Kristen Bell Returns To TV, Advantage Showtime

The fight for your disposable income between pay-cablers HBO and Showtime just got that much more interesting thanks to today’s news that has newly-minted Showtime President of Entertainment David Nevins giving the greenlight to two new series.

HOUSE OF LIES, based on the tell-all book of the same name is a new half-hour comedy created by Matthew Carnahan that takes a scathing look inside the world of management consulting and stars Don Cheadle as Marty, a highly-successful and cutthroat consultant who is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his way with and for his clients. More exciting still is that his co-workers include Kristen Bell (HEROES… just kidding, VERONICA MARS) who plays Jeannie Van Der Hooven, a razor-sharp, Ivy-League graduate as well as Ben Schwartz (UNDERCOVERS) and Josh Lawson (ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED).

HOMELAND is a psychological thriller based on the Israeli television series PRISONERS OF WAR, that tells the story of Carrie Anderson (Claire Danes), a CIA officer battling her own demons, who becomes convinced that the intelligence that led to the rescue of Scott Brody (Damian Lewis) a U.S. soldier who had been missing and presumed deal for nine years, was a setup and may be connected to an Al Qaeda plot to be carried out on American soil. Mandy Patinkin will portray Saul, a veteran CIA Division Chief who is Carrie’s (Danes) boss and mentor. 

Both series are set to start production this summer.

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  • shanna bowie

    I love Ben Schwartz because he plays Jean-Ralphio on Parks & Rec. It’ll be interesting to see him in a drama.

  • Abby

    Normally not the kind of shows I’d go for at all. But will give them a try for Kristin and Damian 🙂

  • PushnDownHippys

    My name is Inigo Montoya, You killed my father… You Al Qaeda son of a bitch

  • Charles Carmichael

    OMG I LOVE Jean-Ralphio!!!! After hearing news that Ben Schwartz was going to be on this show I went and watched all the Jean-Ralphio clips on YouTube! I’m Flush with cash!!

  • She was great in Forgetting Sarah Marshall

  • Caryn

    I LOVE all things Kristen Bell! I totally love that you wrote Heroes first made me giggle! I am so glad she’s coming back to TV I have watched all 3 (yes still mourning that one) seasons of VM so many times I can quote most of it and my husband was so sick of me begging him to watch them he is finally watching through them with me.

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