New House of Lies Trailer: Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell Stick It to the 1 Percent

Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell are taking a bite out of corporate America — and showing off their behinds — in the newest trailer for Showtime’s House of Lies.

The new comedy series — also featuring Parks and Recreation scene stealer Ben Schwartz (aka Jean-Ralphio) — revolves around a corporate management consulting firm. But these guys aren’t playing by the rules. They’re saying whatever they have to in the name of closing the deal, even pulling stats “from my ass” as Cheadle’s character reveals, and sticking it to “the 1 percent.” And sometimes, that involves getting slapped around a little. Check out the preview below and then let us know what you think in the comments.

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 House of Lies debuts Jan. 8 at 10/9c after the Season 2 premiere of Shameless.

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  1. Abed says:

    I’m in love with Kristin Bell!

    • I’ll give it a try just cuz I love me some Kristen Bell, but I’m neutral on the show after viewing the previews. Ah well, if it doesn’t work out at least I’ve always got Gossip Girl to get me some (verbal only) Bell lovin.

  2. AT says:

    I really like Kristen Bell and Don Cheadle, but this just doesn’t really look like my kind of show. I hope it does well for them though.

  3. Brent says:

    Really doesn’t look funny… at all. Shame too, because I thought those two would be perfect here.

  4. Ben says:

    Video does not work…

  5. Templar says:

    Cheadle deserves better than this.

  6. ZmaX says:

    I think the show is going to be funnier with the episodes as a whole rather than just these tiny clips.

  7. Raw Blow says:

    Aren’t they (the corporation that owns Showtime) part of the 1%?

    C’mon people. It’s not enough to say you stand for something. You need to show it too. Stop buying stuff. Stop watching TV. Stop consuming PERIOD! Duh.

    • Cathy says:

      There are a number of different ways to not contribute to the 1%, such as choosing where you bank, shop, etc., but not buying stuff hurts the economy. And I don’t understand why you are on this website if you want others to do what you are not.

  8. Simon Jester says:

    I think it looks great! Don Cheadle + Kristen Bell = WIN

  9. Tee says:

    Love Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, but if the show is anything like the clips I’ve seen so far = meh.

  10. Janet says:

    It looks good except for the ridiculous conceit that we’re supposed to believe women find the corpse-like Don Cheadle attractive.

  11. Beth says:

    This show looks kick ass. Showtime is really bringing it. Hooray.

  12. shamangrrl says:

    I love both Don Cheadle and Kristin Bell, but the preview didn’t get a single grin or laugh from me. Hopefully the show will be better than the promos, because both DC and KB are *way* too talented not to have a showcase.

    • Simon Jester says:

      If you’d ever watched any of Showtime’s other comedies (WEEDS, NURSE JACKIE, THE BIG C, etc.), you’d know that they are black comedies, not sitcoms. Grins and laughs are not what they’re after.

  13. Justin says:

    I’m definitely looking forward to this for two reasons:
    1. Don Cheadle, who is a great actor
    2. Showtime, having about eight or nine shows I watch. They do especially good with their dark comedies (Weeds, The Big C, Nurse Jackie, and my favorite, Californication).

  14. D says:

    From the comments, it seems everyone is expecting Parks and Rec or The Office, or some other straightforward sitcom. Stop doing that right now. Bad commenters. Bad. No soup for you.

  15. Sam says:

    Awesome!!!!!!! It has Josh Lawson.