A subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want.

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Matthew Carnahan
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Don Cheadle ...  Marty Kaan 58 episodes, 2012-2016
Kristen Bell ...  Jeannie Van Der Hooven 58 episodes, 2012-2016
Ben Schwartz ...  Clyde Oberholt 58 episodes, 2012-2016
Josh Lawson ...  Doug Guggenheim 58 episodes, 2012-2016
Donis Leonard Jr. ...  Roscoe Kaan 58 episodes, 2012-2016
Glynn Turman ...  Jeremiah Kaan 51 episodes, 2012-2016
Dawn Olivieri ...  Monica Talbot 41 episodes, 2012-2016
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A subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want.

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Outgunned... but never outdone. See more »

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USA

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English

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8 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hou$e of Lie$ See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Don Cheadle's name in the show, Marty Kaan, is based on the author of the book on which the show is based on - Martin Kihn. See more »

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Referenced in American Dad!: A Whole Slotta Love (2017) See more »

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Started strong but lost its way
1 February 2016 | by boner-59726See all my reviews

What started out as a scathing, hilarious indictment of the management consulting racket within just a few episodes has unfortunately turned into a heart-warming/-wrenching story about dysfunctional family life and damaged people.

Even the remnant veneer of business-side stories are beginning to cast the consultants as good guys, working hard to save troubled businesses rather than the leaches and scum of the original premise.

Also, very regrettably the show falls for the false premise that gender-bending is automatically funny and risqué. In fact for those to be funny they have to be, well, funny, as opposed to simply slapped in with a teenage breathlessness about how cool they are.


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