Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Showtime Renews 'Shameless' for Season 9

Just a few days after the show returned for Season 8, Showtime has renewed its original dramedy series Shameless for a ninth season. Production on Season 9 will begin in 2018 for a premiere later in the year.

In its eighth season, the series stars William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Kenney, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey and Isidora Goreshter.

John Wells developed the series. He executive produces with Andrew Stearn, Etan Frankel, Krista Vernoff, Davey Holmes, Nancy M. Pimental and Christopher Chulack. Warner Bros. Television and John Wells Productions produce.

"As challenging as it can be for any show simply to maintain viewers in the current TV landscape, Shameless is adding them in droves," said David Nevins, CEO, Showtime. "But it's no mystery why. The series' reputation for rich and resonant characters and for deep - and deeply twisted - comedy has drawn not only faithful longtime viewers, but a steadily growing audience. And creatively, the season that kicked off this past Sunday is stronger than ever."

"We are so grateful to Showtime for giving us the opportunity to continue making Shameless," added Wells. "It's a labor of love (and a blast) for all of us."