House of Lies

(2012)

"House of Lies" is a subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Don Cheadle will star as Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant who is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want. Kristen Bell will play Jeannie Van Der Hooven, a razor-sharp, Ivy-League graduate who works at Marty’s firm. Bell joins the already cast Dawn Oliveri (Heroes), Josh Lawson (Romantically Challenged) and noted comedian Ben Schwartz (Undercovers) as Marty’s corporate team; the legendary Glynn Turman (In Treatment) as Marty’s psychoanalyst father; and Donis Leonard Jr. (The Fresh Beat Band) as Marty’s young son.

‘Shameless’, ‘House of Lies’ and ‘Californication’ Renewed by Showtime

On the heels of record-setting premiere ratings for the network's Sunday night line-up and continued audience growth, Showtime has picked up new seasons of Shameless, House of Lies and Californication. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. Production on the third season of Shameless, the second season of House of Lies and Californication's sixth season will commence in Los Angeles later this year.

The Showtime Sunday night line-up continues to exceed expectations with double-digit year-over-year growth for its returning series and record numbers for its new comedy. The critically-acclaimed drama series Shameless averages 4.75 million weekly viewers across platforms (On Demand, replays and DVR), up 30 percent versus season one. The series ranks as the network's No. 2 rated show behind only Dexter. House of Lies debuted as the network's second highest-rated freshman premiere night ever and is on track to be the network's highest-rated comedy. The series has faced consistent competition in its Sunday night time-slot since its premiere, but has delivered outstanding numbers across platforms, to average 3.98 million weekly viewers. Season five of Californication averages 2.96 million viewers across platforms, up 10 percent versus its prior season.

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Watch ‘House of Lies’ Pilot Episode!

Showtime has put the full pilot episode of its new series House of Lies online before the show premieres Sunday, January 8 at 10 PM ET. The show stars Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, and Ben Schwartz as a team of management consultants who con and swindle corporate entities to spend a fortune on their services. Click on the video player below to watch the pilot episode of House of Lies in its entirety.

House of Lies, created by Matthew Carnahan, stars Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and debuts Sunday, January 8 at 10 PM ET on Showtime.

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‘House of Lies’ Season 1 Promo Art

Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell headline the new Showtime original series House of Lies, which is set to debut on Sunday January 8th a 10pm. We have two new promo posters for this anticipated launch. Check them out below.

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‘Homeland’ and ‘House of Lies’ Get Series Orders from Showtime

Following the successful debuts of four critically acclaimed, new original hit series - The Big C, Shameless, Episodes and The Borgias - Showtime Networks and President of Entertainment David Nevins, will be adding two more original series to the premium channel's line-up. Homeland, a one hour drama starring Emmy Award winner Claire Danes, Golden Globe nominee Damian Lewis and Emmy and Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin, and House of Lies, a half-hour comedy starring Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, have received 12 episode orders. Both series will start production during the summer of 2011.

Homeland is a psychological thriller that tells the story of Carrie Anderson (Claire Danes), a CIA officer battling her own demons, who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of Scott Brody (Damian Lewis) a U.S. soldier who had been missing and presumed dead for nine years, was a setup and may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. Mandy Patinkin will portray Saul, a veteran CIA Division Chief who is Carrie's (Danes) boss and mentor. Homeland is written by Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Gideon Raff, and is based on Raff's Israeli television series Prisoners of War. The series will be produced by FOX 21.

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Kristen Bell Joins ‘The House of Lies’

Acclaimed actress Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, Heroes, Couples Retreat) has joined the cast of Showtime's new comedy pilot House of Lies starring Don Cheadle (Iron Man 2). House of Lies, a half-hour, dark comedy created, executive produced and written by Matthew Carnahan (Dirt) from the hit tell-all book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn, will go into production in February in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. Jessica Borsicsky (FlashForward) will serve as executive producer, and Emmy winner Stephen Hopkins (Californication, 24) will direct.

House of Lies is a subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Cheadle will star as Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant who is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want. Bell will play Jeannie Van Der Hooven, a razor-sharp, Ivy-League graduate who works at Marty's firm. Bell joins the already cast Dawn Olivieri (Heroes), Josh Lawson (Romantically Challenged) and noted comedian Ben Schwartz (Undercovers) as Marty's corporate team; the legendary Glynn Turman (In Treatment) as Marty's psychoanalyst father; and Donis Leonard Jr. (The Fresh Beat Band) as Marty's young son.

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  • First Aired
    2012