Showtime Renews Shameless for a Sixth Season

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Shameless renewed

Hot off its season five premiere this past Sunday, Showtime has ordered a sixth season of “Shameless,” it was announced today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. “Shameless,”┬áthe network’s highest-rated comedy series received a 12-episode order, with production on season six starting later this year.

“The viewer loyalty and critical acclaim over the last five seasons has made Shameless one of our signature series,” said Nevins. “This incredible collection of writers and actors have created a show truly unique in the television landscape.”

The fifth season of “Shameless” stars Oscar nominee and Emmy winner William H. Macy as pickled patriarch Frank Gallagher and Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum as daughter Fiona. Season 5 finds the Gallaghers dealing with the upsides and downsides of personal growth and urban renewal. As their neighborhood begins a move towards gentrifying, the Gallagher clan tries to reconcile their chaotic past in the hopes of building a better future.

Dermot Mulroney, Steve Kazee and Sasha Alexander guest star. The series stars Macy and Rossum, along with Ethan Cutkosky, Emily Bergl, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Jeremy Allen White, Noel Fisher and special guest star Joan Cusack.

Based on the long-running hit U.K. series, “Shameless” is executive-produced by Emmy Award winning television and film producer John Wells, Andrew Stearn, Christopher Chulack, Davey Holmes and Nancy Pimental. Wells developed the series for American television. Paul Abbott serves as executive consultant. “Shameless” is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television.