After a strong season 6 opener, which managed to both please critics and act as the series’ bigger premiere ever, Showtime has gone ahead and renewed Shameless for a 12-episode seventh season.
“Shameless has clearly resonated with audiences as evidenced by their steady growth on Sunday nights over the past 6 years,” said Showtime president of programming Gary Levine.
Given how well the series has been doing for Showtime over the years, news of a seventh season shouldn’t really come as too much of a surprise to fans. Most people can probably agree that there’s still a lot of story to tell in regards to the Gallagher family and the prospect of spending more time with these beloved characters is certainly something that excites us.
In fact, in her review earlier this week, our very own Samantha White concluded the following about the show:
With the premiere of its sixth season, Shameless proves that it still has some fire under its feet and can take its characters in new and interesting directions.
Starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney and Cameron Monaghan, Shameless airs every Sunday night on Showtime at 9pm EST.
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