Once again, there’s no danger of Showtime cancelling Shameless any time soon. The cable channel has already renewed the dramedy for a seventh season. Did they renew it too soon, without waiting for the new ratings? Stay tuned.
Shameless continues to tell the story of alcoholic father Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) and his six smart and independent kids who are working to survive without him. The rest of the cast includes Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, and Cameron Monaghan.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: The fifth season of Shameless averaged a 0.71 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.58 million viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Shameless TV show? Do you think it should have been renewed for a seventh season or cancelled instead? How long should the series continue?