Shameless Season 8 is facing the possibility of cancellation or a future without star Emmy Rossum, due to a pay standoff, per THR:
Shameless actress Emmy Rossum is locked in a pay standoff that is holding up a possible eighth season of the popular Showtime dramedy.
Rossum, 30, who stars as the young Gallagher family matriarch Fiona on the hit series, not only is seeking salary parity with co-star William H. Macy, multiple sources tell The Hollywood Reporter she is taking the position she should be paid more per-episode than Macy makes after years of earning much less than her Emmy-nominated co-star.
Sources say if Rossum closes her deal, producer WBTV then will renegotiate with the remainder of the cast, including Jeremy Allen White (Lip), Cameron Monaghan (Ian) and Steve Howey (Kevin). If she can’t close a deal, Showtime could choose to renew the show without her or cancel it.
Will Shameless Season 8 fall through the cancellation trapdoor? Will the series be renewed with (or without) Emmy Rossum? Stay tuned for the very latest updates on the cancel/renew status of Shameless Season 8…