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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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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
...  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: That's a lie.
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Referenced in All-Seeing Eye Surveillance: Satan's Omniscience (2011) See more »

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Amazing Show. I think I found another favorite besides House!
21 January 2009 | by 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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