Showtime Pulls the Plug on One of Its Signature Series

May 18, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Showtime announced that one of its signature series is coming to an end. The pay-cable net will pull the plug on the comedy “House of Lies” at the end of the current season, which is the show’s fifth.

The series finale airs Sunday, June 12, with the final episode, “No Es Facil,” marking the first episode of a U.S. scripted series to be shot in Cuba since diplomatic relations were restored between the two countries.

The series, created by Matthew Carnahan, stars Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson.

In announcing the decision not to go forward with a sixth season, Showtime Networks President and CEO David Nevins said: “‘House of Lies’ is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve. Over the course of its five seasons, it has tackled such hot-button topics as gender identity, wealth inequality, white privilege, police brutality, interracial relationships and code-switching with honesty and a biting sense of humor. Matthew Carnahan and Don Cheadle have been dream partners and impeccable leaders. The core cast of Don, Kristen, Ben and Josh are one of the best comedy teams on television. They have brought the series to an incredibly satisfying conclusion with this historic final episode shot in Cuba.”

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