LIE TO ME: The Truth Revealed Tonight on Fox (Sneak Peek)
January 21, 2009 by Kath Skerry
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. Eli Loker (Brendan Hines, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES) is Lightman’s lead researcher, who is so uncomfortable with the human tendency to lie that he’s decided to practice what he calls “radical honesty.” Loker says everything on his mind at all times and often pays the price. Ria Torres (Monica Raymund, “Law & Order: SVU”) is the newest member of the agency, and one of the few “naturals” in the field of deception detection. She has a raw, untrained ability to read people that makes her a force to be reckoned with.
Next time you feel compelled to lie, make sure no one from this team is watching!
To get you geared up for tonight’s premiere of LIE TO ME, check out these clips from the first episode as well as a behind the scenes featurette. Take a look and let me know what you thought of LIE TO ME…and make sure you’re telling the truth, because I’ll know.
Behind the Scenes Featurette