Showtime Cancels 'House of Lies' After 5 Seasons

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April 20th 2017

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After five seasons, "House of Lies" will conclude its run on Showtime on Sunday, June 13th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the network announced today.

Shot entirely on location and directed by series creator and executive producer Matthew Carnahan, the final episode, "No Es Fácil," marks the first time an American scripted series was shot in Cuba since the restoration of diplomatic relations.

Don Cheadle headlines the cast, which includes Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Donis Leonard Jr., and Glynn Turman. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.

"'House of Lies' is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve," says Nevins. "Over the course of its five seasons, it has tackled such hot-button topics as gender identity, wealth inequality, white privilege, police brutality, interracial relationships, and code-switching with honesty and a biting sense of humor. Matthew Carnahan and Don Cheadle have been dream partners and impeccable leaders. The core cast of Don, Kristen, Ben and Josh are one of the best comedy teams on television. They have brought the series to an incredibly satisfying conclusion with this historic final episode shot in Cuba."

"Creating and running 'House of Lies' has been a true dream gig, a creative apotheosis," says Carnahan. "Working with the remarkable team that Jessika Borsiczcky, David Walpert and I were allowed to put together, along with the incredible cast and crew, coming to work every day was a joy. Getting to work with heroes like Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell and Glynn Turman, breaking out amazing performers like Dawn Olivieri and the shockingly funny Josh Lawson; seeing Ben Schwartz, already so well-known as a comedic actor doing a deep-dive into really complex work; watching great actors like Matt Damon be willing to skewer versions of themselves; and then going out on the high note that is shooting in Cuba -- these are all the kinds of reasons I got into this business in the first place."

For his work as Marty Kaan, series star Don Cheadle won a Golden Globe award, was nominated four times for an Emmy Award, and three consecutive times for a Golden Globe Award. He also took home two NAACP Image Awards (the series earned 13 nominations) and two NAMIC Vision Awards. And, Kristen Bell earned two People's Choice Award nominations and one win.

by Tambay Obenson on April 20th 2017
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