SHOWTIME(R) SAMPLES PREMIERES OF ITS COMEDY SERIES “HOUSE OF LIES” AND “DICE” ONLINE EARLY ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS
NEW YORK, NY – April 1, 2016 – Starting today, SHOWTIME is giving viewers an early opportunity to sample the highly-anticipated premieres of its new comedy series DICE and the hit returning comedy HOUSE OF LIES for free across multiple platforms, in advance of their linear debuts on SHOWTIME. The critically-acclaimed and award-winning comedy HOUSE OF LIES, starring Don Cheadle, in his Golden Globe(R)-winning and Emmy(R)-nominated role, will premiere Sunday, April 10th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Following at 9:30 p.m., SHOWTIME will premiere DICE, a scripted, semi-autobiographical series following the life of renowned comedian, Andrew Dice Clay.
Consumers who do not subscribe to SHOWTIME are now able to sample the TV-14 rated versions of both premieres for free on YouTube (DICE / HOUSE OF LIES), Facebook and SHO.com (DICE / HOUSE OF LIES). The HOUSE OF LIES and DICE premieres are also be available for download as a free video podcast on iTunes. Consumers can also sample the premieres for free across multiple devices via Hulu, Roku(R) and Sony PlayStation(R) Vue. The episodes can also be accessed via multiple television providers’ free On Demand channels, websites and applications, including Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS.
SHOWTIME subscribers can watch the premiere episodes of HOUSE OF LIES and DICE now on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R), SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R) and SHOWTIME (showtime.com), the stand-alone streaming service available through Amazon, Apple(R), Google and Roku, as well as through Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Sony PlayStation Vue. SHOWTIME will also offer the full season of DICE at once to its subscribers starting on Sunday, April 10 at 12 a.m. ET, on the SHOWTIME streaming service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME(R) and SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R).
HOUSE OF LIES stars Don Cheadle, as Marty Kaan, a man with a singular focus – ascending from millionaire mogul to global dominator. No longer content with fleecing big-money clients, Marty is upping the stakes in a highly-calculated winner-take-all power play that will land him and the Pod – Jeannie (Kristen Bell), Clyde (Emmy winner Ben Schwartz) and Doug (Josh Lawson) – in Cuba. To the victor go all the spoils. Business is booming but, on the home front, he’s juggling a new baby daughter, teenage son Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.) and Jeremiah (Glynn Turman), who has a new girlfriend, Rita (guest star Emmy winner Wanda Sykes). Additional guest stars for the fifth season include Emmy nominee Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Emmy nominee Ken Marino (Children’s Hospital), Emmy nominee Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show), John Cho (Star Trek), Donald Faison (Scrubs), and Nicky Whelan (Matador, Hall Pass). From the hit tell-all book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn and produced by SHOWTIME, HOUSE OF LIES is created and executive produced by Matthew Carnahan. Jessika Borsiczky, Don Cheadle and David Walpert return as executive producers for season five. For more information about HOUSE OF LIES, visit SHO.com, follow on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #HouseofLies.
DICE chronicles the stops and starts of comedian Andrew Dice Clay as he attempts at a career resurgence in his transplanted home base of Las Vegas. The series also stars Kevin Corrigan, and guest stars Natasha Leggero, Lorraine Bracco, Adrien Brody, Michael Rapaport, Wayne Newton, Criss Angel and Rita Rudner. Created by Scot Armstrong (Old School, The Hangover Part II), DICE follows life in the Vegas suburbs, as Clay tries to live his life while trapped in the skin of “The Diceman.” Whether he’s attempting to pay back his gambling debts, manage his sons’ heavy metal band or fend off pumped up fans, this show shines a light on the sides of Dice we’ve never seen before. Yet all the while he dons his trademark black leather jacket and fingerless gloves, ready for a comeback. The series executive producers are Armstrong, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Andrew Dice Clay, Bruce Rubenstein, Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. DICE is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. For more information about DICE, visit SHO.com, follow on Twitter and Facebook, and join the conversation using #SHODice.
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