The new show, which will be a half-hour dark comedy, was created, written and executive produced by Matthew Carnahan, who created "Dirt." The show will go into production in February 2011 in Los Angeles.
Cheadle has an extensive acting resume, including parts in big box office flicks like "Iron Man 2" and "Ocean's Eleven," and has been nominated for an Academy Award for his role in "Hotel Rwanda." In 2006, he won a Golden Globe for his role in "Crash."
"Don Cheadle is one of the great dramatic actors of our generation," said Showtime President of Entertainment David Nevins. "He also happens to be an extremely funny man. 'House