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
Did You Know?
played Emily Lightman for the pilot episode. Her one scene was opposite Tim Roth
begging him not to use "covert science" on her date for the evening. After filming she was recast with Hayley McFarland
. The scene was re-shot and the aired version featured McFarland. A picture of Panabaker can still be seen of Cal's desk though. Best Buy gave customers a free DVD in early 2009 with the "Lie To Me" pilot on it. This version featured Kay Panabaker in the role of Emily. See more
Dr. Cal Lightman
That's a lie.
Referenced in Family Guy: Family Gay