Phifer, Beals Asked To “Lie to Me”

Mekhi Phifer and Jennifer Beals are joining the cast of Fox’s “Lie to Me” after successful guest stints during the crime drama’s first season says The Hollywood Reporter.

Both actors starred in two episodes last year and will reprise the roles, Phifer as a series regular and Beals as a recurring guest star.

Phifer played FBI agent Reynolds, who was brought in to liaise between the Lightman Group and the FBI when the lie-detection specialists are called in to help solve cases that can’t be cracked through traditional investigative tactics.

Beals will continue as Assistant U.S. Attorney Zoe Landau, Cal Lightman’s (Tim Roth) ex-wife and mother of their teenage daughter.