Showtime Renews Shameless, Californication, House of Lies

Today's a good day to be a show on Showtime, as the cable network has handed out renewals for three series, and Californication, Shameless, and House of Lies are all doing the happy dance as a result. The news finalizes the fates of Showtime's current slate of scripted series.

Details of the renewals (episode counts, premiere dates, etc.) haven't been announced, but Californication will return for Season 6, Shameless will enjoy a third season, and new comedy House of Lies will survive to see Season 2. All three series are currently airing on Sunday nights.

House of Lies has gotten off to a good start and has seen its audience increase since its debut. Showtime recently touted its performance head-to-head with the (sort-of) premiere of HBO's Luck, as the comedy beat the new horse-racing drama in total viewers.

Showtime's faith in Californication is admirable. The show hasn't pulled in more than one million viewers since the Season 4 premiere, though Season 5 is outperforming Season 4. Shameless has seen series highs in its second season on the air.

Which renewal are you most excited about?

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