The end is officially in sight for Showtime’s hit series Shameless.
The premium cable network announced Monday at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour that its John Wells drama starring William H. Macy has been renewed for an 11th and final season. The final season will air in the summer, joining Homeland as long-running Showtime originals to wrap their runs this year.
The decision to wrap the Warner Bros. TV-produced drama arrives as Macy has been open about wanting to do “a
nother season or two” — meaning the current 10th and newly announced 11th season. The renewal also means that Showtime’s Shameless will match the season length of the U.K. original that inspired Wells’ take.”I’m unbelievably thankful for all of the years of support from [Showtime Entertainment president] Gary Levine and everyone at Showtime that’s allowed us to make Shameless,” Wells said.
“It’s been a fantastic experience and all of us in the cast and crew have had a wonderful time following the lives of the Gallagher family and friends. It’s been a pleasure!” Shameless is currently inching toward the end of its 10th season — its first without former leading lady Emmy Rossum.
The drama about a dysfunctional family navigating life and love in Chicago’s South Side ranks as Showtime’s highest-rated scripted original. The series, which also explores issues like class and race, also ranks as one of Netflix’s most-watched scripted originals, per Activate Social, behind other acquired series The Office, Friends, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS and Criminal Minds.
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