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 [...]
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). [...]
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 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 [...]