Lie to Me: TV Show Renewed for Season Three by FOX

Lie to Me renewed season threeDespite tough odds, FOX has decided to renew Lie to Me for a third season of 13 episodes.

In Lie to Me, Tim Roth stars as Dr. Cal Lightman, a specialist trained to ferret out those who aren’t telling the truth. He and his team of experts help law officials solve their most difficult cases. The cast also includes Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Mekhi Phifer, and Monica Raymund.

Debuting as a mid-season replacement in January 2009, Lie to Me started off with a 4.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 12.37 million viewers. Ratings soon fell quite a bit but the network still renewed the show for a second season.

Season two began in September 2009 and the numbers were a bit better than they had been at the end of season one, but not by much. Late last year, Lie to Me hit a new low with a 2.2 rating and 6.64 million viewers. Soonafter, the series was put on extended hiatus.

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Lie to Me is scheduled to return on June 7th, after the May sweeps period has completed. That’s not a sign of much faith from the network. The TV show’s chances looked even more bleak when it was announced that the head writer, The Unit’s Shawn Ryan, was stepping down as showrunner to focus on his own projects.

Well, despite the odds being stacked against it, Lie to Me will survive to see another season. The show’s being renewed for year three with 13 episodes. We’ll find out when the TV show’s new season will start airing on Monday, May 17th — when the network holds their upfront presentation for advertisers.

In a related note, Ryan’s RideAlong pilot has been ordered to series and will debut next season. It follows a rogue cowboy lawman and the city’s first female police chief as they try to clean up Chicago.

What do you think? Are you glad that Lie to Me will be back for season three? Are you surprised that it survived?

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  1. Steve A says

    “Lie To Me” is and excellent, educational series with action and character! it is by far, the best tv show on air today, followed closely with “Bones”! Please be considerate of those watching online (as stated above via hulu) and keep both these shows on TV and online!!

  2. Mari says

    I just found this show on my netflix and have been glued to the tv cathcing up, watching season 1&2, I love it. I wish I had heard about it sooner.

  3. amb says

    Best show ever, a friend recommended it a few months ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. With all the bs that’s on TV nowadays it’s good to know that Fox made a good decision by keeping Lie To Me going.

  4. m lawrence says

    Lie to Me is a terrific series…Tim Roth is awesome…Please keep it running as it is different from most other programs.

  5. Anonymous says

    I’m thrilled Lie to Me is being renewed. I love it and talk about it to a lot of my friends. I think Tim Roth is incredible.

  6. Anonymous says

    I think Lie to Me is an amazing series, and was surprised at the ratings. I tell a lot of people about it because it’s so good. Tim Roth is fabulous…but there again I’m British.

  7. Charles sauter says

    I have bought every season show from I-tunes because I work at nite and miss the show, I watch it on hulu to catch up on what’s happening. You have got to get into the future on how people watch tv these days. The old way of counting is wrong, why do you let a few people say what people are watching, I don’t use my tv very much anymore instead I watch on my pc, news. When and what I want to hear and shows that I like to watch and when I want to watch, so please get into the 21 century.

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  9. Diana Blomgren says

    Thank goodness — I’ll do my part to prosyletize with friends and family–everyone do the same to keep this excellent show on air.

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