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TVLine Items: Archie Panjabi Returns to Blindspot, Med Dad Cast and More

TVLine Items: Archie Panjabi Returns to Blindspot, Med Dad Cast and More
Archie Panjabi has some unfinished (Big Bad) business with Blindspot.

The Good Wife vet — who recently returned to CBS via an episode of Bull — will reprise her Blindspot role of Zero Division head Nas Kamal in an upcoming Season 3 episode of the NBC drama. Weller’s onetime paramour plays “a small but integral part in bringing down the bad guys this year,” executive producer Martin Gero tells EW.com.

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The Ep also recently revealed to TVLine that viewers will learn if Nas was
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Nat Geo Greenlights Silicon Valley-Themed Limited Series From Matthew Carnahan, Arianna Huffington & StxTV

National Geographic has given a green light to its next scripted project, Valley of the Boom, a drama/documentary hybrid limited series about the ’90s tech boom, from showrunner and director Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies), executive producer Arianna Huffington and StxTV. Led by Silicon Valley, the 1990s tech boom spawned some of the world's most influential people and recognizable brands. The new six-part limited series will look at the culture of speculation…
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NatGeo Orders Silicon Valley Limited Series From Arianna Huffington and 'House of Lies' Creator

NatGeo is diving further into scripted series programming.

The cable network has greenlighted a new drama/docuseries from executive producers Arianna Huffington and House of Lies creator Matthew Carnahan, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Titled Valley of the Boom, the six-part limited series will explore the rapid rise and the spectacular fall of the 1990s tech bubble. The scripted drama will be supported by select documentary elements, taking a page from the network's hybrid space series Mars, to tell the inside story of Silicon Valley's dramatic early days.

Carnahan serves as creator, showrunner and director of the project. He will also...
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Helen Hunt and Matthew Carnahan Reportedly Break Up After 16 Years

Helen Hunt and Matthew Carnahan Reportedly Break Up After 16 Years
Helen Hunt is back on the market.

The 54-year-old actress has split from Matthew Carnahan after 16 years together, according to multiple reports.

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The couple, who shares a 13-year-old daughter, Makena, had been together since 2001. In Touch was the first to report on Hunt and Carnahan's breakup.

Et has reached out to Hunt's rep for comment.

Hunt revealed in April that she was "madly in love with Rick Springfield" while the two were filming on the same studio lot in the '80s.

“I left a note on his car,” she admitted. “I left it on his windshield and somehow, he managed to not call me.”

“I was so in love with him, you don’t even understand,” Hunt gushed.

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Helen Hunt and Matthew Carnahan Break Up After 16 Years

Helen Hunt and Matthew Carnahan Break Up After 16 Years
Not all loves last a lifetime. Helen Hunt and Matthew Carnahan have broken up after 16 years of dating. "She has been split up with Matthew for several months. They had a rocky relationship and many offs and ons over the years. They stayed together as long as they did because of their daughter," a source close to the actress tells E! News. "They've split up before, but this time seems to be different." Hunt, 54, and Carnahan, 56, had been together since 2001; they share a 13-year-old daughter. Carnahan also has a 20-year-old son from a previous relationship. (The actress, who won an Oscar in 1998 for As Good as It Gets and multiple Emmys for her leading role in NBC's Mad About...
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Helen Hunt and Longtime Boyfriend Matthew Carnahan Break Up

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Helen Hunt and Longtime Boyfriend Matthew Carnahan Break Up
Helen Hunt has called it quits with her longtime boyfriend, People confirms.

The actress, 54, and her writer-producer boyfriend Matthew Carnahan, 56, split after 16 years together. They share a 13-year-old daughter, Makena Lei, born in 2004.

A source tells People the former couple, who started dating in 2001, have broken up before in the past and “have had trouble getting along for several years.”

Hunt took a step back from the spotlight after she started dating Carnahan and welcomed their daughter. She told People back in 2008 that becoming a mother changed her priorities in life.

“My family came to life. I had my daughter
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‘House Of Lies’ Creator Calls Donald Trump’s Cuba Policy “Idiocy”

‘House Of Lies’ Creator Calls Donald Trump’s Cuba Policy “Idiocy”
House Of Lies creator Matthew Carnahan is furious about President Donald Trump's decision to roll back relations with Cuba. Carnahan shot the Showtime series’ fifth-season finale in Havana last year – and plans to return to shoot a new series there entirely – but fears the new restrictions could make it more difficult for future collaborations between Cuban and American filmmakers. "I'm f*cking pissed," he told Deadline. "I'm really f*cking pissed. It's idiocy, plain and…
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‘House Of Lies’ Creator Calls Donald Trump’s Cuba Policy “Idiocy”

