Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Showtime's 'House of Lies' to End After 5 Seasons

Showtime has announced today that the current fifth season of original comedy series House of Lies will be its final one. The series finale will air on June 12, 2016.

"House of Lies is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve," said David Nevins, CEO and President, Showtime Networks. "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."

The comedy stars Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Donis Leonard Jr. and Glynn Turman.

Matthew Carnahan created the series. He executive produced with Jessika Borsiczky and Stephen Hopkins. Showtime and Matthew Carnahan Circus Products produced.

The news comes as Bell's new comedy series The Good Place landed a spot on NBC's fall schedule earlier this week. When she signed on to play the role on the new comedy, it came with a deal to continue on House of Lies should a sixth season be ordered. But now, that will no longer be a problem.