Alexander Cary, who joined the procedural as a writer in 2009, will replace Shawn Ryan, who is leaving the Fox drama to focus on other projects. The Fox network recently picked up his cop drama Ride-Along (set to premiere at midseason). Ryan also is working on a detective comedy, Terriers, for sister network FX.
"This writer, Alexander Cary, he is a really very, very good writer," star Tim Roth tells Zap2it. "So that's what Shawn did for us in a way is make sure that we were set, and then he moved on."
Cary is Lie to Me's third showrunner in two years, following Ryan and series creator Samuel Baum, who left after the first season. The series will return on Monday. Season 3 will air on Wednesdays next fall.