“Shameless” only just aired the series’ season six premiere this past Sunday but Showtime is wasting no time ensuring fans that more episodes are coming next year.
According to Showtime’s announcement, the season six premiere of “Shameless” delivered the series’ biggest premiere performance ever across platforms, and that was enough to have SHOWTIME ordered a seventh season of the popular comedy-drama.
The news was announced today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. SHAMELESS, the network’s highest-rated comedy series received a 12-episode order, with production on season seven starting later this year.
“Shameless has clearly resonated with audiences as evidenced by their steady growth on Sunday nights over the past 6 years,” said Levine. “We are extremely pleased with the creative work being done by John Wells, Nancy Pimental and the entire cast, producers and writers – and we so appreciate Shameless’ clear and distinctive voice.”
Season six picks up shortly after last year’s finale, leaving the Gallaghers to prepare for yet another long Chicago winter. This season will see more than just the arctic Lake Michigan winds whipping through the South Side. Change is hard and the Gallaghers are as surprised as anyone at how life is turning out for them. But the question remains, as they come into their own and find out who they are, is it really possible that the Gallaghers could grow apart for good? The series stars William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, along with Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, and Cameron Monaghan. Based on the long-running hit U.K. series, SHAMELESS is executive produced by Emmy Award winning television and film producer John Wells, Andrew Stearn, Christopher Chulack, Nancy M. Pimental, Davey Holmes, and Krista Vernoff. Wells developed the series for American television. Paul Abbott serves as executive consultant. SHAMELESS is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
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