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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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On a Spring 2017, season 2 of Match Game, host Alec Baldwin did his usual segment where he introduced all the celebrity talent and inquired silly questions from them. Mekhi Phifer was a guest and when asked by Alec, after being introduced as the star of the show Lie to Me, what would be an example of him lying, Mekhi wittingly retorted that it would be a lie for him to say that he enjoyed working on that show. See more »

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[repeated line]
Dr. Cal Lightman: Now that's the truth.
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Fantistic start.
22 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

This show remains episode in nature while keeping you fully intrigued by the characters and wanting to discover more about their back story. Tim Roth is intense, engaging and brilliant... kind of a milder version of House - he's willing to stop at nothing to get to the truth, and doesn't feel the need to over-rationalize his choices.

The other characters compliment each other well, and use their personal characteristics to colour their judgments/choices, which is true to life.

Very intelligent show so far.

Hope it stays on the air.


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