Showtime’s ‘House of Lies’ Renewed For Fifth Season, Highlight Hollywood News

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Showtime is sticking with its acclaimed series House of Lies. The renewal, which network president David Nevins eluded to at TCA in January, is for 10 half-hour episodes — down two from its standard 12-episode runs. It’s unclear if season five of the comedy will be its last. 

 

“When you have a gifted acting ensemble led by Don Cheadle and smart, acerbic writing led by showrunner Matthew Carnahan you expect something special, and House of Lies delivers for us each season,” Showtime exec vp original programming Gary Levine said of the series that also stars Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson.

 

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In its fourth season, which concluded Sunday, House of Lies averaged 583,000 total viewers — off slightly year-over-year. But what the series may lack in same-day viewers it makes up for as a sturdy performer on DVR and come awards season, where Cheadle has earned three Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

 

 

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Showtime
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