Showtime Renews Californication, Shameless, and House of Lies

By Tim Surette

Jan 29, 2013

Showtime did some housekeeping today and realized that it hadn't yet renewed its Sunday lineup of Shameless, House of Lies, and Californication, so it got right on that. All three of the shows will be back in 2014, presumably in the nice block they've settled into on Sunday nights.

All three shows are up, ratings-wise, over their previous seasons, says Showtime. Season 3 of Shameless is up 22 percent, the second season of House of Lies is up 10 percent, and the sixth season of Californication is up 21 percent. It can't hurt that Showtime has recently attracted a lot of buzz (and probably subscribers) from the success of Homeland and the steady performance of Dexter.

I can't say I watch any of these shows after they failed to woo me early on and seemed to stay the same with the occasional odd check-in. Of the three, Shameless probably ranks the highest and House of Lies ranks the lowest. Which show is your favorite of the three?

Follow writer Tim Surette on Twitter: @TimAtTVDotCom

  • Comments (41)
Add a Comment
In reply to :
  • cuculhain Feb 01, 2013

    Shameless is so good I was worried it would have been cancelled already. Nice to see it will be around for at least another season. Fiona is a goddess.

  • Sw33tEscape Jan 30, 2013

    1) Shameless
    2) House of Lies
    - watched Season 1 of Californication, couldn't get through season 2

  • sleepy-sonic Jan 30, 2013

    Shameless of course

  • shocker713 Jan 30, 2013

    I like Californication, and it has lasted longer than I ever assumed it would.

  • scholtemarco Jan 30, 2013

    Love Shameless! One of my favorite shows. Glad to see it got renewed.

  • JustinJohnson9 Jan 30, 2013

    Love all three, with Californication being my favorite. Hank Moody is my boy!! Glad they all got renewed.

  • KevinG87 Jan 30, 2013

    I didn't think I'd like Shameless but ended up loving it, one of the few American versions of a British show that didn't suck. I watch House of Lies, but I wouldn't care if it didn't get renewed, it's not that good really.. It'll be ok then it'll be annoying.. I pretty much only watch it for Kristen Bell and Ben Schwartz, but mainly Kristen Bell. like 98% Kristen Bell to 2% Ben Schwartz.

  • Ujpesti Jan 30, 2013

    I love Hank Moody & the Gallaghers, but I still haven't seen Hose of Lies

  • Acrobit Jan 30, 2013

    House of Lies is my favorite, but I enjoy Shameless, even if Frank is the Gilligan that needs to be killed and buried. Californication started out great, but quickly became painful to watch, so I stopped.

  • LucaPennisi Jan 30, 2013

    Shameless, but isn't a big honor since I don't watch House of Lies and I've come to hate Californication after his awesome first season, that promises a lot, but then went downhill after that.

  • See More Comments (26)