The veteran drama will return next year.
December 19, 2016
It's official: Shameless has been renewed for an eighth season on Showtime. Word of the pickup unofficially leaked last week when show star Emmy Rossum closed a deal to return to the show, and today the cable network has confirmed the news.
The acclaimed drama aired its Season 7 finale last night, capping another successful 12-episode run that ranks has its top-rated season to-date. Currently Showtime's longest-running series, Shameless continues to be creatively strong and draw solid, consistent viewership. It's average of 5.8 million weekly viewers puts is just behind Homeland has the network's most-watched series overall.
Production on Season 8 of Shameless will begin in the spring with another 12 episodes that should return either later in 2017 or very early in 2018.
04/28/17 at 11:47am
Hands down, one of the best shows ever on TV or cable. Talented cast, excellence storylines, clever dialogue. William Macy's character, Frank Gallagher is the most convincing derelict drunk I have ever seen, either on TV or in any movie.
04/11/17 at 11:19pm
I just hope that the writers bring back Jimmy/Steve for all the upcoming seasons. Jimmy/Steve's chemistry with Fiona is something else.
02/08/17 at 11:45pm
This was probably the best season of shameless yet. The fact that they showed fiona hiding the drugs in monica's casket was pretty telling though I foresee that being a major plot point in season 8. I was reading on the shameless wiki http://bitty.pw/thVOr about how Joan Cusack who plays Sheila Jackson on the show co-write the season finale and came up with that ending. Be interesting to see what they have planned out for season
12/20/16 at 04:29pm
Ok Colette. I believe you. I was just thrown by the "stupid people" portion of your comment.
12/20/16 at 02:53pm
Very happy this got the S8 renewal. I hadn't kept up with the ratings this Season after they started slipping in S6. I think the Netflix revenue and buzz helped it out a lot as well since all 6 Season's are now available on Netflix.
12/20/16 at 02:38pm
UM Ragnorok I don't spread hate! I merely tell them its a great tv show!!!!
12/20/16 at 04:22am
I love this show and look forward to it going to at least season 10. I don't think people who haven't heard of it are stupid though. Not everyone has Showtime. Spread the word that this awesome show exists, don't spread hate just because someone who doesn't currently subscribe to this paid channel has yet to hear of it.
12/19/16 at 06:59pm
Colette if I saw that shirt i'd give thumbs up :) Love this show!
12/19/16 at 04:35pm
Best damn show on TV.
12/19/16 at 02:59pm
Fantastic news. Best show on tv! Im still amazed that so many people havent heard of it. I wear my Shameless t shirt to the gym and people look and read and say "whats that?"!! stupid people your missing out on the best show on tv!
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