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‘House of Lies’ Renewed for Fifth Season

The dramedy “House of Lies” starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell has been renewed.

“House of Lies” has received a renewal for a fifth season, Showtime announced Tuesday.

The fifth season of 10-episode is slated to air in 2016.

“When you have a gifted acting ensemble led by Don Cheadle and smart, acerbic writing led by showrunner Matthew Carnahan, you expect something special, and House of Lies delivers for us each season,” Gary Levine, executive vice president of original programming at Showtime, said in a statement.

Are you happy about this renewal?

Showtime Renews ‘Shameless’ & ‘House of Lies’

Showtime renews Shameless House of Lies and Californication

Showtime renews “House of Lies,”  and “Shameless” for additional seasons.

The cable network has ordered 12-episode new seasons of both “Shameless” and “House of Lies,” Showtime announced Tuesday. “Shameless” renewed for its fifth season, and “House of Lies” for its fourth season.

“House of Lies” and “Shameless” currently air Sundays on Showtime.


Cote de Pablo Leaving ‘NCIS’ And More Casting News

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Cote De Pablo is leaving “NCIS.”

The actress, who plays Ziva David on “NCIS” will not return as a series regular for Season 11.

De Pablo said in a statement, “I’ve had 8 great years with “NCIS” and Ziva David. I have huge respect and affection for Mark, Gary, Michael, David, Rocky, Pauley, Brian, Sean, all of the team and CBS. I look forward to finishing Ziva’s story.”

“We respect Cote’s decision, thank her for being an important part of the NCIS team, and for eight terrific years playing Ziva David,” CBS said in a statement. “Cote and CBS share a great respect for the NCIS audience, and we look forward to working with her and the producers on appropriate closure in this chapter of Ziva’s story.”

Will you miss Ziva?

More casting news…

“Lost” alumna Sonya Walger has been cast as Meredith in a recurring role on “Parenthood.” Meredith is described as a sexy, confident fireball of an architect who is working with Sam Jaeger’s Joel on a two-year project. Additionally, Matt Lauria, who plays Army vet Ryan is set to return during the upcoming season. [EW]

Summer Glau will recur as an adversary for Oliver Queen on “Arrow.” Glau will play “the enigmatically beautiful and professionally dangerous Isabel Rochev, Vice President of Aquisitions of Stellmoor International, a company looking to take over Queen Consolidated.” [TVLine]

“House of Lies” star Kristen Bell is heading to “Parks and Recreation.” Bell will guest-star in an upcoming episode as Ingrid, a snooty City Councilwoman from Eagleton. [EW]

Showtime Renews ‘House of Lies,’ ‘Californication’ and ‘Shameless’

Showtime renews Shameless House of Lies and Californication

“Shameless,” “House of Lies” and “Californication” will return in 2014.

Showtime has renewed “Californication,” for a seventh season; “Shameless” for a fourth season; and “House of Lies” for a third season, David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc announced Tuesday.

“Californication, House of Lies, and Shameless possess highly distinctive comedic voices, and given that all three continue to grow their audience season after season – the pick-up decision was easy,” said Nevins. “I am incredibly excited to see what each of these series has in store for their next seasons.”

According to Showtime, all three series’ ratings are exceeding those of their previous seasons.

Matt Damon Heads to ‘House of Lies’ And More Casting News

Matt Damon is heading to “House of Lies.”

The Promise Land actor will play himself in an episode on the Showtime series, Showtime Entertainment president David Nevins announced Saturday at the TCA winter press tour.

Damon will seek the help of Marty (Cheadle) and his team in setting up a charitable organization to compete with George Clooney.

“House of Lies” season 2 premieres Sun. Jan., 13 on Showtime.

