Shameless, Ray Donovan, Kidding Get Fall Premiere Dates at Showtime

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Have you been wondering when your favorite Showtime series are returning to the air? 

We have some news!

Showtime revealed Friday at the Television Critics' Association summer press tour that Shameless Season 10 will premiere Sunday, November 3 at 9/8c, Kidding Season 2 will launch the same night, airing two episodes a week at 10/9c. 

Ian's Plight - Shameless Season 8 Episode 12

Ray Donovan will join in the fun two weeks later with its seventh season landing a November 17 premiere date. 

More surprising, the dark drama series will be airing at the earlier time of 8/7c. 

Debbie's Dilemma - Shameless Season 9 Episode 14

Yes, really. But Showtime is a premium cabler, so it can effectively schedule shows however it pleases. 

As for what's about to go down on these series, Shameless Season 10 will pick up following Fiona's exit and will be the first season without Emmy Rossum. 

Related: Shameless: Emmy Rossum Departs

Filling the void are returning series regulars Cameron Monaghan, and Noel Fisher.  

The new episodes pick up six months later as “Frank uses his leg injury to collect as many prescription drugs as possible and his exploits lead him to an old friend,” according to the Showtime synopsis.

Frank Returns Home - Shameless Season 9 Episode 13

“Debbie, emboldened by the $50,000 left to her by Fiona, has stepped in as the new matriarch, ruling over the Gallagher household with an iron fist."

"Lip navigates his relationship with a newly affectionate Tami.”

Meanwhile, Ian and Mickey “rekindle their romance in prison as both cellmates and lovers.”

Related: Ray Donovan Renewed for Season 7

“Carl has to decide what to do with his life as he finishes military school and heads back to the South side,” while Liam “is committed to learning more about black history and culture under the tutelage of V as Kev faces an identity crisis.”

Debating What to Do - Shameless Season 9 Episode 12

Sounds like an interesting turn of events. Many thought Ian and Mickey would be getting out of jail, but it sounds more like there will be a major storyline set in the prison. 

As for Ray Donovan, it picks up with Ray “working to be the man his family needs him to be," per the logline.

"While he makes progress with Dr. Amiot (returning guest star Alan Alda), there are dangers from the past that require the Ray Donovan of old."

"Between NYC mayor Ed Feratti, an unrelenting NYPD officer hunting for the truth and clients old and new, Ray struggles to find the balance between fixing for clients and fixing himself."

Ray Donovan in a Suit Season 5 Episode 12

"And when Feratti’s corruption brings a piece of Mickey’s past back to New York, Ray is forced to seek answers to long-buried questions.”

"This season picks up moments after season one’s cliffhanger, and with his beloved Mr. Pickles’ Puppet Time off the air for the first time in 30 years, Jeff Pickles must find a way to communicate with his many fans who still need him," reads the logline.

"Jeff creates a new and controversial method to talk directly to children across the world only to become the target of animosity for the first time in his career."

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"As Jeff navigates the most complicated moral gray areas of his life, he discovers a new side of himself in a season full of music, magic, puppets and pathos."

What are your thoughts on these premiere dates?

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Shameless Quotes

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


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.