Tim Roth and Mekhi Phifer
The second-season finale of Lie to Me doesn't play as your typical cliffhanger, but it does bring about some big changes for the show. Chief among them: The departure of Mekhi Phifer's FBI agent Ben Reynolds from the series.
Executive producers and Season 3 showrunners Alex Cary and David Graziano made the decision to broaden their stories and character development.
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"It hobbled us a bit," Cary tells TVGuide.com of the FBI's watchdog attachment to the Lightman Group. "It put Lightman [Tim Roth] into the sort of one-note position of having to roll his eyes. It became unsurprising, because we knew he was going to go and do whatever he wanted to do anyway."
"Lightman is like that kid in the back of class who used to sit with his feet up on the back of the desk and snarl at the teacher. He subverts authority and the FBI represents that," Graziano adds...
Courtney B. Vance
Brenda Leigh Johnson is going to need a little help in The Closer summer finale, and Courtney B. Vance is the man for the job.
The former Law & Order: Criminal Intent and FlashForward star will guest-star in Monday's episode, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. He may also return later in the season.
Vance will play Deputy Chief Tommy Delk, the head of the LAPD's counter-terrorism division. He's brought in to help with a joint investigation between the FBI and the LAPD. As Brenda (Kyra Sedgwick) fights to stay a step ahead, Delk proves that he is just as clever as she is in manipulating the system...
There is life beyond the great white light for at least one Lost actor: Sam Anderson has been tapped for a guest-starring role on NCIS, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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The veteran character actor will appear in Season 8's second episode as Walter Carmichael, a middle school teacher whose classroom becomes a crime scene when one of his students is kidnapped. The episode also features William Devane (Knots Landing) as the grandfather of the abducted girl.
Anderson, 65, is perhaps best known...