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SHAMELESS: Showtime Renews Series For Additional Season

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Shameless Renewed For Eighth Season By Showtime

Showtime says that it has renewed it’s comedic drama series Shameless for an eighth season that will premiere next year.

Only a couple days before, series star Emmy Rossum mentioned that the show had indeed been promised at least one more season, so the network’s statement comes across as more of a confirmation than an announcement. The news will undoubtedly come as a relief to fans of the long-running program, which draws more and more viewers every season and can now expect to get 12 more episodes next year:

Created by Paul Abbott and developed for U.S. television by John Wells, Shameless, starring William H. Macy and Rossum, has been Showtime’s unsung hero. The longest-running series on the network, Shameless is getting stronger as it ages. It’s averaging 5.8 million viewers per week, neck and neck with Homeland (5.9 million) as Showtime’s most watched series.

Production on the 12-episode Season 8 will begin in 2017, per Showtime. (Rossum said last week that they will be back at work in May.)

Season 7 of Shameless, from John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television, was executive produced by John Wells, Nancy M. Pimental, Christopher Chulack, Krista Vernoff, Etan Frankel and Sheila Callaghan.

As season seven of Shameless came to an end, the Gallaghers dealt with the loss of one of their own, and grappled with mixed feelings about their grief.

Leave your thoughts on Showtime announcing that it has renewed its popular series Shameless for an additional season (via Deadline) in the comments section below. Readers seeking more TV show news can visit our TV Show News Google+ Page and our TV Show News Facebook Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook. The eighth season of the show is set to begin airing on Showtime at some point in 2017.

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