Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Showtime Renews 'Shameless' & 'House of Lies'

Showtime has renewed the network's full winter Sunday night line-up - by ordering 12 more episodes of the hit drama Shameless and comedy House of Lies. They join the previously renewed Episodes. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime.

Production for the new seasons of all three series will begin in Los Angeles later this year.

Shameless continues to grow in its fourth season, currently pacing as its highest-rated season yet. Shameless is averaging 5.5 million weekly viewers across all platforms, up eight percent versus its prior season, and remains one of the top two rated series on premium this winter.

House of Lies is averaging three million viewers per week across all platforms, on par with its second season. The series drew its highest-rated telecast so far this season last week and outperformed all premium competitors in the time period.

Shameless stars William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Ethan Cutkosky, Emma Greenwell, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Jeremy Allen White, Noel Fisher, Jake McDorman and Joan Cusack. The drama is executive produced by John Wells, Andrew Stearn, Mark Mylod and Nancy Pimental. Paul Abbott serves as executive consultant.

House of Lies stars Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Glynn Turman, Dawn Olivieri and Donis Leonard Jr.