Fox Cuts 9 Episodes from ‘Lie to Me’ Season 3; Show Not Canceled (Yet)

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Fans of Lie to Me will be disappointed to learn that Fox has decided not to pick up a back-nine order for the show – limiting the third season to only 13 episodes.

Fox made the decision to not order more episodes of the well-received investigation procedural, which stars Academy Award-nominee Tim Roth, due to the incoming show The Chicago Code (yet another police procedural).

However, there is a (slight) silver lining to Fox’s decision. According to Deadline, the move to not pick up the back-nine of Lie to Me does not mean that the network is canceling the series – at least, not yet. It also doesn’t mean that Lie to Me to me is certain to get a fourth season – Fox won’t make that decision until spring.

Realistically, Lie To Me‘s chances of getting picked back up in the spring don’t seem that good. Despite a strong first season, the show lost viewers in its second year, and hasn’t started out 2010 with much energy.

According to TV by the Numbers, Lie to Me pulled in a Live+SD rating of 1.9 and a Live+7 rating of only 2.5 for the week of November 15th-21st. In case you were wondering, Live+SD represents ratings from the viewers who watched on the original air date and Live+7 represents the number of viewers who watched on the original air date plus the viewers who caught the show on DVR (in the seven days following the original air date).

I’m not a huge fan of Lie to Me, but I’m sure there are devotees of the show among our loyal readers. Should Fox pick up the show in the spring, or has Lie to Me lost its spark?

Source: Deadline, TV by the Numbers

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  1. Fox should be ashamed there are so many police dramas . lie to me was different brillant in actual fact ….FOX BRING IT BACK ….

    • YES! Tim Roth is Brillant,Fascinating,mysterious,endering and i love the show also.
      perhaps Netflex could pick it up from FOX.

    • YES! Tim Roth is Brillant,Fascinating,mysterious,endearing and i love the show also.
      perhaps Netflex could pick it up from FOX.

  2. Its ond of the best shows i ever watched, and didnt even get a propper ending :( i hope theyll bring it back!! With all the crappy series on today, we could really use a show like this!

  3. it’s a shame they didn’t publish the rest of the show, it was so good.

  4. They should bring it back at least for a proper ending, if only that

  5. They have to bring it back, it’s the best show in a long time, it’s so different and exciting! I need this show, give me this show!

  6. Seriously why can’t Netflex make a deal with Fox at least for the last 9 episodes already in the can?

  7. This show was unique and refreshingly clever. Tim Roth’s character was always a fun wildcard and yet genius at the same time. I loved this series and just finished watching the season for a 2nd time with a friend who hadn’t seen it before. The last episode of Season 3 left a lot of growth and we would love to see Fox or someone pick this back up and at least close the final season if they can’t carry it further.

  8. I did love the show. I just finish watching it on line. All the series in two weeks.
    It is a pity it ended but I doubt they will have it back. Putting the team together and particularly getting Tim Roth would be quite hard.

  9. The reason why fox cancelled was because Lie To Me was a series that you need to think to understand, and many people like straight forward problem solving that limits thinking, which is why fox added more boring cop shows, Lie To Me actually makes the audience watch and participate in the case, so Fox should at least pick up the show, so that the audience could have a ending they deserve, so Fox should just pick up the show and end it, than move on with their cop shows.

  10. I REALLY like “Lie to Me”. It’s a very interesting show and it kept my attention. I believe FOX should at least finish the season 3 instead of ending it without an actual ending.

  11. It is a great show, different from the others, I hope it continues!

  12. It is a big shame that Lie to Me was canceled, it was a pretty unique crime drama with less than steotypical episodes.

    I’ll be honest, there are too many cop dramas and especially Mentalist, it has like 6 seasons and its rating is really high, but to me, it got boring after a few episodes, because its the same cliche crap cop drama over and over.

    While Lie to Me was actually kind of in the theme, but not really a cop drama, it had a broad spectrum of episodes with different affiliations and causes, working for different departmenets , FIA, Justice, Private sector, ect.

    It was really fun and entertaining to watch episode after episode, which i could not say about the rest of the cliche series.

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