Showtime is yet to renew Shameless for season 8

The release date for Shameless season 8 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Shameless season 8 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Showtime is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Production info and plot

Shameless is a highly acclaimed American black comedy / drama television series based on Paul Abbott`s original UK series by the same name. It premiered on Showtime on January 9, 2011 and is currently in its seventh season, which began broadcasting on October 2, 2016. The series is developed by Paul Abbott and based on his preceding eponymous UK series, and produced by Bonanza Productions, John Wells Productions, Warner Bros. Television and Showtime Networks. All seasons contain 12 one-hour episodes each.

The series portrays the life of a seriously dysfunctional family consisting of the deluded alcoholic father Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) and his six children, aged from 4 to 23. The family lives in extreme poverty, as Paul Abbott put it, “it`s not blue collar, it`s no collar”. Most of Shameless` action revolves around the various troubles that the characters get themselves into and try to get out of, the darkly hilarious and very recognizable family dynamics and the numerous cheat-the-system schemes that Frank comes up with.

Viewer reception and renewal

Shameless was renewed for an undoubtedly outrageous seventh season right after the sixth season debut. The seventh season is continuing the very positive trend of the series` run as a whole, garnering strong critical and viewer support. The current cycle premiered to an audience of 1.24 million viewers, and the two subsequent episodes drew 1.11 and 1.44 million fans, respectively. It is no wonder that this awesome series with its great cast, original plot and a touching, relatable quality of the world created by the authors is so popular, with an 8.7/10 IMDb score and 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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