Matt Damon to guest star on "House of Lies"

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 04: Actor Matt Damon speaks onstage during the "Behind the Candelabra" panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2013 Winter TCA Tourduring 2013 Winter TCA Tour - Day 1 at Langham Hotel on January 4, 2013 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Frederick M. Brown

Matt Damon is becoming a TV comedy regular.

Showtime said Damon will guest star next week on "House of Lies." He'll play what the channel called a "maniacal megastar" version of himself.

Last month, Damon staged a mock takeover of Jimmy Kimmel's ABC talk show, tying Kimmel to a chair and acting as host for a night. On NBC's just-ended "30 Rock," Damon appeared in several episodes as boyfriend to Tina Fey's character, Liz Lemon.

On the Sunday, Feb. 10, "House of Lies" episode, Damon seeks help in finding a charity to carry his name. The actor plays opposite "House of Lies" star Don Cheadle, his friend and a cast mate in the "Ocean's Eleven" movie franchise.

Damon is attached to the upcoming film "Elysium," along with Jodie Foster. He's also due to star in "The Zero Theorem" with Christoph Waltz.

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