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Exclusive: Six actors from "The Shield" to appear in the same episode of Fox's "Lie To Me"

December 1, 2009 |  5:00 pm
 
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Be still our "Shield" hearts.

Six -- count 'em, six -- cast members of "The Shield" will reunite for an episode of "Lie To Me" with their former boss, Shawn Ryan, who joined the Fox drama this year as its show runner.

No, they won't be reprising their Los Angeles police officer roles, but half a dozen actors from the brilliant FX drama working together with Ryan is the stuff of TV lovers' dreams. (Ho! Ho! Ho!)

The episode, which is in production and will air in the spring, is heavy-duty and revolves around the execution of a man who was convicted 17 years ago of murdering an 8-year-old boy. Lightman (Tim Roth) and Zoe (Jennifer Beals) worked on the case together and witness the execution only to have to face the possibility that they sent an innocent man to death when his family is targeted by the real killer.

Which "Shield" veterans will appear?

Benito Martinez and Catherine Dent as the uncle and aunt of the murdered boy; Kenny Johnson as a photographer who becomes a suspect; David Marciano as the wrongfully executed man; Cathy Cahlin Ryan (who's married to Shawn Ryan) as the ex-girlfriend of the executed man; and David Rees Snell, who plays the brother of the executed man.

And, in case you are wondering, no, this is not a lie.

--Maria Elena Fernandez

Photo: Roth as Lightman: Credit: Fox


Related:

Shawn Ryan to focus on character development on "Lie To Me"

Shawn Ryan: The Man Behind "The Shield"

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