Blog Spotlight: Lie to Me Season Premiere

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Would I lie to you? Would I lie to you, honey? Now would I say something that just wasn’t true? I’m asking you sugar would I lie-ie-ie to yo?.

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help…YOU if you find yourself being analyzed by Dr. Ekman and his team. Fox’s new series Lie to Me, which premieres tonight at 9pm (in the coveted post-IDOL spot), tells stories inspired by Dr. Paul Ekman, a real-life specialist who can read clues embedded in the human face, body and voice to expose both the truth and lies in criminal investigations.

Here’s a little more about tonight’s premiere including some video clips to give you your first glimpse.

In Fox’s tale, Dr. Ekman is called Dr. Cal Lightman and he is portrayed by Tim Roth (“The Incredible Hulk,” “Reservoir Dogs”) Dr. Lightman can detect the truth by analyzing a person’s face, body, voice and speech. When someone shrugs his shoulder, rotates his hand or raises his lower lip, Lightman knows he’s lying. By analyzing facial expressions, he can read feelings – from hidden resentment to sexual attraction to jealousy. But as Lightman well knows, his scientific ability is both a blessing and a curse in his personal life, where family and friends deceive each other as readily as criminals and strangers do. Lightman is the world’s leading deception expert, a scientist who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to discover not only if you are lying but why.


Lightman heads a team of experts at The Lightman Group who assist federal law enforcement, government agencies and local police with their most difficult cases. Dr. Gillian Foster (Kelli Williams, “The Practice”) is a gifted psychologist and Lightman’s professional partner who brings balance to the partnership by looking at the bigger picture while Lightman focuses on the details. He needs her guidance and insight into human behavior, whether he knows it or not. Read more

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