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Showtime Slates Return Date for Three Popular Series THR

Showtime has announced when three of its popular original series will premiere their new seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series are "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Californication." All three will begin airing new episodes on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, the story reports -- "Shameless" at 9 p.m. ET, "House of Lies" at 10 p.m. and "Californication" at 10:30 p.m. ET.

The new season will be the third for “Shameless,” the second for “House of Lies” and the sixth for “Californication.”

The pay-cable channel released the following synopses for each of the shows in connection with the announcement of the premiere date:

"Shameless"

Jimmy (Justin Chatwin) has moved into the Gallagher home, and Fiona (Emmy Rossum) soon realizes that a GED will only get her so far and that a long-term relationship with Jimmy isn’t as fulfilling as she expected. Meanwhile, Frank (William H. Macy) reappears south of the border with no idea as to how he got there.

"House of Lies"

Marty (Don Cheadle) is the big-money earner at Galweather Stearn, who commands a hot, young team known as The Pod: Jeannie (Kristen Bell), Clyde (Ben Schwartz) and Doug (Josh Lawson). Marty and The Pod's work life revolves around first-class travel, top-shelf liquor and anything they can charge the client on a black Am Ex. Marty is the ultimate power player and under his direction, this ruthless, pull-no-punches team is here to beat the corporate suckers at their own game -- and they’re loving every minute of it. This season, The Pod -- especially Marty and Jeannie -- must deal with the fallout from the big merger showdown. Meanwhile, Marty is thrown by the arrival of a new “frenemy” at work and by Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.), who decides to move in with his lunatic mother, Monica (Dawn Olivieri).

"Californication"

Hank Moody (David Duchovny) continually struggles to be a good father to his college-aged daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin), while still carrying a torch for her mother, and his ex-girlfriend, Karen (Natascha McElhone). Rocker Atticus Fetch enlists the ever-cynical Hank to collaborate on the project (Broadway production of Hank’s hit novel), which he calls “a rock opera about love conquering all.”