The full Sunday lineup of originals from Showtime is coming back, as not only Californication and Shameless joined the lists of renewed shows of 2013 and cancelled shows of 2013, but also, Showtime renews House of Lies for season three, after the first few episodes of the sophomore run delivered very interesting numbers for the premium cabler, since the second season of House of Lies is averaging 3.2 million weekly viewers across platforms, up 10 percent from its freshman season (vs. 2.91 million). Showtime President of Entertainment David Nevins said the decision to renew House of Lies for season three was easy to make.House of Lies (Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT), which stars Don Cheadle in his Golden Globe® Award-winning and Emmy nominated performance as Marty Kaan, is a timely comedy that dives head-first into the shark tank known as corporate America. Marty is the big-money earner at Galweather Stearn, who commands a hot, young team known as The Pod: Jeannie (Kristen Bell), Clyde (Ben Schwartz) and Doug (Josh Lawson). Marty and The Pod’s work life revolves around first-class travel, top-shelf liquor and anything they can charge the client on a black Am Ex. Marty is the ultimate power player and under his direction, this ruthless, pull-no-punches team is here to beat the corporate suckers at their own game – and they’re loving every minute of it. This season, The Pod – especially Marty and Jeannie – must deal with the fall-out from the big merger showdown. On the home front, Marty is thrown when Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.) decides to move in with his unbalanced mother, Monica (Dawn Olivieri). The series is based on the hit tell-all book from best-selling author Martin Kihn (House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time). Produced by Showtime, House of Lies is created and executive produced by Matthew Carnahan. Jessika Borsiczky, Stephen Hopkins and Don Cheadle also serve as executive producers.
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