Showtime made a sad announcement on Monday for fans of it’s hit show “Shameless”: Season 11, which is set to air this summer, will be its last. The network made the announcement with a tweet, writing, “Last call. #Shameless 11. The FINAL season.”
The announcement was made as part of the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
“The characters of Shameless have brought Showtime viewers more laughs and tears and pure enjoyment than any program in our history,” Gary Levine, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks, said in a statement. “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.”
— Shameless on Showtime (@SHO_Shameless) January 13, 2020
“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!” Wells concluded the statement
As PopCulture.com details, the season will once again be without its original star:
Season 11 will be the second time Shameless has to make due without former leading lady Emmy Rossum, who left the series after Season 9 to pursue other work. She is expected to debut in a new show this year titled Angelyne, premiering on the new NBCUniversal streaming app Peacock.
The show will also reportedly keep its star William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, in spite of his real-life legal drama. Macy’s wife Felicity Huffman served time in prison last year over the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal known as “operation varsity blues.”
Other returning cast members include: Jeremy Allen White (Lip), Kate Miner (Tami), Cameron Monaghan (Ian), Noel Fisher (Mickey), Emma Kenney (Debbie), Ethan Cutkosky (Carl), Christian Isaiah (Liam), Shanola Hampton (V) and Steve Howey (Kev).