The House of Lies Pilot is on YouTube (VIDEO)

As you may have noticed, there isn’t a whole lot of new TV on this week. Ooh, but here’s something fun: Showtime has posted the entire first episode of its upcoming dramedy House of Lies on YouTube in hopes that you’ll get hooked and pony up some cash to subscribe. But the reason doesn’t matter, because this thing’s got Don Cheadle! And Kristen Bell! And Parks and Rec‘s Jean-Ralphio (Ben Schwartz)! They all play smooth-talking consultants who swindle major corporations into paying them millions of dollars to tell them what they want to hear–and as you may recall, the series is one of our most anticipated news shows of 2012. Take a look (the video is censored for nudity and swears but otherwise appears unedited) and let us know what you think in the comments.

House of Lies premieres Sunday, January 8 at 10pm on Showtime.