Showtime’s newest comedy, “House of Lies,” doesn’t premiere until Jan. 8, but the network has posted the pilot online already so you can watch the episode two weeks early.

The series stars Don Cheadle as the head honcho of a management consulting team comprised of Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson. The fast-paced pilot introduces us to their world of corporate jargon and charging lots of money to big companies for their work via some fun Zack Morris-style freeze frames and narration from Cheadle.

Complicating things is the ex-wife of Cheadle’s character, played by Dawn Olivieri, who just so happens to be the head of the one management consulting team ranked higher than his. In the first episode (and likely more after), the two teams are competing for the same job.

Check out the pilot above, and let us know what you think!

Posted by:Jean Bentley