More casting news…

“All My Children” vet Jesse McCartney has been tapped to recur in the forthcoming season of “Army Wives.” McCartney has been cast to play Private Tim Truman, enthusiastic young soldier and husband to Elle McLemore’s Holly Truman. [THR]

Mike Tyson will appear in an upcoming episode of “Law & Order: SVU.” Tyson will play Reggie Rhodes, “a murderer on death row who is also the victim of a difficult childhood.” [Deadline]

Emmy Winner Jaime Pressly has been cast to play Angus T Jones’ love interest on “Two and a Half Men.” [Deadline]

Allison Williams, “Girls” actress is stopping by “The Mindy Project.” Williams will play Chris Messina’s love interest Jillian in a  multi-episode arc. [ TVLine]

Adam Brody Heads to ‘House of Lies’ And More Casting News


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Adam Brody is heading to “House of Lies.”

“The O.C.” alum will guest star in two episodes of the Showtime’s comedy series, Showtime announced Thursday.

The fan favorite “O.C.” actor will play the owner of an adult toy company who forms a relationship with Kristen Bell’s character, Jeannie.

“House of Lies” returns Sun., Jan. 13 at 10 p.m. EST.

More casting news…

Julianne Moore will reprise her role as Nancy Donovan, Alec Baldwin’s Jack sweetheart on “30 Rock.” [Huff Post]

“NYPD Blue” alum Gail O’Grady is heading to “Castle.” O’Grady will play Margo Cowan a reality star featured in a “Real Housewives” style. [TV Guide]

“Justified” alumna Margo Martindale is joining FX spy drama “The Americans.” Martindale will play Claudia, a KGB illegal living in the U.S. who delivers assignments to married Russian spies Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell). The Emmy winner is set to appear in at least eight episodes.

Sandra Vergara, Sofia Vergara’s sister has been booked to guest-star as Silvana, a Latin pop star on “CSI.” [TV Line]

‘House of Lies’ Books Lisa Edelstein And More Casting News

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Lisa Edelstein is heading to “House of Lies.”

Showtime reports, the “House” alumna will guest star in a two episode arc on the comedy “House of Lies.” Edelstein will play Brynn, a smart and sexy political consultant whom Marty (Don Cheadle) encounters on one of his assignments.

“House of Lies” returns for a second season on Sunday, Jan. 13th at 10/9c.

More casting news…

“One Tree Hill” alum Chad Michael Murray will appear in multiple episode arc on “Southland.” Murray will Dave Mendoza, a likable cop who’s a “bit of a loose cannon.” [TVLine]

Marin Ireland (“Homeland”) will play Amanda, a “sweet and fragile woman” on “The Following.” [THR]

Cee Lo Green will guest star as himself on Charlie Sheen’s “Anger Management.” [TVLine]

“Resident Evil” alumna Sienna Guillory will play Idris Elba’s Luther love interest on “Luther.” [TVLine]

‘The Killing’ Actor Checks Into ‘Bates Motel’ And More Casting News


A&E “Bates Motel” books “The Killing” actor Richard Harmon.

The Canadian-born actor has been cast in a love triangle with Norman Bates. Harmon will play Richard Slymore, in a recurring role. TVLine reports, Slymore is described as a “cool, intelligent and artsy” student at the high school Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) attends in after he and his mother move to town.

Nestor Carbonell And Mike Vogel Join ‘Bates Motel And More Casting News

“The Secret Circle” vet joins Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel, Max Thieriot, Nicola Peltz, Keegan Connor Tracy and Olivia Cooke.

In other casting news…

Neve Campbell has booked a two-episode arc in Seattle Grace. The “Party of Five” alum will play one of McDreamy’s sisters. [TVLine] 

Christie Brinkley has landed a gig on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” as Jerry’s beautiful wife. [EW]

“Parks and Recreation” and “House of Lies” star Ben Schwartz has been booked to appear on “Arrested Development.” [TVLine]

“The Cape” alum Keith David is schedule to guest star on an episode of the upcoming “Touch.” David will play Dutch, an old friend of Martin (Kiefer Sutherland) and also an ex-Navy Seal. [TVLine]

Showtime Reveals ‘Shameless,’ ‘House Of Lies’ & ‘Californication’ Premiere Dates

Beginning January 13, Sundays are going to be very sinful.

