A Showtime series that has become one of the pay-cable network’s signature shows was picked up for a seventh season. Variety reports that the channel renewed “Shameless,” with the news coming two days after the show’s sixth-season premiere.
Showtime CEO David Nevins announced the pickup today at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. The series, which stars William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, has reportedly been Showtime’s second most popular series, behind only “Homeland.”
Sunday’s season premiere delivered almost 1.5 million viewers while going up against the Golden Globe Awards on NBC, the report notes. In Nielsen L+SD data from last season, the show averaged about 1.6 million during season five.