murder of a teenage girl who is the daughter of a powerful federal judge leads The Lightman Group to a highly competitive college-prep school where getting to the head of the class means everything. The team also investigates a NASA test pilot accused of intentionally crashing a $250 million aircraft.
1x04 - Love Always:
At a state wedding, Lightman and his team work to prevent the assassination of a South Korean ambassador. But when someone else is shot, Lightman exposes long-held family secrets and lies to identify the assassin.
1x05 - Unchained:
Lightman and Torres interrogate an imprisoned gang leader who claims to be rehabilitated. If the gang leader is freed, he might help fight inner-city violence or return to his life of crime. Foster and Loker investigate the death of a firefighter who was killed in the line of duty.
1x06 - Do No Harm:
Lightman and Foster investigate the disappearance of an 11-year-old girl who may have been murdered. Meanwhile, Loker and Torres must determine whether a famous peace activist is who she claims to be and if her bestselling memoir is true, but Loker's attraction to the socially conscious woman may be clouding his assessment of her.
1x07 - The Best Policy:
When Lightman is hired to find a corporate spy at a pharmaceutical company, he discovers a high-level conspiracy surrounding a new drug that could put thousands of lives at risk. The team is also hired by the State Department to assist with negotiations for the release of two Americans imprisoned in Yemen.
1x08 - Depraved Heart:
Lightman becomes obsessed with his investigation of two young women who committed suicide. Meanwhile, the team tries to recover billions of dollars for investors who were bilked by a Ponzi scheme.
1x09 - Life Is Priceless:
In the wake of a building collapse in a small town outside Washington, Lightman is brought in to determine who is at fault, and he discovers a massive cover-up. Meanwhile, the team is hired by a "dot-com" billionaire to determine if his girlfriend loves him for the right reasons.
1x10 - Better Half:
Jennifer Beals guest-stars as Assistant U.S. Attorney Zoe Landau, Lightman's ex-wife and Emily's mother. When she enlists Lightman to help investigate an arson case in which the only eyewitness is a 5-year-old boy, it quickly becomes clear that she and Lightman still have feelings for each other. Meanwhile, Foster and Torres question a rapper who is suspected of murder.
1x11 - Undercover:
The Lightman Group gets embroiled in the controversial case of a policeman who shot a potentially innocent teenager. Meanwhile, investors who were bilked by a Ponzi scheme are suing The Lightman Group for botching the recovery of their money.
1x12 - Blinded:
Ben Reynolds (guest star Phifer), an FBI agent who's been pursuing a serial rapist terrorizing the Washington area, partners with The Lightman Group for its toughest case yet. Lightman infiltrates a prison to befriend Andrew Jenkins (guest star Daniel Sunjata), a convicted criminal and a pathological liar who the serial rapist may be copy-catting. Meanwhile, Torres and Loker search Jenkins' fan mail, and Foster questions one of the rapist's recent victims.
1x13 - Sacrifice:
After a terrorist bombing outside of Washington, DC, FBI Agent Ben Reynolds (guest star Phifer) calls on The Lightman Group to help identify those responsible and prevent more attacks. The case takes a personal turn for one member of the team and begs the question of whether honesty is indeed the best policy. Zoe (guest star Beals) helps Lightman with the investigation and both are concerned about their daughter's safety.
2x01 - The Core of It:
The Lightman Group investigates a murder case where a woman with multiple personalities (guest star Christensen) may either be a witness or the killer. Meanwhile, the U.S. government hires the firm to interrogate a potential Supreme Court nominee
2x02 - Truth or Consequences:
Zoe enlists the Lightman Group to investigate a star college football player accused of statutory rape. Meanwhile, Foster and Loker travel to a religious compound to find out whether it's actually a nefarious cult
2x03 - Control Factor:
While on vacation in Mexico, Lightman and Emily become involved in the case of a missing American woman. Back home, Foster investigates tainted blood in D.C.-area hospitals with Lightman's rival, Jack Rader (guest star Blucas)
2x04 - Honey:
Eric Matheson (guest star Dillahunt), a man suspected of killing his wife, is brought in for questioning by the Lightman Group. Determined to prove his innocence, he takes drastic measures that put the team's lives in danger
2x05 - Grievous Bodily Harm:
A face from Lightman's past pulls him into a dangerous criminal conspiracy, testing his friendship and loyalty. Meanwhile, The Lightman Group investigates a high school student's homicidal threats
2x06 - Lack of Candor:
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. When Reynolds refuses to testify in the case, Lightman and Foster learn he is hiding something in his past
2x07 - Black Friday:
A troubled teenager believes he was abducted as a baby and turns to the Lightman Group to help him uncover the secrets of his past. Meanwhile, Loker investigates the origin of a deadly stampede that occurred at a megastore the day after Thanksgiving
2x08 - Secret Santa:
During the holiday season, Lightman goes to Afghanistan to assist in a mission to rescue two captured marines, and his only source of intelligence is an American expatriate
2x09 - Fold Equity:
Lightman, Foster and Reynolds travel to Las Vegas to help locate a missing finalist in the World Series of Poker. Lightman uses his skills to read the other competitors' faces to figure out which one knows about the disappearance. Meanwhile, Loker and Torres analyze Loker's new relationship, and as a result, get closer to each other
2x10 - Tractor Man:
During a political protest in Washington, D.C., a disgruntled farmer parks his explosives-packed tractor near the Treasury Department building, forcing Lightman and his team to make some crucial life-or-death decisions. Meanwhile, a third-grade field trip gets stuck in the Lightman Group offices, and Loker has to play babysitter
2x11 - Beat The Devil:
