Though Shameless has been on the air for a decade and there have been some cast departures, there’s been no talk of ending the Showtime series. Could that change this time around? Will Shameless be cancelled or renewed for season 11? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A dark family dramedy, Shameless stars William H. Macy, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Christian Isaiah, Noel Fisher, and Kate Miner with Jess Gabor, Amirah Johnson, Juliette Angelo, Abby Ross, and Nicole Munoz in recurring roles. The show follows alcoholic father Frank Gallagher (Macy) and his resilient, self-reliant kids who scramble to survive. The 10th season picks up six months after last season’s finale with Frank using his leg injury to collect as many prescription drugs as possible. Debbie (Kenney) steps in as the new Gallagher matriarch. Lip (White) navigates his relationship with a newly affectionate Tami (Miner). Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) has to decide what to do with his life. Liam (Isaiah) is committed to learning more about black history and culture under the tutelage of V (Hampton) as Kev (Howey) faces an identity crisis. Ian (Monaghan) and Mickey (Fisher) rekindle their romance in prison as both cellmates and lovers.
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For comparisons: Season nine of Shameless on Showtime averaged a 0.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.04 million viewers.
Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays.
What do you think? Do you like the Shameless TV series on Showtime? Should it be cancelled or renewed for an 11th season?
*1/13/20 update: Showtime has renewed Shameless for an 11th and final season.