Showtime Renews Californication, Shameless, and House of Lies

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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?

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