Lightman plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a brilliant, charming psychology graduate student whom Lightman identifies as a psychopath. When nobody believes him, Lightman sets out to prove the doubters wrong and catch the psychopath before he kills again. Complicating matters is Lightman's former mentor, a renowned psychologist who, also fooled by the charismatic young man, is protecting him for personal and professional reasons. Meanwhile, Loker and Torres travel to a small town to look  [...] (More)
2x12 - Sweet Sixteen:
After Lightman's former Pentagon colleague is killed in a car bomb, Lightman and Foster are forced to revisit a series of events from their past, including the therapy sessions that brought them together
2x13 - The Whole Truth:
Lightman is called to testify in the trial of a beautiful widow accused of murdering her much older husband
2x14 - React to Contact:
Lightman and the team use cutting-edge science and virtual-reality technology to save the life of an Iraq war veteran and his family. In doing so, Lightman confronts unsettling truths about his own past
2x15 - Teacher and Pupils:
After the grisly shooting of an officer in a federal housing project, the D.C. police hire Lightman to read the face of the paralyzed victim, who can move only his eyes
2x16 - Delinquent:
Torres' half-sister, Ava (guest star Diaz), who is incarcerated in a juvenile corrections facility, mysteriously re-enters Torres' life when a fellow inmate vanishes. Meanwhile, the Lightman Group becomes embroiled in a case that forces the sisters to revisit their troubled upbringing
2x17 - Bullet Bump:
After a young woman dies at a gubernatorial campaign rally in Virginia, The Lightman Group is hired to assess whether the case is a failed assassination attempt or a well-disguised murder plot
2x18 - Headlock:
Lightman risks being exposed as a gambler in an underground fight club when one of the fighters is found dead. Meanwhile, Foster's romance with Burns (guest star Max Martini) hits a snag when she uncovers a troubling secret
2x19 - Pied Piper:
Lightman and his ex-wife, Zoe (guest star Beals), witness the execution of a murderer they prosecuted 17 years ago and face the possibility that they sent the wrong man to his death
2x20 - Exposed:
After Foster's boyfriend, Dave Burns (guest star Martini), gets abducted, Lightman tries to track him down with the help of Burns' mysterious ex-partner
2x21 - Darkness and Light:
The Lightman Group investigates the disappearance of a young woman, which leads them to uncover a criminal element in the adult film business
2x22 - Black & White:
The Lightman Group investigates the murder of a journalist friend of Lightman's who was exposing a corrupt politician, a case that tests Lightman's relationship with Reynolds and the FBI. Meanwhile, Emily's newfound interest in dating makes her father uncomfortable
3x01 - In The Red:
Lightman goes to great lengths to prevent a man fueled by revenge from robbing a bank. In the process, Lightman sets to right a wrong by holding a guilty man accountable for his actions
3x02 - The Royal We:
Lightman defends a wrongly accused man from an increasingly hostile mob. In the process of exonerating him, Lightman uncovers a dark secret that helps a damaged mother and her daughter begin the healing process
3x03 - Dirty Loyal:
The Lightman Group is hired to examine police profiling techniques in the wake of an incident involving Wallowski (guest star Monique Curnen), and Internal Affairs attempts to leverage Lightman's relationship with Wallowski to get him to incriminate her
3x04 - Double Blind:
While vetting an art museum staff for security leaks prior to a major exhibition, Lightman meets a beautiful woman (guest star Helfer) who entangles him in a game of cat-and-mouse
3x05 - The Canary's Song:
When Lightman investigates a coal mine explosion that killed six miners, he suspects that foul play may have been involved. To find the truth, he puts his life at risk and descends below the surface. Meanwhile, the FBI comes back to The Lightman Group looking for help with another case, and Foster and Torres offer to work pro bono
3x06 - Beyond Belief:
Lightman goes head-to-head with the leader of a self-help empire (guest star Sutcliffe) to free a wealthy woman (guest star Campbell) who may be under the control of the cult-like leader. When Lightman begins to investigate, things get personal as he suspects the group of threatening him and his daughter, Emily
3x07 - Veronica:
Lightman helps a woman with early-onset Alzheimer's (guest star O'Toole) solve the puzzle of her fractured memory. In the process, he unearths a secret that could prove deadly in the present
3x08 - Smoked:
The terminally ill owner of a successful chain of restaurants (guest star Amos) hires Lightman to fulfill his dying wish: track down his daughter's killer. In the process, Lightman uncovers the twisted dynamic of the fractured family empire, leading him to suspect sibling rivalry as the motive and that the patriarch's sons might be somehow responsible for the death of their sister, who was first in line to run the family business.
3x09 - Funhouse:
Lightman is called to a mental hospital to determine if a patient is being held against his will. Attempting to have the patient released, Lightman finds himself descending down a path that forces him to question his own sanity and brings him face-to-face with his own past
3x10 - Rebound:
Lightman is hired by a wealthy woman to do a background check on her new boyfriend, so he digs deep into the man's past to find out the truth about this social chameleon
3x11 - Saved:
Lightman is hired to investigate three high school students responsible for a fatal traffic accident, which takes a turn for the better when he finds the heroic paramedic who was first on the scene
3x12 - Gone:
A baby goes missing, and her mother accuses an unknown person of the kidnapping. When Lightman sees she's hiding something, he digs deeper and discovers a family in need of repair
3x13 - Killer App:
Foster's former patient, one of the founders of a social-networking app, comes to the Lightman Group when she thinks she's being squeezed out by her partner. When she turns up dead a short time later, Lightman fights against the prevailing evidence to expose the truth behind the murder.
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