Fans have wondered when the popular show would end. It won’t be anytime soon because Showtime just renewed Shameless for a ninth season.
Season 8 of Showtime’s highest ranked and most watched series kicked off this past Sunday to 1.86 million viewers.
“As challenging as it can be for any show simply to maintain viewers in the current TV landscape, Shameless is adding them in droves,” Showtime Networks president and CEO David 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.”
Shameless was created by Paul Abbott, and produced by Bonanza Productions in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros Television. Deadline tells us Wells developed the U.S. series from the UK original; he show-runs and executive produces with Nancy M. Pimental and Sheila Callaghan.
“We are so grateful to Showtime for giving us the opportunity to continue making Shameless,” showrunner and executive producer John Wells said. “It’s a labor of love (and a blast) for all of us.”
Production for season 9 begins in 2019 with the whole cast set to return.
Shameless airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on Showtime