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Showtime Is Releasing a Longform Improv Special Starring the 'House of Lies' Cast Online

Showtime announced today that they produced a live longform improv special starring the cast of their show House of Lies and that they'll be debuting it online next week. Called House of Lies Live, the special features cast members Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson, who are both experienced improvisers, doing a longform improv show alongside stars Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, who are new to the art form, and House of Lies guest stars/improvisers Eugene Cordero, Ryan Gaul, and Lauren Lapkus. The 30-minute special, taped earlier this month at LA's UCB theater, will debut online via Showtime's YouTube channel on December 30th and will air on Showtime the following [...]

Assessing the House of Lies Pilot: Is It a Series to Watch?

House of Lies is set to premiere this Sunday on Showtime, but they put the pilot onYouTube yesterday. The show is about a not-so-ragtag group of management consultants trying to manage and/or consultant (I don’t know how business works) in this crazy world and features many familiar, well-liked faces. Should you watch it?

Reasons you should watch:

It stars a movie star and that movie star is Don Cheadle

If anything can be learned from New Girl is that it’s an absolute joy to be able to watch a movie star on TV each week (and that school teachers in LA have an endless supply of vintage dresses). [...]

House Of Lies Promo Appeals to America's Love Of Don Cheadle's Balls

In case you weren't thinking about Don Cheadle's balls yet today (which you were), Ben Schwartz aka Jean-Ralphio posted a House of Lies promo as a reminder to think about them…now. Schwartz and Kristen Bell also star in the upcoming Showtime show, which premieres January 8 and follows the adventures of "a self-loathing management consultant (Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle) from a top tier firm who is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his way with and for his clients," a plot which you easily could have interpreted from the video if you weren't so fixated on Don's gyrating pelvis.

Showtime Picks Up House of Lies, Starring Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell and Ben Schwartz

Showtime has picked up the half-hour comedy pilot House of Lies for a 12-episode season. Starring Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson, the show focuses on a management consultant and his team. Jean-Ralphio goes legit! here's what Showtime says about the show: The new comedy is a scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Don Cheadle stars as Marty, a highly-successful and cutthroat consultant who is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his way with and for his clients. Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) will play Jeannie Van Der Hooven, a razor-sharp, Ivy-League graduate who works at Marty’s [...]

Don Cheadle Returns as Captain Planet for Funny or Die

Don Cheadle is back as America's leading eco-conscious superhero Captain Planet in this new video from Funny or Die, written and directed by Nick Corirossi & Charles Ingram. As you may remember, Cheadle played Captain Planet in a FOD video last year that was a big viral hit, and this newest one is the first of three new videos that are dropping this week. Hopefully, this new series of videos will do well enough to convince a studio that a Don Cheadle/Captain Planet/Funny or Die movie is a good idea.

Watch the Slick, French-Toast-Filled Premiere of House of Lies Right Now

What's this? The entire first episode of House of Lies, Showtime comedy with Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell and Ben Schwartz? Oh I do believe it is! Three minutes in, there's already a Zack Morris-style freeze-frame AND a pre-teen son wearing a skirt and announcing his bowel movements. Get to it.

Don Cheadle Makes For a Somewhat Less Friendly Captain Planet

Here's a new one from Funny or Die, which features Don Cheadle as everyone's favorite eco-friendly superhero, Captain Planet. His crew of multi-cultural Earth-savers also includes Community's Gillian Jacobs, amongst others. My only complaint: they don't explain exactly how "heart" is considered an element.

Ben Schwartz Seems to Really Hate Don Cheadle and Really Love Profanity

What an ass Don Cheadle is. What is he even the Don of? Jerks? It's wonderful that Ben Schwartz was brave enough to tell the truth. This is the first of a Hollywood Reporter series in which they're having actors "stump" for their Emmy-nominated costars. Can't wait for the video in which the dog from Modern Family just takes a shit on a photo of the cast.

House Of Lies Trailer Might Make You Want To Occupy Wall Street

I have the sneaking suspicion, based on the House of Lies trailer posted by co-star Ben Schwartz, that the new Showtime show might be coming out at the wrong time in history. Remember when Sex And The City 2 came out during the recession (that we are currently sliding back into)? The reminder that our every decision is influenced by corporations makes me want to hurl a garbage can through the windshield of a cop car, is what I'm saying. However, if Don Cheadle and the gang are in fact some kind of It's Always Sunny-esque team of total unrelenting dirtbags, that would be  an excellent way balance [...]

Let Don Cheadle Care for Your Hangin' Brains at Sacks West

In this new Funny or Die video, Don Cheadle invites you to his Sacks West resort and spa, where they pamper the most delicate and vital part of the gentleman's anatomy. It features a true cavalcade of celebrity endorsements, including…wait, is that Haley Joel Osment? Where have you been, Haley? Getting your balls nice and pampered, I suppose. Could be worse!