12:34pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Showtime's 'House of Lies' to End With Season 5
It's the end of the road for Showtime's House of Lies.
Showtime announced Tuesday that the Don Cheadle comedy's upcoming fifth season will be its last.
An awards darling for much of its five-season run, Showtime renewed House of Lies for a fifth season in March. The series, from showrunner Matthew Carnahan, will be back for a 10-episode run — down two installments from its typical 12-episode season. The June 12 series finale was filmed on location in Havana.
In its fourth season, House of Lies averaged 583,000 total viewers, off slightly year-over-year. But what the series may lack in same-day viewers, it makes up for as a sturdy performer both on DVR and during awards season, where Cheadle has earned three Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
For Showtime, House of Lies was among the first series developed and greenlighted to series by Nevins after he replaced Bob Greenblatt at the helm of the cabler. (Homeland was the other.) The pay cabler recently launched Andrew Dice Clay comedy Dice, and its roster of comedies also includes dramedy Shameless and Episodes, which will return for a fifth and final season.