Shameless Season 78?!
The Showtime comedy will (theoretically) survive “another 60 or 70 years,” according to EP John Wells, who tells EW there’s enough story to keep the show going “forever”:
“As compared to what we did when we were doing China Beach, where their deployment ends and people go home, this show, on the other hand, these fictional characters’ lives will continue for another 60, 70 years. We can write it forever, because things are going to keep happening to them.
As for possible endings, Wells muses:
“I suspect on this show, we’re much more likely to just walk away on a Tuesday and let the audience feel like the Gallaghers are out there and doing okay, rather than some calamitous event — the hospital’s closing! The war is over! The president is leaving office! This is really just a story about a family’s life, and going through whatever struggles they’re going through.”
More than likely, we’ll probably just drop out of it at some point, likely when some of the cast members decide they don’t want to continue anymore. That’ll probably be the end of the show more than anything else.”
Realistically speaking, star William H. Macy believes Shameless will end with Season 9 or 10:
“When we finished season 7, that was supposed to be the end of it, and I started to entertain the notion of life after Shameless for me. I gave some thought to it — a little bit — about how we would end. I think that’s not upon us. Not yet. I think we’ll do another season, perhaps two more.”
Shameless wont escape the cancellation reaper for another 60/70 years, but Season 9 is attainable.
How many seasons do you think Shameless should run?
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of Shameless Season 9 and potentially beyond…