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Mekhi Phifer, Eliza Coupe Join Showtime’s ‘House of Lies’

Season 3 of ‘House of Lies’ starts production on Don Cheadle-starring series next month

“ER” alum Mekhi Phifer and “Happy Endings” star Eliza Coupe have joined Showtime’s “House of Lies,” the network said Thursday.

The pair will recur on the third season of the series, which stars Emmy-nominated Don Cheadle. Both will play high-powered business moguls, with Phifer playing Dre, a successful entrepreneur and clothing company founder who hires Marty  (Cheadle) to help expand his empire.

Coupe, meanwhile, will play Marissa, a wild-child internet company head and heir to a wealthy media family.

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Production on the third season of the series begins next month, for a Jan. 12, 2014 premiere date.