House of Lies is going out of 2013 with a bang.
The cast of the Showtime comedy will appear as they never have before — doing long-form improv comedy in front of a live audience — for a new special airing Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 10/9c.
Even though Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) could soon lose her job as a Pawnee City Councilwoman, she'll go gallivanting off to London in the Parks and Recreation premiere this fall — but for good reason!
Thanks to Chris Pratt — and his rock-hard abs — the NBC comedy will cross the pond to film their season premiere later this month, taking a bulk of the Parks Department with them. To find out why, TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Mike Schur, who dishes on all things Season 6, including its 100th episode, Leslie's new challenges, Ron's (Nick Offerman) baby and more!
On Showtime's House of Lies (Sundays, 10/9c), Clyde has always been the pod's comic relief. But can he step it up and be the top dog? Viewers are about to find out.
"You get to find the different shades of Clyde," actor-writer Ben Schwartz tells TVGuide.com of Sunday's episode. "Since the beginning, Clyde is someone who's after Marty's job. He recognizes that Marty is a friend of his, but I still think he would do anything he can to get to the next level, to get to be in the position that Marty's at. You see that he really is as cutthroat and is willing to sacrifice a lot."
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If there's one thing House of Lies viewers have learned about Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle) and his "pod" at Galweather & Stearn, it's that they'll go to any lengths necessary to get the job done. So now that the company's merger with MetroCapital has gotten the green light, expect the quartet to go to even greater extremes to save themselves.
"Their backs are truly against a wall," Ben Schwartz told reporters earlier this week. "They're scrambling to get air and not die, and killing anybody they can to get air."
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She curses, she gets lap dances, she makes raunchy sex jokes. For Kristen Bell's latest role on Showtime's House of Lies, it's safe to say her squeaky clean Veronica Mars persona has officially left the building.
"Being in a strip club in the middle of the afternoon with the lights on was a little unnerving. There's a scene where I have to dance sexily around in my underwear that made me very nervous," Bell tells TVGuide.com. The part "scared me a little bit."
In the half-hour comedy, which follows a team of management consultants and stars Don Cheadle, Bell plays whip-smart, cutthroat "schmooze operator" Jeannie Van Der Hooven. House of Lies marks Bell's first series regular TV project since she played a teen sleuth in cult favorite Veronica Mars, which was axed in 2007. On the big screen, she's co-starred in films Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Burlesque and still voices the title character of Gossip Girl. "I was excited that Jeannie was very, very different and much more provocative [than Veronica Mars]," Bell says. "It's important to show...