Don Cheadle realizes he's best known for dramatic roles in such films as Crash, Hotel Rwanda and Traffic. But he finds it odd that so many viewers aren't expecting to see him flex his comedic muscles from him in his new series House of Lies.
"I do it all the time around my friends," he tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "It's not a...
Showtime's upcoming series House of Lies is debuting next month, but we've got the first episode now!
The dark comedy stars Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, a management consultant who will stop at nothing to get business deals done. Kaan's team, called "The Pod," consists of Jeannie Van Der Hooven, a razor-sharp, Ivy League grad (Kristen Bell); Clyde Oberhalt, a brown-nosing and womanizing consultant (Ben Schwartz); and Doug Guggenheim, a brilliant math geek (Josh Lawson). Dawn Olivieri rounds out the cast as Marty's pill-popping ex-wife and mother of his child. She's also his company's biggest rival.
Kristen Bell is getting not one, but two love interests for her latest foray into series TV.
Bell's new Showtime comedy, House of Lies, has cast Melrose Place alum Michael Rady and Carnivàle's Nick Stahl as romantic possibilities for Bell's character, a corporate consultant named Jeannine, TVLine reports.
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"Is fantastical a word?" she asks TVGuide.com. "He's very passionate to the point where it's funny."
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Showtime is adding two more original series to its lineup.
The cable channel announced Thursday it had ordered a 12-episode season of the drama Homeland, starring Claire Danes, and the comedy House of Lies, starring Don Cheadle. Both series will begin production in the summer.