house of lies

*Beginning this Sunday, February 2, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Tip “T.I.” Harris Jr. (“Boss”) and Mekhi Phifer (“Lie To Me”) join the third season of Showtime’s “House of Lies.”

The pair will be featured in a season-long arc as childhood friends-turned-moguls Lukas Frye (T.I.) and Dre (Phifer) who hire Marty (Don Cheadle) to help expand their business empire. They each have very different ideas about the future of their business interests and Marty gets stuck in the middle.

The episode also marks Cheadle’s directorial debut.

In “House of Lies,” Cheadle plays 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 father to his gender-fluid teenage son Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.).

The series is based on the hit tell-all book from best-selling author Martin Kihn (House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time).

Watch a promo for the T.I., Phifer episode below.