In the wake of Sunday’s eighth season premiere, Showtime has renewed its hit series “Shameless” for a ninth season which will begin production next year. The premiere saw a 50% year-over-year growth for the series.
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. Last season saw 6.5 million viewers tuning in each week
David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime said in a statement: “As challenging as it can be for any show simply to maintain 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.””