This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of House of Lies season 6 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Unfortunately, Showtime has officially canceled the series. There will be no season 6.
Series info, plot and cast
An American comedy television series House of Lies has been on the air since 2012. It`s based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time, authored by former management consultant Martin Kihn. The series is cerated by Matthew Carnahan, executive produced by Carnahan, Jessica Borsiczky and Stephen Hopkins and produced by Crescendo Productions, Totally Commercial Films, Refugee Productions, Matthew Carnahan Circus Products and Showtime Networks. The current fifth season was released on April 10, 2016.
The show features a group of ruthless and manipulative management consultants driven to succeed and ready to stop at nothing on their path. Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle) is at the center of the storyline, along with his colleagues and family members, The rest of the cast includes Kirsten Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Dawn Olivieri, Donis Leonard Jr., among others.
Awards, viewership and possible renewal
House of Lies has been nominated for many awards, with Don Cheadle receiving a Golden Globe and a NAACP Image Award for his outstanding lead performance. The show has initially received mixed reviews, and holds a 7.4/10 IMDb score and a Metascore of 63%. The present fifth season is averaging approximately a 0.18 rating and 400,000 viewers per episode. It is not on top of Showtime`s scripted series rating list, but seems to have its audience. Viewership did experience a significant drop compared to the last installment, which averaged 584,000 viewers and a 0.25 rating last year. Whether or not the current viewership is enough to sustain the series for another season, is difficult to say at this point, but we`l be sure to bring you the latest news as soon as they become available.
Season 5 recap
A 10-season fifth season of the popular American comedy series House of Lies has wrapped up on Showtime on June 12, 2016. The series finale concluded a 58-episode that spanned 4 years and featured the antics of a group of immoral, albeit rather successful management consultants. The ending episode portrayed a major transformation that Marty Kaan underwent, actually seeming to become more of a human being than ever before. He declines a lucrative deal, which, if signed, would effectively subject Cuban economy to imperialist rule, and he, for a change, wants nothing to do with a transaction that would be financially viable, yet violate his principles (yes, it turns out that he has principles!). In another unexpected move, he proposes to Jeannie and she accepts. Although everything, including the instant marriage, occurs under the influence of multiple mojitos, neither one regrets their decision in the morning, although it takes both of them some time to reconstruct the previous evening. Thus a happy ending, and they sail off into the sunset. Farewell, House of Lies, since, as we have already reported, Showtime has canceled the show due to viewership issues. The fifth season has experienced a significant decline in ratings compared to the previous installment, where some of the episodes have peaked at over a million viewers. The last completed season premiered to 399,000 viewers, and bowed out with merely 307,000.
UPDATED May 18, 2016: The ruthless management consultants of House of Lies are wrapping up their business, since, as Showtime has announced, the series` fifth season will be its last. On Sunday, June 12 at 9pm the series finale will be aired, and the show will bow out for good. The series` finale shooting location was Cuba, the first American scripted show to be filmed there since the diplomatic relations were restored between the two countries . Low ratings are the most likely reason for the cancelation, as the current fifth season has lost almost 30% of its audience when compared to the previous chapter.