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Lie to Me (2009–2011)

TV Series  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies.


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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Dr. Cal Lightman (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
 Dr. Gillian Foster (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
 Eli Loker (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
 Ria Torres (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
 Emily Lightman / ... (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
 Agent Ben Reynolds (24 episodes, 2009-2010)


Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the police etc. fail to go the extra mile. So he can afford to constitute a team of his own, which like clients and others has to put up with his mind-games. Written by KGF Vissers

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Cal Lightman was American in the original script, and Tim Roth auditioned with an American accent. It was only after he had been cast that series creator Samuel Baum decided to make the character British, so that Roth could make the part his own. See more »


[repeated line]
Dr. Cal Lightman: Now that's the truth.
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Amazing Show. I think I found another favorite besides House!
21 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An amazing show. I have always been a big fan of Tim Roth so when I heard he was doing a show I was very excited and I was hoping he would have strong writers to back him up. Lie to me is an excellent show with a highly original idea. It has it's own category. Numbers deals with math, House deals with diagnostics, Bones deals with forensic science and great character development for the most part, and Now Tim Roth is the human lie detector. The film is well acted and the chemistry between Tim Roth and his partner is excellent. The dialog is very strong while having slight moments of sarcastic humor. Blunt honesty tends to be very funny at times as well. The writing in the show makes the show seem more on edge as well and I am anxious for more. Lie to me is a wonderful show so far And I can't wait to see where they go with it this season.

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