Capping off an 11-season run, Showtime’s dramedy series Shameless will air its final episodes this summer.
According to Deadline, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks Gary Levine made the renewal announcement at the Winter TCA Press Tour.
“Airing this summer, it will be one last hurrah for the Gallaghers and their unique blend of love and lechery,” Levine said. “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 story of “an Irish American family dealing with their alcoholic father (IMDb),” Shameless stars William H. Macy as the patriarch of the Gallagher family. Ranking as Showtime’s top series, the show will end its current 12-episode season on January 26.
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“The characters of Shameless have brought Showtime viewers more laughs and tears and pure enjoyment than any program in our history,” added Levine. “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.”
“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,” said Executive Producer John Wells. “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!”
According to Essanay Studios, the Shameless production team visits Chicago to film exteriors multiple times per year using vehicles rented from the company’s fleet.