Scoop: Burgi Lands In ‘Lie To Me’s Crosshairs

by | January 25, 2010 at 7:12 PM | Lie To Me, Matt's TV News, TV News

Richard Burgi (Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

Richard Burgi (Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

Good news, Richard Burgi! You’ve landed a plum guest spot on Fox’s ‘Lie to Me.’

The bad news: Bullets are going to be flying in your general direction.

Fancast has learned exclusively that Burgi, whose crafty Karl Mayer was recently killed off of ‘Desperate Housewives,’ will play a state governor when ‘Lie to Me’ resumes its second season.

What’s more, his undoubtedly dashing politico will be the apparent target of an assassination attempt. Instead, a young woman will be felled during the melee.

But notice how I said that the governor is the apparent target. Because when Cal Lightman is called on to investigate the shooting – somewhat begrudgingly, yet prodded by the new character being played by Melissa George (‘Alias’) – he perceives that someone on the inside knew shots were about to be fired.

‘Lie to Me,’ which thus far has aired 11 episodes of its second season, is set to return sometime in the late spring.