Shameless Renewed for Season 9 at Showtime!!!

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The Gallaghers are not going anywhere. 

Showtime today confirmed it has renewed Shameless for another season just days after Shameless Season 8 kicked off. 

Swearing Off - Shameless

The news comes as no surprise when you consider the fact that it launched with its highest-rated premiere since 2013. 

“As challenging as it can be for any show simply to maintain viewers in the current TV landscape, Shameless is adding them in droves,” David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc., confirmed in a statement.

“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.”

Debbie is Back - Shameless Season 8 Episode 1

Adds showrunner John Wells, “We are so grateful to Showtime for giving us the opportunity to continue making Shameless. It’s a labor of love (and a blast) for all of us.”

While most series on Showtime have been trending downwards, Shameless has remained as a venerable hit and continues to garner critical acclaim. 

in Shameless Season 8, the Gallaghers are trying to be the best possible versions of themselves. Emmy Rossum's Fiona is the landlady of an apartment block in an up and coming part of the Southside, while still pulling double duty at Patsy's Diner. 

Jessica Szohr as Nessa - Shameless Season 8 Episode 1

William H. Macy's Frank has turned to Buddhism to help say goodbye to his ex-wife Monica, whom he believes is the one responsible for his alcohol and drug-fueled binges. 

Lip is trying to stay off the alcohol and drugs, and has a solid support system, Ian is still an EMT, but he's trying to win his scorned ex-boyfriend, Elliot back. 

Debbie is training to become a welder, Carl is trying to stay in shape for the military and young Liam is enrolled in a prestigious private school. 

Getting Reinstated - Shameless

It all sounds too perfect, right? With this family, it will only be a matter of time before it all comes crashing down and they come together as a family unit to get through it. 

Shameless is a remake of the British series of the same name. That series lasted 11 seasons. At the rate Shameless is going, it could easily surpass that. 

Over to you, Shameless Fanatics! What do you think of this exciting renewal news?

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Remember you can watch Shameless online right here via TV Fanatic. Get caught up on all the laughs right now!

Shameless continues Sundays on Showtime!

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Shameless Quotes

OB? I need to make an appointment with a vet, I'm having a damn litter!

Veronica

I'm not gonna ask your forgiveness because you bunch didn't do s--- for me, so let's just call it a draw. I know some of ya think ya hate my guts, and truth be told I never liked any of you much either. But we're all Gallaghers. My only advice is to stop worrying so damn much. You're supposed to ask people on their death bed if they wish they'd worked more or spent more time with their family. [Laughs] Me, hell, I wish I'd partied more. Nobody ever said our neighborhood was the Garden of Eden but it's been a good home to us, to me, and you kids. I'm proud of all of you, because every single one of you reminds me a little bit of me, Lip, you're smart as a whip, you just can't seem to get out of your own way. You'll figure it out. Ian, industrious, incredible work ethic, not a clue where you got that from — got the mental illness from your mother. The only way I can understand how you ended up marrying a Milkovich. Carl, I never could figure you out. Can't believe you betrayed the family and became a cop. I'm hoping you're already on the take. Debbie, you remind me of your mother, and not in a good way. Good luck in life, you're gonna need it. Liam, you're the apple of my eye, you handsome devil. Everybody says you look just like me. Oh, Kev, Veronica, you're overrated as friends, always sticking your noses in my family's business where they don't belong. You're moving, I say good riddance. And me, Frank Gallagher, father, teacher, mentor, captain of our little ship. People say you can't drink your troubles away, I say you're just not drinking enough. I guess that's it. Not much left to say really. Except, time's precious, don't f---ing waste it. Have a good time. I sure as hell did.

Frank