Showtime releases first episode early online for your viewing pleasure.
In Showtime’s latest bid to muscle in on HBO’s successful original programming territory, the pay cable network will soon release the Don Cheadle vehicle, House of Lies. The half-hour comedy follows the life of Cheadle’s character, “Marty,” a successful management consultant who is a not-so-nice guy. The show will debut on January 8, but you don’t have to wait for the new year; Showtime just released the full first episode on its YouTube channel.
According to BlackThespian.com, the show will costar Dawn Oliveri as Marty’s ex-wife, Glynn Turman as his therapist dad, Donis Leonard Jr. as his son, Kristen Bell as a smart young consultant at the firm, comedian Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson as colleagues. The show is based on Martin Kihn’s book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time, which details his first two years as a management consultant.
Watch the full episode and tell us what you think in the comments. House of Lies will premiere on Showtime on January 8 at 10 P.M. ET.
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