HIT SHOWTIME COMEDY SERIES "SHAMELESS" GETS SIXTH SEASON PICK-UP
Network Orders 12 New Episodes
To Premiere In 2016
LOS ANGELES, CA - (January 12, 2015) - Hot off its season five premiere this past Sunday, SHOWTIME has ordered a sixth season of SHAMELESS, it was announced today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. SHAMELESS, the network's highest-rated comedy series received a 12-episode order, with production on season six starting later this year.
"The viewer loyalty and critical acclaim over the last five seasons has made Shameless one of our signature series," said Nevins. "This incredible collection of writers and actors have created a show truly unique in the television landscape."
The fifth season of SHAMELESS stars Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy(R) winner William H. Macy as pickled patriarch Frank Gallagher and Golden Globe(R) nominee Emmy Rossum as daughter Fiona. Recently garnering three Emmy(R) Award nominations in the 'Comedy' category, as well Golden Globe and SAG noms for Macy, SHAMELESS season 5 finds the Gallaghers dealing with the upsides and downsides of personal growth and urban renewal. As their neighborhood begins a move towards gentrifying, the Gallagher clan tries to reconcile their chaotic past in the hopes of building a better future. Dermot Mulroney, Steve Kazee and Sasha Alexander guest star. The series stars Macy and Rossum, along with Ethan Cutkosky, Emily Bergl, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Jeremy Allen White, Noel Fisher and special guest star Joan Cusack. Based on the long-running hit U.K. series, SHAMELESS is executive-produced by Emmy Award winning television and film producer John Wells, Andrew Stearn, Christopher Chulack, Davey Holmes and Nancy Pimental. Wells developed the series for American television. Paul Abbott serves as executive consultant. SHAMELESS is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television.
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