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'House of Lies' teaser

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A new teaser for Showtime’s House of Lies, debuting Jan. 8, lets Don Cheadle loose as a smooth-talking management consultant. Some people will be even more excited to see Kristen Bell return to series TV. Others will find themselves shouting “Jean-Ralphio!” at the sight of Parks and Recreation’s Ben Schwartz. Vampire Diaries‘ fans will be happy to know Dawn Olivieri (Damon’s late lover Andie) landed on her feet. The show is a dark comedy based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn. Cheadle stars as Marty, a self-loathing highly successful consultant from a top-tier firm who will use any means and anyone necessary to get his clients the information they want. Olivieri plays Monica, Marty’s crazy, pill-popping ex-wife whose firm happens to be No. 1, above his.

“Dream role for an actress? I don’t know,” Olivieri told EW earlier this year while shooting the pilot. “You get to kick ass at work and be the No. 1 closer at the No. 1 firm and Don Cheadle is the No. 2? And then you’re not only that powerhouse executive woman, you also have a drug addiction? I mean. Ha! Great. It’s like I get to play twins, and one’s evil and one’s nice. You’ve got Monica that kicks ass at work, but on the weekends is just a mess, and can’t handle custody of the child, and has run-ins with the ex all the time because as single parents understand, you guys are in each other’s lives forever.” Watch the teaser below.

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