'Lie to Me' keeps Mekhi Phifer, Jennifer Beals

Mekhiphifer_lietome_290 Two faces that popped up at the end of "Lie to Me's" first season will be sticking around for its second.

Mekhi Phifer will be a regular on the FOX series in the fall, while Jennifer Beals will continue her recurring role. Each actor appeared in two episodes toward the end of last season, including the finale.

Phifer plays FBI Agent Ben Reynolds, who serves as the bureau's point man when deception expert Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) and his team are called in to assist on cases. Beals plays Zoe Landau, a U.S. attorney who is also Cal's ex-wife.

"Lie to Me" is also getting some new blood behind the camera. "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan, who consulted on the last few episodes of the first season, has come aboard as an executive producer and showrunner.

The show begins its second season on Monday, Sept. 28.

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