President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks Gary Levine made the announcement during Television Critics Association press tour today in Los Angeles. Shameless will return for its 11th — and final — season later this year.
"The characters of Shameless have brought Showtime viewers more laughs and tears and pure enjoyment than any program in our history," said Levine. "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."
Wells added, "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. 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 stars William H. Macy, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Christian Isaiah, Noel Fisher and Kate Miner. Emmy Rossum also appeared in the show as the show's main character for nine seasons before taking her leave in 2018.
See the Showtime announcement below, as well as reactions from the show's Shanola Hampton and Emma Kenney.
One. Last. Hoorah. Shameless season 11: our final season. Thank you @Showtimesho for keeping us employed the last 11 years and letting everyone party with the Gallagher's, too. And thank you guys for sticking with us for so long through all of our ups and downs. So bittersweet! pic.twitter.com/WzTbxanbxM— Emma Kenney 🌹 (@EmmaRoseKenney) January 13, 2020