lie-to-me-picked up full second season by-foxWe are reviewing all the cancelled shows and renewed shows of the season.

And one of the best shows nowadays is Lie To Me. And Fox knows it too. So they just ordered a full second season, picking up 9 more episodes to the already 13 ordered.

Lie to Me is an American television midseason replacement that premiered on the Fox network on January 21, 2009. In the show, Dr. Cal Lightman and his colleagues in The Lightman Group accept assignments from third parties (commonly local and federal law enforcement), and assist in investigations, reaching the truth through applied psychology: interpreting microexpressions, through the Facial Action Coding System, and body language. Dr. Lightman’s character is based on Paul Ekman, notable psychologist and expert on body language and facial expressions.

What is Lie To Me About? – Plot

Based on the real-life scientific discoveries of Paul Ekman, the series follows Lightman and his team of deception experts as they assist law enforcement and government agencies to expose the truth behind the lies.

The season opens with Cal and Gillian hiring a new associate: former TSA officer Ria Torres. Ria scored extraordinarily high on Cal’s deception detection diagnostic, and is labeled a “natural” at deception detection. Her innate talent in the field clashes with Cal’s academic approach, and he often shows off by rapidly analyzing her every facial expression. She counters by reading Lightman and when he least expects it, peppers conversations with quotes from his books.

It was gradually revealed that Dr. Lightman was driven to study micro-expressions as a result of guilt over his mother’s suicide; she claimed to have been fine, when she was actually experiencing great sorrow.

For a small number of the beginning episodes Lightman would team up with Torres working on a case, while Foster and Loker would team up on a separate case. Occasionally their work would intertwine or Foster and/or Lightman would provide assistance on each other’s cases. As the first season progressed, the cases became more involved and all four of the main characters would work together on one case for each episode.

Are you happy that Lie To Me gets picked up for a full season by Fox? I know I am…