Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell heading back to the small screen: The Veronica Mars alum has joined the new Showtime pilot House of Lies, Showtime announced Tuesday.

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Based on Martin Kihn's tell-all House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time, the dark comedy stars Don Cheadle as Marty, a cutthroat consultant who uses any means necessary to procure information for his clients.

Bell, 30, would play Jeannie Van Der Hooven, a bright Ivy League graduate who works at Marty's firm.

Heroes' Dawn Olivieri, Josh Lawson (Romantically Challenged), Ben Schwartz (Undercovers), Glynn Turman and Donis Leonard Jr. (The Fresh Beat Band) round out the cast.

Don Cheadle joins Showtime's House of Lies

Matthew Carnahan (Dirt) created the project, with Jessica Borsicsky (FlashForward) attached to executive-produce. Production is set to begin this month.

Are you excited to see Bell back on TV?