House of Lies ending after 5 seasons
The lies are coming to an end this year. Showtime’s dark comedy about management consultants will not be renewed after its current fifth season, the network announced Tuesday.
House of Lies has garnered critical acclaim for its stars Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, and Josh Lawson, including a Golden Globe for Cheadle and a People’s Choice Award for Bell, but the show’s ratings have continued to dip each season. The series kicked off its fifth season last month to its lowest ratings to date.
Currently six episodes into its 10-episode season, House of Lies‘ final episode will air on Sunday, June 12, and was filmed on location in Havana, Cuba.
“Creating and running House of Lies has been a true dream gig, a creative apotheosis,” series creator and executive producer Matthew Carnahan said in a release. “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.”
After the news broke, the main cast shared their feelings on social media. Ben Schwartz, who plays Clyde on House of Lies, wrote a thank you essay to the fans and team behind the show on his website, and Don Cheadle promised that the finale will be “a satisfying farewell.”