No shame in 11 seasons as Showtime announced it was renewing Shameless for an eleventh and final season.
Season 10 will wrap up on January 26 with the final season expected to air this summer.
The announcement came at the Winter TCA Press tour from President of Entertainment at Showtime Gary Levine. He had the following to say:
“Airing this summer, it will be one last hurrah for the Gallaghers and their unique blend of love and lechery. John Wells and his gifted cast promise to take Shameless out for a bang, and knowing Gallaghers we all as we all do, that is no idle threat. The characters of Shameless have brought Showtime viewers more laughs and tears and pure enjoyment than any program in our history. While we are sad to bid the Gallaghers farewell, we couldn’t be more confident in the ability of showrunner John Wells, his writing team and this great cast to bring our series to its appropriately ‘Shameless’ conclusion.”
Showrunner John Wells provided the following comments on the bittersweet news:
“I’m unbelievably thankful for all of the years of support from Gary Levine and everyone at Showtime that’s allowed us to make Shameless. It’s been a fantastic experience and all of us in the cast and crew have had a wonderful time following the lives of the Gallagher family and friends. It’s been a pleasure!”