House Of Lies creator Matthew Carnahan is furious about President Donald Trump's decision to roll back relations with Cuba. Carnahan shot the Showtime series’ fifth-season finale in Havana last year – and plans to return to shoot a new series there entirely – but fears the new restrictions could make it more difficult for future collaborations between Cuban and American filmmakers. "I'm f*cking pissed," he told Deadline. "I'm really f*cking pissed. It's idiocy, plain and…
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Showtime Cancels House Of Lies After Five Seasons

After some speculation about the viability of a sixth season of House Of Lies, Showtime has confirmed that the comedy will not be renewed past its fifth season finale – due to air on June 12th, 2016. The announcement of series co-star Kristen Bell joining new NBC show The Good Place caused some to question whether House Of Lies would indeed return – although all involved insisted the actress could undertake both projects simultaneously. There’s no longer any need to accommodate such a schedule, however, as House Of Lies officially prepares to shutter its windows.

President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc, David Nevins, praised the cast, crew and creators of the show, as he announced its cancellation.

House Of Lies is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve. Over the course of its five seasons, it has tackled such hot-button topics as gender identity, wealth inequality, white privilege,
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House of Lies Cancelled at Showtime

House of Lies Cancelled at Showtime
The moment of truth has arrived: House of Lies is coming to an end.

Showtime has cancelled the Don Cheadle-fronted satire, announcing that the show’s current fifth season will be its last. The Cuba-set series finale will air on Sunday, June 12 at 9/8c.

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House of Lies is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve,” said Showtime president David Nevins in a statement. “Over the course of its five seasons, it has tackled such hot-button topics as gender identity,
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‘House of Lies’ to End After Season 5 on Showtime

‘House of Lies’ to End After Season 5 on Showtime
Season 5 of “House of Lies” will be the comedy’s last, Showtime announced Tuesday.

The half-hour series, which stars Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Donis Leonard Jr., and Glynn Turman, will wrap up its fifth and final season Sunday, June 12 at 9 p.m. The cancellation means that the show will not return for Season 6. The series finale, “No Es Fácil,” was shot entirely on location in Cuba and directed by series creator and executive producer Matthew Carnahan. The episode marks the first time an American scripted series was shot in Cuba since the restoration of diplomatic relations.

“’House of Lies’ is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve,” said David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks. “Over the course of its five seasons, it has tackled such hot-button topics as gender identity, wealth inequality, white privilege, police brutality, interracial relationships, and code-switching with honesty
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Showtime's 'House of Lies' to End With Season 5

Showtime's 'House of Lies' to End With Season 5
It's the end of the road for Showtime's House of Lies. Showtime announced Tuesday that the Don Cheadle comedy's upcoming fifth season will be its last. “House of Lies is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve,” said Showtime president and CEO David Nevins. “Over the course of its five seasons, it has tackled such hot-button topics as gender identity, wealth inequality, white privilege, police brutality, interracial relationships and code-switching with honesty and a biting sense of humor. Matthew Carnahan and Don Cheadle have been dream partners and impeccable leaders. The core

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Showtime’s ‘House of Lies’ to End After 5 Seasons

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Showtime’s ‘House of Lies’ to End After 5 Seasons
Showtime series “House of Lies” will conclude after five seasons, the network announced Tuesday. The June 12 episode, which was shot on location in Havana, Cuba, will serve as the series finale. Filming for the episode marked the first time an American scripted series was shot in Cuba since the restoration of diplomatic relations. The episode was directed by series creator and executive producer Matthew Carnahan. “‘House of Lies’ is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve,” Showtime president and CEO David Nevins said. “Over the course of its five seasons, it has tackled such hot-button topics as gender.
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Showtime’s ‘House of Lies’ To Be First U.S. Scripted Show Filmed in Cuba

Showtime’s ‘House of Lies’ To Be First U.S. Scripted Show Filmed in Cuba
Don Cheadle’s Showtime comedy “House of Lies” will film one episode of its fifth season in Havana, making it the first U.S. scripted series to film in Cuba since the countries’ diplomatic relations were restored last summer.

The dramedy stars Cheadle as a fast-talking and cunning management consultant who heads the firm Kaan & Associates. This season, he has his heart set on global domination as he tires with landing the fat-cat clients who have made him a mogul. This results in a trip to the City of Columns for him and his coworkers (aka his “Pod”) made up of Jeannie (Kristen Bell), Clyde (Ben Schwartz) and Doug (Josh Lawson).

The shoot is done in compliance with the U.S. Department of Treasury pursuant to an Office of Foreign Assets Control (Ofac) license and follows all appropriate U.S. laws.

“Marty and the Pod have traveled the world to land clients,
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Helen Hunt's Daughter Shows Off Her Helen Hunt Henna Tattoo!

