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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 Dr. Cal Lightman (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Dr. Gillian Foster (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Eli Loker (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Ria Torres (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Emily Lightman (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Agent Ben Reynolds (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
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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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Kay Panabaker 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 »

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[repeated line]
Dr. Cal Lightman: Now that's the truth.
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Referenced in Family Guy: Family Gay (2009) See more »

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An excellent beginning...
21 February 2009 | by (Los Angeles...) – See all my reviews

Disregarding Reservoir Dogs, I think this has to be Roth's best work. Roth is extremely in touch with Dr. Lightman and you feel as if he truly enjoys playing this character. The show leaves you in total disbelief at points and instills a hunger for more and more episodes. I strongly suggest this show to anyone who is interested in an incredibly engaging and entertaining drama series as well as to anyone who is interested about Dr. Paul Ekman's work on facial expressions, and body languages as it relates to emotion. Solid television series. I look forward to the next few episodes. For anyone who has missed the first few episodes, the television series is now online at hulu.com. Highly recommend hulu as well.


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