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First Look: Lie to Me

I may just be looking for some bright spots after this fairly lackluster Fall TV season, but I'm starting to think that January/midseason TV is going to be awesome. We've just gotten a new glimpse at Joss Whedon's Dollhouse (which is now set to premiere Friday, Feb. 13), and now here's the first look at the Tim Roth series Lie to Me.

The show, which will air after American Idol starting Jan. 21, is based on the real-life work of Dr. Paul Ekman, an expert in the physical and psychological signs of lying. Roth plays Cal Lightman, a skilled "human lie detector" whose abilities are a boon for his job but a burden at home, where he sometimes knows more than he should about his friends and family. His team includes psychologist Gillian Foster (Kelli Williams), who looks at the big picture when Lightman's caught up in the details; researcher Will Loker (Brendan Hines), who hates lying so much that he always says exactly what's on his mind; and junior member Ria Torres (Monica Raymund), a "natural" with an untrained ability to read people.

It's a shame Lie to Me can't be paired with House — the shows seem to have a similar structure, and they're both about people who are obsessed with lying. Sounds like a match made in heaven to me! Maybe next Fall? To watch the trailer, just


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