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Helen Hunt's Daughter Shows Off Her Helen Hunt Henna Tattoo!
Helen Hunt's daughter paid a very special homage to her famous mom with some temporary body ink. The Sessions star's 11-year-old daughter, Makena, and her close friend got matching henna tattoos showing what appears to be a rough likeness of the actress's face on their arms. Hunt, 52, shared the temporary tats in a Twitter post, captioning, "My daughters got henna tattoos. My life is so good." My daughters got henna tattoos. My life is so good. pic.twitter.com/q60jAjOImt— Helen Hunt (@HelenHunt) January 3, 2016 Hunt only has one daughter, Makena, with her longtime partner, producer-director Matthew Carnahan, so
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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Star Glenn Howerton to Recur on ‘House of Lies’ (Exclusive)

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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Star Glenn Howerton to Recur on ‘House of Lies’ (Exclusive)
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Glenn Howerton (also of “The Mindy Project”) will appear in multiple episodes of Showtime’s “House of Lies” next season. The actor will play Seth Buckley, a mayoral candidate who seeks advice from Clyde (Ben Schwartz). So, good luck with that, Seth. “House of Lies” stars Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Donis Leonard Jr. and Glynn Turman. The series is based on tell-all book “House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time” by Martin Kihn. The TV adaptation was created by and is executive produced by Matthew Carnahan.
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‘House of Lies’ Adds John Cho and More as Guest Stars

‘House of Lies’ Adds John Cho and More as Guest Stars
Showtime’s “House of Lies” has added more famous faces, tapping John Cho and Malcolm-Jamal Warner as guest stars for one episode of its upcoming season.

Cho will play Sean Chew, a messianic billionaire CEO of a revolutionary retailer who has radical philosophies about organizational structure. Warner will play his suffering COO, Yurgen Celebi, who calls upon his old business school friend, management consultant Marty Khan (Don Cheadle) and his team to save Sean’s company from himself.

Created by Matthew Carnahan and based on Martin Kihn’s memoir of the same name, “House of Lies” also stars Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson. The 10-episode fifth season of the series will premiere in 2016. It was recently announced that “Scrubs” alum Donald Faison will also guest star that season.

In other casting news:

* Nia Vardalos will have a recurring role in “Graves.” Epix’s political satire stars Nick Nolte as a former U.
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Donald Faison to Guest Star on Showtime’s ‘House of Lies’

Donald Faison to Guest Star on Showtime’s ‘House of Lies’
Donald Faison has signed on for a guest-starring role in Showtime’s “House of Lies,” Variety has learned.

The “Scrubs” and “The Exes” alum will appear in two episodes of the upcoming season of the comedy, playing a character fittingly named Donald. Described as a big-money earning entrepreneur, Donald shows up to egg on his old friend, management consultant Marty Khan (star Don Cheadle), to up his business game to global status.

House of Lies” is created by Matthew Carnahan and is based on Martin Kihn’s memoir of the same name. Other stars include Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson. The 10-episode fifth season of the series will premiere in 2016.
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Wanda Sykes Joins 'House of Lies' Cast to Play Glynn Turman's Love Interest

Wanda Sykes Joins 'House of Lies' Cast to Play Glynn Turman's Love Interest
Wanda Sykes has signed on to join the cast of the fifth season of the Showtime comedy series "House of Lies" The network says Sykes will appear in at least three episodes playing a character named "Wanda," a love interest for Jeremiah (Glynn Turman) who becomes a much-needed confidante for Marty (series star and executive producer Don Cheadle) as he looks to ascend from management mogul to global power player. "House of Lies" is the hit half-hour comedy series from the hit tell-all book "House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time" by Martin Kihn.  The TV series stars Don Cheadle (nominated four times for an Emmy for his performance), Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Glynn Turman, and Donis Leonard Jr.  Produced by Showtime, "House of Lies" is created and executive produced by Matthew Carnahan. Jessika Borsiczky, Don Cheadle and David Walpert return as executive producers for.
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Watch: What Indie Filmmakers Can Learn from Showrunners

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Watch: What Indie Filmmakers Can Learn from Showrunners
If you've ever been told that a jack-of-all-trades is the master of none, then you've been lied to - or you've yet to meet a showrunner. "Showrunning is like painting a painting, while writing a novel, while doing your taxes," showrunner Matthew Carnahan ("House of Lies") quips in the documentary "Showrunners." Read More: Watch: Here's How to Incorporate 'Serial'-Style Story Telling into Film Sound familiar? Independent filmmakers are effectively showrunners, often wearing several hats and managing almost every aspect of their project. As a result, more filmmakers and writers are finding work in traditional and digital media because of their ability to understand so many elements of the production process. The Dslr-wielding producer/director/editor of today will most likely be the showrunner of tomorrow. In episode 7 of Raindance's "Step & Repeat" (above), showrunner and director Daniel Oron explains how producers and filmmakers...
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