‘Shameless’ Receives Season 9 Renewal

The dysfunctional Gallagher family isn’t going anywhere. Just three days after Shameless aired its Season 8 premiere, Showtime has renewed the dramedy for a ninth season.

“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., said 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.”

Shameless is a remake of the British series of the same name. It stars William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Cameron Monaghan, Justin Chatwin and Steve Howey.

“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,” said showrunner John Wells.

Shameless airs Sundays on Showtime. Are you still watching the show? Happy that it’s staying put? Weigh in below.