A series that has been a fixture of its network’s programming lineup will return for a ninth season, after Showtime announced a renewal Wednesday for “Shameless.”
The announcement follows Sunday’s eighth season premiere, which Showtime says delivered 50 percent year-over-year growth. Making the announcement today was David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.
“As challenging as it can be for any show simply to maintain viewers in the current TV landscape, ‘Shameless’ is adding them in droves,” Nevins said. “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.”
Please click here to watch the season eight trailer and see additional details in Wednesday’s announcement.