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Exclusive: Undercovers standout Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson have been tapped to co-star opposite Don Cheadle in the Showtime dark comedy pilot House of Lies. The View co-star Sherri Shepherd is set to co-star opposite Christine Taylor in TV Land's untitled Terri Minsky comedy pilot, David Alan Basche (Lipstick Jungle) has come onboard the untitled Mike Reisman comedy pilot for TV Land, while Desperate Housewives alum Jeffrey Nordling has joined Lifetime's untitled Michael Sardo drama pilot starring Carrie-Anne Moss. Showtime's House of Lies, written by Matthew Carnahan based on the book by Martin Kihn, centers on Marty (Cheadle), a self-loathing highly successful management consultant from a top-tier firm who is never above using any means necessary to get his clients the information they want. Wme-repped Schwartz will play a member of Marty's team and his closest friend. Lawson (Romantically Challenged) will play Marty's Harvard-educated associate. TV Land's untitled Terri Minsky »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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