When the co-creator of a social networking application is found dead, Lightman tries to prove that her partner was the one who committed the crime.
When a baby goes missing, the mother accuses a random person of the kidnapping. Lightman investigates, only to find a family desperate for help.
Lightman investigates three students who were responsible for a fatal traffic accident, and interviews the paramedic who was first on the scene.
Lightman is hired by a wealthy woman to look into her new boyfriend's background.
Lightman is called to a mental hospital to determine if a patient is being held against his will.
A man dying of cancer is killed during an armed robbery at his barbecue restaurant, and Lightman investigates if it really was a random event.
A woman with Alzheimer's disease unlocks a painful memory from her past, and Lightman discovers a killer may be working at her health care facility.
Lightman tries to expose a self-help cult leader after a member tries committing suicide. Despite protests, the suicidal member returns to the cult.
Lightman tries to find out who was responsible for a deadly coal mine explosion. The FBI questions Foster about Lightman's gambling partners.
While vetting a museum's staff for security leaks prior to an exhibition, Lightman meets a beautiful woman who engages him in a game of cat-and-mouse.
Internal Affairs tries to use Lightman's relationship with Wallowski to incriminate her when the Lightman Group examines police profiling techniques.
Cal has a case of writer's block, and the office has major personnel issues. The Lightman Group investigates abuse charges at a teen beauty pageant.
Cal joins a crew that plans to rob a bank so he can sabotage the heist from the inside. But one of the men has a personal motive for his actions.
Testing his ties to the FBI, Lightman investigates the murder of his journalist friend, who was in the process of exposing a corrupt politician.
The Lightman Group investigates the disappearance of a young woman, which leads them to uncover a criminal element in the adult-film business.
After Foster's boyfriend, Dave Burns, is abducted, Lightman tries to track him down with the help of Burns's mysterious ex-partner.
Only 54% of lies are accurately detected.
Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) interrogates a white supremacist in 'Lie to Me.'
40% of parents think it's okay to lie to their kids about their younger days.
44% of adults will exaggerate to sound cooler.
37% of adults think it all right to lie about your age.
This is what anger looks like.
42% of adults think it's sometimes okay to lie.
In this powerful and engaging new drama from Imagine Television, the producers of 24, Tim Roth stars as Dr. Cal Lightman, a deception expert whose uncanny ability to read facial expressions and body language makes him a virtual human polygraph. Joined by psychologist Dr. Gillian Foster, Lightman tackles compelling cases of sabotage, scandal and murder, always uncovering the one thing that matters most, the truth.
DR. CAL LIGHTMAN (Tim Roth, "The Incredible Hulk," "Reservoir Dogs") 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.
LIE TO ME is a compelling drama series inspired by the scientific discoveries of 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.
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." He says everything on his mind at all times and often pays the price. RIA TORRES (Monica Raymund, "Law and 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.
The science of lies.
42% of adults think it's okay to lie.
Lie To Me: Better Half clip - starring Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan P. Hines, Monica Raymund.
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