Shameless is already renewed for Season 9, but is the end nigh?
Speaking to EW, EP Nancy Pimental admitted that while certain story ideas for the eventual series finale are known, she believes the endgame is “definitely” a few years off:
I don’t know if we have an end game as far as, “Okay, we’re only going to do this amount of episodes or this amount of seasons.” We have end game ideas, like a couple little things, for once we know it’s the official end. We’re a bit more fly by the seat of our pants in letting the stories and characters kind of inform us of where they want to go. But we have a thought or two of where we want to go and who we feel like will have some sense of success and some sense of who will stay where they are.
[Shameless] definitely [has a few left in it]. If Showtime is still as happy as they seem to continue to be, then yeah, I’m happy to keep going.
Shameless Season 9 premieres fall 2018.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of Shameless Season 10 and potentially beyond…