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Lie to Me: FOX TV Show Cancelled, No Season Four

Lie to Me canceledSometimes the truth hurts — especially when it comes to television ratings. After three seasons, FOX has cancelled Lie to Me.

Starring Tim Roth, Lie to Me revolves around Cal Lightman and members of The Lightman Group. They’re a team of specialists who help law enforcement agencies uncover the truth by using applied psychology. Others in the cast include Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund, Hayley McFarland, and Mekhi Phifer.

Last season, Lie to Me averaged a 2.9 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and 8.03 million total viewers. That was down from season one and the series found itself on the bubble for renewal. FOX ended up giving the TV series another chance and renewed it for 13 episodes.

Unfortunately, season three didn’t perform nearly as well as season two. It premiered last October to a 2.1 rating in the demo and 5.86 million. Viewership eroded in subsequent weeks and FOX declined to give the show a full season order. Lie to Me then hit a new series low in January, registering a meager 1.5 rating and 5.43 million viewers.

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In its final weeks on the air, viewers seemed to rally behind it and Lie to Me had its best ratings of the season — a 2.5 in the demo and 7.67 million.

Though the ratings had come way down, FOX execs claimed that they still valued the TV series and saw it as a solid utility player. Showrunner Alex Cary said, “Fox has been very clear with us — they know what the show is, they know what it can do. [The ratings bump] shows that people will come watch the show.”

TV show supportNow, after three seasons on the air, the series is over. FOX has officially cancelled Lie to Me after 48 episodes. All of the installments have aired. Though there are too few episodes for a traditional syndication package, the first two seasons have already been released on DVD.

What do you think? Should Lie to Me have been renewed for season four?

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Anonymous May 24, 2015 at 3:37 pm

I really love all the episodes and it just made me so sad for its ending. I wish there’s season for coz this Lie To Me really serves as an inspiration. I am always learning whenever I watch the stories.


Zoey May 22, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Season 4, pleeeease. I’m addicted in it, wanna see the happy beginning life of Foster and Cal ♡


Anonymous May 24, 2015 at 12:14 am

what’s up with Fox cancelling the show? it was great I really enjoyed it and said it all my friends bring it back on Fox don’t you make enough money as it is


Anonymous May 21, 2015 at 7:52 pm

I LOVE THIS SHOW! A unique twist to all the same old crime shows and great side stories plus its so interesting. It needs to come back!


Mrs Claire Thornton May 20, 2015 at 6:48 pm

I have just finished watching the all the episodes available and was very disappointed when it ended.
I believe this show is totally unique and fascinating.
I also believe that with further advertising and social media this show can be what it should have been in the first episode.
I have told all my friends about it and they are also watching it and are disappointed that it ends.
We all hope that it gets picked up again with all the cast members and story lines that could be made.
This show could be brilliant please please make it happen.
If we get enough interest could we make this happen I for one hope so.


Tommy Ferland May 20, 2015 at 2:00 am

People in Quebec love this “Lie to me”.
season four and more can be very appreciated.



Stefan Clerinx May 19, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Nowadays series are already removed quite quickly. Hundreds of thousands of people remain annoyed behind. I hate it !


anonymous May 18, 2015 at 4:58 am

I really think there should be continuing seasons of “Lie To Me.” Also considering people watch the show online, or wait for it to come out on dvd to watch it without commercials.


qiaowanlin May 17, 2015 at 12:29 am

bring it back plz plz plz, i have watched all three seasons at least four times, can’t wait for more !


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