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Showrunner Shawn Ryan to Leave 'Lie to Me'

by Andrew Scott, posted May 7th 2010 5:20PM
Shawn RyanAnd now for the hard truth: According to the Live Feed, showrunner Shawn Ryan will exit the Fox procedural 'Lie to Me' after this season.

The reason? Ryan is reportedly busy with a handful of other projects, including the upcoming series 'Terriers' and 'Ridealong,' set to air on FX and FOX, respectively.

Ryan, who created 'The Shield' in 2002, has been in charge of 'Lie to Me' since the beginning of season 2.

Ryan's exit may be a telling sign for the sophomore series, which is set to return on Jun. 7. The ratings-challenged series, starring Oscar nominee Tim Roth, is said to be on the bubble as May upfronts approach.

'Terriers,' starring Donal Logue, is an hourlong comedy, about an ex-cop who partners with his best friend, played by Michael Raymond James. 'Ridealong' follows three groups of police officers in Chicago.

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Please Please Please do not cancel this show it is a great show and I also loved Mental. It is a thinking persons show and I love the interactions of the characters. Please dont cancel this show.

May 17 2010 at 7:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Leanna Beebe

I totally agree with Lindsay and Scott H. My husband and I thought it had been canceled, but it was one of our favorite shows. It's a clever up-to-date show.

May 08 2010 at 10:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"if Fox actually worked to promote it."

Or, you know, AIR it during the regular TV season. Has any successful scripted show ever been demoted to a summer-only run only 2 seasons in?

May 07 2010 at 5:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Lie to Me wouldn't be ~ratings-challenged~ if Fox actually worked to promote it.

May 07 2010 at 5:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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