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Shameless US Has Been Renewed For An 11th And Final Season

Shameless US Has Been Renewed For An 11th And Final Season

The US version of Shameless has been renewed for its 11th and final season.

The American take on the British sitcom has been a massive success since it first aired in 2011, but it will end later this year, with the finale hitting screens this summer.

The news was confirmed by the president of Entertainment at Showtime Networks Gary Levine.

Speaking at the Winter TCA Press Tour, Levine said: "Airing this summer, it will be one last hurrah for the Gallaghers and their unique blend of love and lechery.

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"John Wells and his gifted cast promise to take Shameless out [with] a bang, and knowing Gallaghers as we all do, that is no idle threat."

Talks have been ongoing for several months about renewing the US version for another season. The 10th season is currently drawing to a close, with the final episode set to air on 26 January.

Levine announced that the next season would be the show's last. Credit: PA
Levine announced that the next season would be the show's last. Credit: PA

Levine said that though he is sad to see the series come to an end, he is proud of what it has achieved.

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He added: "The characters of Shameless have brought Showtime viewers more laughs and tears and pure enjoyment than any program in our history.

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"While we are sad to bid the Gallaghers farewell, we couldn't be more confident in the ability of showrunner John Wells, his writing team and this great cast to bring our series to its appropriately 'Shameless' conclusion."

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Executive producer John Wells thanked Levine for the opportunity to bring the Gallaghers' story to the US and said he has loved telling it.

He said: "I'm unbelievably thankful for all of the years of support from Gary Levine and everyone at Showtime that's allowed us to make Shameless.

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The show is a remake of the UK version, which ended in 2013. Credit: Showtime
The show is a remake of the UK version, which ended in 2013. Credit: Showtime

"It's been a fantastic experience and all of us in the cast and crew have had a wonderful time following the lives of the Gallagher family and friends. It's been a pleasure!"

The show is a remake of the UK series which was created by writer Paul Abbott and also ran for 11 series, before it ended in 2013.

But rather than David Threlfall's loutish Manc dad Frank Gallagher, the US version sees William H. Macy take on the mantle as the head of a Chicago family.

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Speaking to Parade about the role last year, Macy said: "At its core, it's about family values, but their values are consistent with people who are a paycheck or two away from homelessness: You don't rat out your friends, you don't talk to the cops, you get each other's back. If you pick on one Gallagher, you've picked on all the Gallaghers."

Shameless season 10 continues on Showtime each Sunday until 26 January.

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