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September 24, 2008 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | September 24, 2008 |

Man alive. Just the other day, I was telling you about Fox’s wonderful plan for a law show based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. I miss those days. Because at least that show was something different.

Now comes word that Fox has given a 13-episode order to “Lie to Me,” which will be a midseason replacement show. The one good thing about the show is that it will star Tim Roth. The bad? The show itself. From the press release:

When you scratch your chin, wring your hands, wrinkle your nose or swallow too much, Dr. Cal Lightman (Roth) knows you’re lying. He doesn’t just think so he knows so. As the foremost deception expert in the country, Dr. Lightman, can uncover the deepest secrets and crack the hardest cases. More accurate than any polygraph, he knows whether those in front of him be they family, friends, criminals or complete strangers are honest or not.

I think I saw this show on CBS last night. It’s called “The Mentalist.” Not a great show, but not terrible either. And I’m willing to bet that it’s better than this. The only way they can redeem this show that I haven’t even seen yet is if they get Emily Richards’ “Lie to Me” for the opening credits. I would then at least think about tuning in for the opening of the first episode.

…Or I am I lying? Tell me, Dr. Lightman.

Ok, Here's a Lie -- The Folks at Fox are Geniuses...

Originality Can be Found Weeping in the Corner / Seth Freilich

Industry | September 24, 2008 |

Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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