Gone are the days of getting two Shameless seasons a year, but the near-miss of Season 8 will more than make up for it. Check out the first trailer for Season 8, as Frank finds religion in the wake of [SPOILER]‘s death, and Fiona takes on a malignant new gig.
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.
Hooray for negotiation through the media! Shameless star Emmy Rossum rightfully made headlines last week with word of a salary lower than supporting co-star William H. Macy, negotiations of which had held up an eighth season. Now, Rossum appears to have earned her raise, promising to return for Shameless Season 8 production in 2017.
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.