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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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Guina Guina 8 years
Who plays the kid in the yellow shirt? The one who was accused of the murder?
Eyes-for-Lies Eyes-for-Lies 8 years
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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well if we all think back to past years, mid-season shows are typically the ones that we LOVE and can't get enough of. i don't know why that is - maybe it's because we're not overwhelmed by what we've seen or what...but it's nice to have a few new things to check out.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
WTF? Why is Tim Roth doing TV?!
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 8 years
It looks good, I'll have to check it out :)
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
Phil - Hate to break it to you but TVGuide is reporting that ABC has cut their order for The Castle from 13 eps to 10 (to which I say, Nooooooo!!!!!!). I love Tim Roth, but I don't know how long this show can sustain its premise. Kelli Williams looks great with the shorter wavy hair, however!
Phil Phil 8 years
Mid-season is without a doubt much prettier than this fall season, which was largely disappointing. Fringe was good, but did not live up to the hype and expectations that preceded it. Life on Mars managed to quell doubts that an import would be disastrous along the scale of Coupling. Aside from that, nothing of any interest. Unless one would count any success for CBS which skews older and thus has greater brand loyalty and a viewerbase that finds greater physical and mental difficulty in actually changing the channel. Mid-season brings us Joss Whedon's gem, which looks to be once again getting the screw treatment from Fox (re: Firefly). While Rob Thomas tries again with Cupid, Nathan Fillion comes back to TV with Castle and the prospect of ABC picking up Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas, The Unusuals, and The Prince of Motor City. Too bad for NBC though. They have no bright spots other than the possibility that (God or Steve McPherson forbid) Brian Fuller's sked will free up to act as a consultant for their floundering Heroes.
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
Looks pretty good, and I absolutely love Tim Roth!
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