Lifetime turns up the heat on the bad guys this summer with the premiere of the new drama series Angela's Eyes, about a tough, young, instinctive FBI agent with the keen ability to expose liars, making her a key asset to the force in solving even its most difficult cases. Abigail Spencer (All My Children) stars as Angela Henson alongside Lyriq Bent (Kojak) as Angela's hard-nosed partner Leo, Joe Cobden (The Aviator) as tech genius Dozer and Rick Roberts (Kevin Hill) as Gene, Angela's boss and mentor. The series debuts Sunday, July 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and marks the first drama series order from Lifetime's President of Entertainment Susanne Daniels since joining the company in September 2005.
Angela's Eyes centers on Angela Henson (Spencer), a young fearless FBI agent with the exceptional gift of knowing when someone is lying. She honed this skill years after she shockingly found out her "typical" American parents were actually spies -- CIA operatives who gave information to the Eastern Block in Europe -- and are now serving time in prison for treason.
In an attempt to right her parents' wrongs, Angela joined the FBI, the same agency that brought her parents down for their illegal activities. Under the watchful eye of her boss Gene (Roberts), the man who helped capture her mother and father, Angela works with a brilliant surveillance team consisting of her dependable partner Leo (Bent) and gadget guru Dozer (Cobden).
In addition to her demanding job, Angela continues to wrestle with the constant attempts by her imprisoned parents Colin (Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner Boyd Gaines, Contact) and Lydia (Alberta Watson, 24, La Femme Nikita) to stay in touch and has to deal with her flighty, pathologically lying younger brother Jerry (Paul Popowich, The L Word), who continues to maintain the innocence of their parents despite the preponderance of evidence against them.
Although Angela's gift of spotting liars is an asset professionally, it's her greatest liability personally as she is unable to trust anyone around her, proving relationships to be more than a little blurry.