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DEC
23
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'House of Lies' Gets New Year's Eve Improv Special (Exclusive Video)

In a first, the Showtime original will bow online before its New Year's Eve premiere.

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"House of Lies" Live at UCB

Ahead of its third season premiere, Showtime is showing off the comedic skills of its cast.

Taped at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, House of Lies Live will feature improv veterans Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson joined by Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell trying their hands at the unscripted longform format for the first time. The House of Lies cast will be joined by season three guest stars/comedians Lauren Lapkus, Ryan Gaul and Eugene Cordero.

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The special, which was taped in front of a live audience at UCB earlier this month, will bow online Dec. 30 -- marking the first time a Showtime original production has premiered online. House of Lies Live will air on Showtime at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. The special will be available on Sho.com, the network's YouTube channel and the official House of Lies Facebook page, as well as Showtime preview applications for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android smartphones, in addition to tablets including the Nook and Kindle Fire. It will also be available as a free video podcast for download on iTunes.

House of Lies season three, featuring guest stars Fred Armisen, Eliza Coupe and more, premieres Sunday, Jan. 12 at 10 p.m. on Showtime. Check out the exclusive clip below. Will you check out the cast's improv special?

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