On the heels of Sunday's eighth season premiere, which delivered 50
percent year-over-year growth, SHOWTIME has given a ninth season order
to Shameless. One of the network's longest-running and most successful series ever, Shameless ranks as the network's No. 1 comedy and attracts the youngest-skewing audience of any SHOWTIME series. Shameless
had its biggest season yet last fall with 6.5 million viewers tuning in
each week. The series returned this past Sunday with its highest-rated
premiere since its third season and up 50 percent versus the season
seven premiere. Production on season nine of Shameless will begin in 2018. Shameless stars Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) and SAG Award(R) winner William H. Macy and Golden Globe(R) nominee Emmy Rossum.