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T.I. to guest star on Showtime's "House of Lies"

Melissa Hayer Published: October 7, 2013
T.I. - Photo by Matt Jones/Courtesy of Showtime
T.I. - Photo by Matt Jones/Courtesy of Showtime

Grammy winner T.I. will appear in a recurring guest starring role in the third season of Showtime’s comedy “House of Lies.”

Details on this news and more casting information on the show, provided by Showtime, are as follows:

Three-time Grammy Award-winning musical artist and actor T.I. (T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, Boss) will guest star in multiple episodes of the third season of the hit SHOWTIME comedy series HOUSE OF LIES. Production on season three is currently underway for a 9 p.m. January 12, 2014 premiere on the network. T.I. will play “Lukas,” clothing company co-owner with childhood friend “Dre” (previously announced guest star Mekhi Phifer), who enlist Marty (Don Cheadle) to help expand their empire. Veteran actor Daniel Stern (Home Alone, The Wonder Years) has also signed on to play “Tretorn,” the CEO of a natural food grocery store chain. Previous guest stars Griffin Dunne (“The Rainmaker”), Bess Armstrong (“Julianne”) and Jenny Slate (“Sarah”) will also return this season.

HOUSE OF LIES is the edgy, provocative hit SHOWTIME comedy series starring Don Cheadle (Iron Man 3) in his twice Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning performance as elite consultant Marty Kaan, a man with a single-minded pursuit: power. This quest is eternally complicated at work by his relationships with his “Pod” of co-workers: sexy, whip-smart protégé and co-conspirator Jeannie (Kristen Bell) and underlings Clyde (Emmy winner Ben Schwartz) and Doug (Josh Lawson). At home, he’s forced to juggle unwanted advice from his psychoanalyst father Jeremiah (Emmy winner Glynn Turman), drama from his demented ex-wife Monica (Dawn Olivieri), all while being a loving, tolerant father to his gender-fluid teenage son Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.). We start season 3 as the wreckage from Marty’s decision to launch his own firm has spilled onto the Pod — the almighty quartet is disbanded.  But while Marty is preoccupied with hustling up new clients, his former mentee Jeannie is channeling her inner Kaan and making big moves in his absence. With everything now turned upside-down, it’s anyone’s game and anyone’s guess as to who will come out on top ­ at work and at play.

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