Showtime's raunchy comedy House of Lies will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 8, between the returns of Shameless and Californication, Showtime's president of entertainment announced to TV critics during fall previews Thursday.
"We're not an advertiser environment, so we have the ability to push the limits," David Nevins said. "Beneath [the show]'s glossy, fancy prettiness is a really subversive show. It's an R-rated comedy that's really addictive in a way that no one else can get away with."
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On the heels of its most-watched series premiere, Californication has been picked up for a fifth season.
The Season 4 debut of the David Duchovny comedy drew 1.2 million viewers between its two airings Sunday.
Showtime also announced Friday that Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara will return on Monday, March 28. The Borgias, an upcoming period drama starring Jeremy Irons, will debut with a two-hour premiere on April 3 at 9/8c.
Driving a stake through the heart of the lover of the king of Mississippi may not have been the wisest career move for Eric, but when it's compared to Russell's casual decapitation of the Magister, well, at least he did it in part to avenge his family's death. In any case, vampires killing vampires can't be considered good PR, especially with the passage of an equal-rights amendment in the offing, and you can bet that's what's on spokes-bloodsucker Nan Flanagan's mind when she stops by Fangtasia looking for answers.
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So Bill tattled to Russell about Eric's dealing of "V"; Eric lied about Bill doing the same to save his (and Pam's) hide from the Magister; and Russell slipped into German while feeding his own blood to a bar full of crazed werewolves with vague Nazi overtones. Ten days ago, True Blood earned an Outstanding Drama Series Emmy nomination for its second season, and halfway through its third, with this year's wildly intriguing story lines starting to come together, it's probably well on the way to another. — Joe Friedrich
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