Showtime at TCA: Shameless Renewed, The L Word Revived & More!

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It was Showtime's turn at the Television Critics Association winter press tour today, and there were renewals, revivals, and delays.

Let's get the big renewal our of the way:

Shameless has been renewed for Season 10, and there's a catch that fans will surely be happy about. 

Cameron Monaghan is returning for the milestone season as Ian Gallagher.

Saving the Family - Shameless Season 9 Episode 8

Yes, really!

Fans were up in arms about the character's departure during Shameless Season 9, but given that he got a somewhat happy ending behind bars, this could mean that things are about to go back downhill for him. 

Time will tell. 

Monaghan joins William H. Macy (aka Frank), Jeremy Allen White (Lip), Ethan Cutkosky (Carl), Emma Kenney (Debbie) and Christian Isaiah (Liam). 

Emmy Rossum will not be part of the new season following her decision to leave, and her final episode is slated to air in the coming weeks. 

“All of us on Shameless are delighted that we get to tell more wonderful Gallagher stories — and thankful to Showtime for their continued support,” executive producer John Wells said in a statement.

“We can’t wait to get back to work with this extraordinary cast.”

The Depths of Despair - Shameless Season 9 Episode 9

An episode order has not been revealed, but it is expected to be another 14-part season that will be split down the middle. 

Meanwhile, the long-gestating revival of The L Word got a formal green light and has scored an eight-episode order. 

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Original series stars Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey will be back in their original roles in the new episodes, which will find the characters co-existing alongside “a new generation of self-possessed LGBTQIA characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in Los Angeles.”

“Marja has brought her unique and contemporary vision to The L Word and blended it beautifully into the fabric of Ilene’s groundbreaking series,” said Gary Levine, president of entertainment at Showtime.

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“This revered show was both entertaining and impactful when it originally ran on Showtime, and we are confident that our new version will do that and more in 2019.”

The other big news involved Homeland which was supposed to return this summer. 

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However, the final season has now been pushed back to the fall. 

“We previously announced a June premiere but because of [international] production demands… we’re moving the final season premiere back to the fall,” Levine told reporters.

Carrie at a Meeting - Homeland Season 6 Episode 12

Okay, TV Fanatics. 

What are your thoughts on this news?

Hit the comments below. 

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Shameless Quotes

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, I certainly hope you're not pooping in there. It's a closet.