Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson

Cheers to Kristen Bell for returning to TV in House of Lies.

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We're thrilled that the winning Veronica Mars and Heroes alum has come back to the small screen as a management consultant on Showtime's dark comedy — and that's no lie. Honestly, though, we wish the show were as sharp as Bell and star Don Cheadle.

The gimmick of freezing the action while Cheadle steps out to explain Management 101 lingo to the audience quickly grows tiresome. And seriously Shwotime, are we supposed to care about these people? Pot dealers and serial killers, sure, but corporate sharks are an entirely different breed.

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