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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February 3, 2015 4:54 pm

BRING SEASON 4

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February 3, 2015 2:20 am

Please please PLEASE bring it back!!

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February 3, 2015 2:19 am

Please please PLEASE bring this back!!

sergeio
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sergeio
February 1, 2015 10:47 am

i think that maybe if some more advertising went into this then it would get more viewers poor advertising is the problem here, BRING IT BACK! SEASON 4 AND GOING!

Michael Serrels
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January 29, 2015 7:00 pm

Lie to Me was taken off air was because the ratings plummeted. I loved all the combinations of the show, it really did have it all… I fell in ❤️with Gillian Foster

Robert Wilson
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Robert Wilson
January 29, 2015 2:03 pm

We want season 4 and MORE!!!!…… Release it in the UK?…

Alma
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Alma
January 29, 2015 4:33 pm

and Canada!!!

John
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John
January 28, 2015 4:04 pm
I have just finished watching the entire three seasons of “Lie to Me”. It was the best TV I have ever watched (I am 55 years old) – it had it all Brit vs Yank Crime vs Justice Dads and daughters and very clever Science. In addition my appreciation of Tim Roth as an actor increased a thousand fold, he played a stormer in this and I am very disappointed at the prospect of not seeing Tim play Cal again. There are also unresolved story lines in the series. Perhaps a British or European company could pick up the series.… Read more »
Blake
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Blake
January 28, 2015 6:55 am

Bring it back!! I was addicted to this show!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
January 27, 2015 11:07 am

Bring the show back. You all are idiots for canceling it. Networks play all these ratchet reality shows and never cancels those but when a actually educating show comes on it has to go.At least do two more seasons!

Jenny
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Jenny
January 26, 2015 1:46 pm

Please bring the show back. My husband and I were happy to finally watch something together. People who study body movements and facial expressions have analyzed The Patriots coach and Tom Brady’s press conferences. They have pointed out certain facial expressions that show lying. This brought back memories of Lie To Me. I loved that show

rebecca
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rebecca
January 26, 2015 12:37 pm

that was a great show! loved ‘Cals’ attitude. the show should definitely get brought back.

Linda
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Linda
January 26, 2015 4:40 am

It was an excellent quality show. Please bring it back.
Thank you.

Dominic sanchez
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Dominic sanchez
January 25, 2015 2:44 pm

bring it back how can you end it like that great show

Alma
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Alma
January 24, 2015 4:51 pm

This is such an intelligent and fascinating show I had hoped it would go on for some time to come. What a shame yet another quality show bites the dust.

Justin powell
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Justin powell
January 24, 2015 12:37 am

Bring it back loved it.it has very good meaning to it.this is far the best show that I have watched.

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