Genre Drama, Crime Created by Samuel Baum Country of origin United States Language(s) English No. of seasons 2 No. of episodes 17 (List of episodes)
Production Executive producer(s) Brian Grazer David Nevins Samuel Baum Producer Samuel Baum Production company(s) Fox Television
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. Her innate talent in the field clashes with Cal's academic approach, and he often shows off by rapidly analyzing her every facial expression.
For a small number of the early 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 or Lightman would provide assistance on each others 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.