A structural change on FOX's "Lie to Me" means that Mekhi Phifer will no longer be a regular on the third-year drama.
According to Michael Ausiello's interview
with producer David Graziano, this season the Lightman Group will be losing its ties to the FBI and going freelance.
As a result of ditching its FBI contract, the show will also, by necessity, be losing FBI liaison Ben Reynolds and therefore Mekhi Phifer.
The Ausiello interview makes no mention of how, if at all, Phifer will be written out of the series.