Showtime has announced the premiere date of “Shameless,” “House Of Lies” and “Californication.” Kicking the night off is “Shameless” which premieres at 9/8c, “House Of Lies” premieres at 10/9c and “Californication” debuts at 10:30/9:30c.

“Shameless” picks up several months after the previous season ended with Jimmy (Justin Chatwin) moving in with the Gallaghers, and Fiona (Emmy Rossum) realizes that a GED will only get her so far and that a long-term relationship with Jimmy isn’t as fulfilling as she expected.  Meanwhile, Frank (William H. Macy) reappears south of the border with no idea as to how he got there.

On the upcoming season of “House Of Lies” Marty and Jeannie must deal with the fall-out from the big merger showdown.

David Duchovny returns as Hank Moody in the sixth season of “Californication.” Joining the season are “Lost” veterans Maggie Grace as a rock groupie who forms an unconventional bond with Hank. Jorge Garcia will also stop by the upcoming season as an old contact of Grace’s character.

Are Your Favorite Shows Safe? Cancelled? Or Renewed?

It is that time of year, the time when we all hold our breath while TV networks make the big decisions about our favorite series. May is almost upon us, time to check the status of all broadcast shows. Well, some shows have been given the green light while others the red light.

Below are the shows cancelled or renewed.


  • Two and a Half Men
  • Private Practice
  • Body of Proof
  • Apt. 23
  • Scandal
  • Nikita
  • Happy Endings
  • Rules Of Engagement
  • Gossip Girl
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • Fashion Star
  • The Office
  • Parks & Recreation 
  • Whitney
  • Up All Night
  • The Bachelor
  • Shank Tank
  • CSI
  • Community
  • America’s Funniest Videos
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Modern Family
  • The Middle
  • Revenge
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Castle
  • Suburgatory
  • 30 Rock
  • Parenthood
  • Southland
  • Law And Order: SVU
  • Cougar Town
  • Veep
  • Girls
  • Grimm
  • Touch
  • Borgias
  • America’s Next Top Model
  • The Good Wife
  • Blue Bloods
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • NCIS
  • CSI
  • NCIS: LA
  • Criminal Minds
  • New Girl
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • 90210
  • Supernatural 
  • Mike & Molly
  • Raising Hope
  • Fringe
  • Glee
  • Survivor
  • 48 Hours
  • 60 Minutes
  • Jersey Shore
  • The Real World
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • The Amazing Race
  • Undercover Boss
  • The Mentalist
  • Person of Interest
  • General Hospital , renewed
  • How I Met Your Mother, of course renewed
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Smash
  • Bones
  • Shameless
  • Californication
  • The Voice
  • The X-Factor
  • My Crazy Obsession
  • American Dad
  • The Cleveland Show
  • Family Guy
  • House of Lies
  • Spartacus
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Game of Thrones
  • Justified
  • Hell’s Kitchen 
  • Conan
  • Kitchen Nightmares
  • Psych
  • Long Island Medium
  • The Lying Game
  • Keeping Up With the Kardashians



  • Unforgettable
  • A Gifted Man
  • NYC-22
  • Rob
  • CSI: Miami
  • Ringer
  • Secret Circle
  • Harry’s Law
  • Awake
  • Best Friends Forever
  • Are You There Chelsea?
  • Bent
  • GCB
  • Pan Am
  • Missing
  • The River
  • Breaking In
  • I Hate My Teenage Daughter
  • The Finder
  • Alcatraz
  • Luck
  • Terra Nova
  • House
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  • Prime Suspect
  • Cash Cab
  • The Playboy Club
  • Allen Gregory
  • Charlie’s Angles
  • The Revolution
  • H8R
  • One Tree Hill
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Work It
  • Man Up
  • Dog The Bounty Hunter
  • The Martha Stewart Show
  • All-American Muslims
  • The Rosie Show
  • Make It, or Break It
  • Flashpoint
  • How To Be A Gentleman
  • Free Agents
  • Man vs Wild

***** This post will be constantly updated as your favorite shows get renewed or cancelled.