July 07, 2011 7:49pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'House of Lies': 'Melrose Place's' Michael Rady and 'Carnivale's' Nick Stahl Join Showtime Comedy
Michael Rady and Nick Stahl will both be in line for Kristen Bell’s affections on Showtime’s upcoming House of Lies comedy.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Rady, whose credits include the CW’s Melrose Place reboot and ABC Family’s Greek, will recur as Wes, a rich kid who may be too conservative for Bell’s quick-witted character Jeannie, as TV Line first reported.
Stahl, who appeared on HBO’s Carnivale and more recently Fox’s Locke & Key pilot, will guest star in one episode as Kurt, a musician who forces Jeannie to examine what she wants in life.
Rady is repped by Gersh and Station 3. Stahl is with ICM and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Entertainment.
House of Lies stars Don Cheadle as Marty, a cutthroat consultant who will stop at nothing to get his way. It stands as one of the first series orders under Showtime’s new entertainment topper David Nevins and was written by Dirt’s Matthew Carnahan and based on the book by Martin Kihn.