Cheadle & Bell Premiere 'House of Lies'


Showtime's House of Lies has been generating a ton of buzz in advance of its January 8 premiere, and with Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell headlining the top-notch cast, it's easy to see why. 

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"It's very daring the way that it's written," Bell explains. "It's sort of a new topic, discussing the underbelly of business. It's really sleek and sexy and kind of sophisticated/dirty and I've never seen anything like that before."

Thanks in great part to the advance release of the first episode online, audiences are getting their first taste of the risque, 30-minute comedy, and they're amped and ready for more.

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Based on Martin Kihn's book, House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time, the series follows a team of highly driven, power-hungry of management consultants who stop at nothing to get business deals done, which allows calls for some dark humor, an aspect which attracted Lies' executive producer and series star, Don Cheadle.

"We play management consultants who are used to bending the truth doing whatever they need to do to make sure they stay relevant and employed," dishes Cheadle. "The title is appropriate."

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House of Lies also stars Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Dawn Olivieri, Donis Leonard Jr. and Glynn Turman. The series premieres Sunday, January 8th on Showtime.

Can't wait 'till Sunday? You can still watch the first full episode here.