SHAMELESS Renewed for Season Eight
December 22, 2016 by Mike McNamara
Showtime has made it official, announcing an eighth-season renewal for the show on the heels of its seventh-season finale. Production on the 12-episode Season 8 will begin in 2017. While most of the series films on the west coast, a portion of the season is typically filmed in Chicago.
The series starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum has been called Showtime’s unsung hero. The longest-running series on the network, SHAMELESS is getting stronger with each season, averaging 5.8 million viewers per week, neck and neck with Homeland (5.9 million) as Showtime’s most watched series.
SHAMELESS was created by Paul Abbott and developed for U.S. television by John Wells, is executive produced Wells, Nancy M. Pimental, Christopher Chulack, Krista Vernoff, Etan Frankel and Sheila Callaghan.
As season seven of Shameless came to an end, the Gallaghers dealt with the loss of one of their own, and grappled with mixed feelings about their grief. Fiona (Rossum) had to once again care for Frank (Macy) in his time of need, while Frank had a new scheme in mind. Catch up on Season Seven now online by clicking here.
As Season Eight heads into production, I'll keep you posted!
Mike McNamara is the Co-Founder of The Midwest Independent Film Festival, www.midwestfilm.org. Mike pays his rent as an actor in Chicago in theatre, commercials, television and film. More from Mac at www.findmac.com.