Much to fans’ liking, the Gallagher family is sticking around for another season!
Just days after the show’s 8th season premiere, Showtime president and CEO David Nevin officially confirmed on Wednesday that the network has renewed Shameless for a 9th season.
This decision seems more than common sense as the show’s season 8 premiere was its highest-rated debut for the dysfunctional Gallaghers since the season 3 opener.
“We are so grateful to Showtime for giving us the opportunity to continue making Shameless,” said series executive producer and show-runner John Wells in a statement. “It’s a labor of love (and a blast) for all of us.”
Nevin added that while the network recognized the difficulties in retaining viewers in the current TV landscape, “Shameless is adding them in droves. But it’s no mystery why. The series’ reputation for rich and resonant characters and for deep and deeply twisted comedy has drawn not only faithful longtime viewers, but a steadily growing audience. And creatively, the season that kicked off this past Sunday is stronger than ever.”
Production on season 9 is scheduled to commence in 2018, however, there has been no word yet on whether the 9th season will be the show’s final installment.