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Hello, "Lie to Me"; Goodbye, "Lone Star"

By admin Published: September 28, 2010

The new TV season has its first casualty, with "Lone Star" canned after two telecasts. I thought the pilot was intriguing, and recorded the second episode for viewing at some point, but it's done. "Lie to Me," not due to return until much later, now gets back on the schedule. No problem here. I like "Lie to Me," too.

The official word from Fox: LIE TO ME, the No. 1 broadcast drama of the summer, will now have its third season premiere Monday, Oct. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

In the premiere episode, “In The Red,” LIGHTMAN (Tim Roth) goes to great lengths to prevent a man fueled by revenge (guest star Shawn Doyle, “Big Love”) from robbing a bank. In the process, Lightman sets to right a wrong by holding a guilty man accountable for his actions.

The upcoming season of LIE TO ME sees the relationships and dynamics of The Lightman Group tested as a wedge is driven between Lightman and FOSTER (Kelli Williams), creating devastating consequences. Now that the Group has split from the FBI, Lightman is free to operate on the margins of the law. Meanwhile, with Lightman under pressure from his publisher to finish his book, a group of university students have been enlisted to help him focus on this project he’d rather ignore than complete.

LIE TO ME was the highest-rated broadcast drama of the summer among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key male demos. The series, inspired by a real-life specialist who can read clues embedded in the human face, body and voice to expose the truth and lies in criminal investigations, stars Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Monica Raymund, Brendan Hines and Hayley McFarland.

[EDITOR’S NOTE . . . The new season of LIE TO ME replaces the previously announced episodes of LONE STAR.]

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