The Shameless Season 7 finale could easily have served as the Showtime drama’s swan song, though recent reports of star Emmy Rossum pushing for pay equality in Season 8 tipped a hand that renewal was at least the cards. Now, just hours after airing said finale, Showtime formally confirms that Shameless will be back for Season 8.
William H. Macy
It was late last week that word broke of Shameless star Emmy Rossum calling for higher pay than that of co-star William H. Macy, potentially holding up an eighth season renewal. Now, Macy himself weighs in on the conflict, claiming it’s “about f—ing time” Rossum’s salary matched his own, even if he is better looking.
Any Shameless viewer could tell you the series belongs to Emmy Rossum’s Fiona far more than William H. Macy’s Frank, and Season 8 is either going to reflect that, or hit the bricks. Reports indicate that Rossum is pressing for a salary equal to or beyond that of Macy, giving Showtime pause on a Season 8 renewal.
You didn’t have to wait until 2017 for a new season of Shameless, so why wait until October? Over a week from their official premiere, the Gallaghers are back as Showtime places the full Shameless Season 7 premiere online early.
The Showtime shuffle of moving Homeland to January 2017 gave Shameless a chance to return early, and only months from the Season 6 finale, our first Season 7 trailer is here. The Gallaghers are picking up the pieces of Fiona’s non-wedding in our first look, complete with a brand-new poster.
Just when you thought a huge leap forward for Homeland could be the biggest Showtime news of the day, in swoops the cable network with not one, but three future premieres. Not only will Shameless air two seasons in one year for the first time, but Masters of Sex and The Affair have their fall 2016 dates as well.
The 2016 TV season has officially begun, and Showtime is already getting a jump on the other networks with Shameless and new financial drama Billions. The full premieres for both have been made available on multiple platforms, if you’re into that whole free premium TV thing.
Is Debs really pregnant? Will Lip stop sleeping with his teacher, or just become one himself? How might Frank cheat the government this year, and who’s complicating Fiona’s love life now? All these answers and more (maybe), with the full trailer for Showtime’s Shameless Season 6.
Just the other day, Showtime’s Shameless gave us our first taste of Season 6 with a plethora of debaucherous teasers, and now the Gallagher family is apt to burn things down even faster. The official premiere has been moved up, while Shameless Season 6 celebrates with its first trailer and poster.
We’ve had an eventful year, TV-wise, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead to 2016. To wit, the Gallagher family is already back, and more crass than ever, as Showtime previews the premiere of Shameless Season 6 with a host of new promos.