Showtime Renews Shameless and House of Lies
Showtime's dysfunctional family drama Shameless is in the middle of one of its best seasons yet, with Sunday's "Iron City"—in which Fiona spent some painful time in county jail—coming in as one of the series' best episodes to date. Perhaps as a reward for Fiona and the rest of the family's really good bad behavior, the network has renewed Shameless for Season 5, which will run for 12 episodes and debut in 2015. But the Gallaghers aren't the only ones who received good news today: Shameless's Sunday-night dark comedy companion House of Lies has also been renewed, for Season 4. Both shows air alongside the Matt LeBlanc-starring Episodes, which was renewed for Season 4 back in December.
Despite boasting several critically praised performances, especially by Emmy Rossum (who plays Fiona, the eldest Gallagher daughter), Shameless has yet to really receive earn the kind of ratings (or awards show love) it deserves, but the numbers have slowly been rising in Season 4. Shameless is currently averaging 5.5 million viewers across all viewing platforms, which is an 8 percent increase over Season 3. House of Lies, which stars Kristen Bell and Don Cheadle as management consultants who will say whatever they have to say to swindle their clients out of fat stacks of cash, is holding steady at 3 million viewers a week.
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