Showtime Renews House of Lies and Shameless

Showtime has picked up brand new seasons of its critically-acclaimed hit drama “Shameless” and comedy series “House of Lies,” giving a 12-episode order for each. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., who has renewed the network’s full winter Sunday night line-up. As previously announced, “Episodes” was also renewed for a fourth season.

“Shameless” stars Academy Award nominee William H. Macy and Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum, along with Ethan Cutkosky, Emma Greenwell, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Jeremy Allen White, Noel Fisher, Jake McDorman, and special guest star Joan Cusack. Based on the long-running hit U.K. series, “Shameless” is executive produced by Emm® Award-winning television and film producer John Wells, Andrew Stearn, Mark Mylod and Nancy Pimental. Wells developed the series for American television. Paul Abbott serves as executive consultant.

“House of Lies” stars Don Cheadle in his twice Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning role as elite consultant Marty Kaan, a man with a single-minded pursuit: power. This quest is eternally complicated at work by his relationships with his “Pod” of co-workers: sexy, whip-smart co-conspirator Jeannie (Kristen Bell) and underlings Clyde (Ben Schwartz) and Doug (Josh Lawson). At home, he’s forced to juggle unwanted advice from his psychoanalyst father Jeremiah (Emmy winner Glynn Turman), and drama from his demented ex-wife Monica (Dawn Olivieri), all while being a loving father to his gender-fluid teenage son Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.). Season three guest stars include Grammy Award winner T.I. (American Gangster, Identity Thief), Mekhi Phifer (Lie to Me, “ER”), Eliza Coupe (“Happy Endings,” “Scrubs”) and Daniel Stern (Home Alone, “The Wonder Years”).

Production for the new seasons of all three series will kick-off in Los Angeles later this year. “Shameless,” “House of Lies” and “Episodes” currently air on Sunday nights starting at 9 p.m.

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