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Showtime Renews 'Shameless' For A Ninth Season

They're back! Well, they are going to be back.

On the heels of Sunday’s eighth season premiere, which delivered 50 percent year-over-year growth, Showtime has given a ninth season order to Shameless.

The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.

One of the network’s longest-running and most successful series ever, Shameless ranks as the network’s No. 1 comedy and attracts the youngest-skewing audience of any SHOWTIME series.

“As challenging as it can be for any show simply to maintain viewers in the current TV landscape, SHAMELESS is adding them in droves,” Nevins said. “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.”

“We are so grateful to SHOWTIME for giving us the opportunity to continue making SHAMELESS,” said series executive producer and showrunner John Wells. “It’s a labor of love (and a blast) for all of us.”

The series stars Oscar® nominee and Emmy® and SAG Award® winner William H. Macy and Golden Globe® nominee Emmy Rossum.

**Photo courtesy of Brian Bowen Smith/SHOWTIME**

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