Inspired by a real-life behavioral scientist, this FOX drama tells the tale of a deception expert who helps uncover the truth for the FBI, local police, law firms, corporations, and individuals. Dr. Cal Lightman and his team are effectively human polygraph machines, and no truth can be concealed from them. The Lightman Group is headed by Dr. Cal Lightman and his partner Dr. Gillian Foster who is a gifted psychologist. She brings balance to the partnership by thinking about the overall picture while Lightman focuses on the details. Together they make an invincible team with insight into human behavior. Will Loker is the lead researcher, who believes in radical honesty. He often gets in trouble for saying what he thinks. Ria Torres is one of the few "naturals" in the field of deception detection. She has an untapped ability to read people that makes her a force to be reckoned with the right training.
Created by Sam Baum, Lie to Me is executive-produced by Baum, Brian Grazer, David Nevins and Steve Maeda. The series is produced by Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television.
Fox has ordered series pickups with Zooey Deschanel-starring comedy The New Girl (formerly titled Chicks and Dicks), as well as dramas Alcatraz from J.J. Abrams, Bones' spinoff The Finder, and Jaime Pressly-starring I Hate My Teenage Daughter. To make room for the new shows, Fox cancelled Breaking In, Traffic Light, The Chicago Code, Lie to Me, and sophomore Human Target.
In The New Girl, Zooey Deschanel stars as "a quirky teacher who moves in with three guys - the cynic, the player and the man-child - after being dumped." Jake M. Johnson, Max Greenfield, and Damon Wayans Jr. play the three guys; Hannah Simone also stars. No Strings Attached writer Elizabeth Meriwether created the series. Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) directed the single-camera pilot.Read More
Fox is announcing premiere dates for new and returning series, as well as revisions to its 2010-2011 midseason schedule, including American Idol's move to Wednesdays and Thursdays and Glee continuing to lead off FOX's Tuesday night of comedies featuring Raising Hope and the debut of Mixed Signals.
Television's No. 1 series, American Idol, moves to Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning with a two-night premiere event Wednesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). American Idol welcomes new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, who join judge Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest, and an all-new crop of hopefuls from auditions held in Austin, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, San Francisco and East Rutherford, NJ.Read More
Lone Star is the first big causality of the new fall season, airing just two episodes on Fox before getting the ax. Upon announcement of the cancellation, 20th Century Fox TV immediately stopped production on the series, which was in the middle of shooting its sixth episode. It is not clear what will happen to the three unaired episodes at this point.
According to Deadline, Lone Star will be replaced in Fox's Monday at 9 pm timeslot by the third season of Lie to Me, which returns to the air sooner than expected.Read More
The hit Fox series Lie to Me: The Complete Second Season will be released on DVD on November 9. This six-disc set will contain all 22 episodes of this new season and will be priced at $59.99 SRP. You can take a look at the cover art and special features below. The series stars Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund, Mekhi Phifer and Hayley McFarland.
Most people cannot tell from demeanor or body language when others are lying -- this is best left to the experts. From executive producers of 24 and Arrested Development comes Lie to Me, a drama of a deception expert who helps uncover the truth for the FBI, local police, law firms, corporations, and individuals.Read More
Fox has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. The 2010-2011 season on Fox will kick off with a special premiere week beginning Monday, Sept. 20. House and the Princeton Plainsboro team return for a seventh season Monday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) followed by the series premiere of the sophisticated and provocative drama Lonestar (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). This fall, Tuesdays feature a night of pitch-perfect comedy beginning Sept. 21 with the highly anticipated return of Glee (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the series premieres of new family comedy Raising Hope (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and new romantic comedy Running Wilde (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) starring Will Arnett and Keri Russell. On Wednesday, Sept. 22, things heat up for Gordon Ramsay in the two-hour premiere of the eighth season of Hell's Kitchen (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The thrill is on Thursdays when Bones (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Fringe (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) return beginning Sept. 23.
Action-packed weekends kick off Fridays with the return of Human Target (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and the time period premiere of The Good Guys (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sept. 24. Saturdays are still the most arresting night of television with the season premieres of Cops (8:00-8:30 and 8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) - celebrating its milestone 800th episode - and America's Most Wanted (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sept. 11. Sundays are side-splittingly funny when Animation Domination makes its return Sept. 26 with the season premieres of The Simpsons (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), The Cleveland Show (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and a one-hour special installment of Family Guy (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). American Dad! will mark its milestone 100th episode with its season premiere Sunday, Oct. 3 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). In addition, Lie to Me continues to reveal the truth Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT).Read More