On the heels of House Of Lies‘ fourth-season finale on Sunday, Showtime’s dark comedy has been renewed for a 10-episode fifth season to air in 2016. The Don Cheadle-starring series joins companion dramedy Shameless, which was renewed for a sixth season in January. The third series of Showtime’s comedy-themed Q1 original lineup, half-hour Episodes, is yet to be renewed, but a pickup is expected — with the question being whether it would be Hollywood satire’s final chapter.
In Season 4, Marty’s (Cheadle) brief stint in white collar prison left the firm in shambles and a pregnant Jeannie (Kristen Bell) in charge of Clyde (Ben Schwartz), Doug (Josh Lawson), and a tainted Kaan & Associates.
Based on the tell-all book House Of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch And Tell You The Time by Martin Kihn, the series is created and executive produced by Matthew Carnahan. Jessika Borsiczky, Cheadle and David Walpert served as executive producers for the fourth season.
The series has earned star Cheadle both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for the past three years – every year that he has been eligible. With the pickup, every series ordered since David Nevins joined Showtime five years ago is still on the air.