The common thread here, of course, is ‘Lie to Me’ executive producer Shawn Ryan, who won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series during his time on FX’s critically acclaimed crime drama.
Who all is on board for this merger of Ryan’s shows? ‘Shield’ alumni Catherine Dent, Kenny Johnson, David Marciano, Benito Martinez, Cathy Cahlin Ryan and David Rees Snell will guest star on the ‘Lie to Me’ episode titled “Pied Piper,” in which Tim Roth’s Dr. Cal Lightman witnesses the execution of a child-killer he helped convict 17 years ago – but who, new events suggest, may actually have been innocent.
Marciano is cast as the convicted killer, while Snell and Ryan play his brother and ex-girlfriend. Dent and Martinez portray the murder victim’s aunt and uncle, and Johnson plays a new suspect in the resurrected case.
‘Lie to Me’ presents its winter finale on December 14. “Pied Piper” will air in spring 2010, shortly after the Fox drama returns with new episodes.