TV viewers have been following the adventures of Chicago’s Gallagher family since 2011, and that journey will soon be coming to an end.
During Monday morning’s Showtime executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles, network president Gary Levine announced that “Shameless” will be wrapping it up after an 11th and final season.
“The characters of ‘Shameless’ have brought Showtime viewers more laughs and tears and pure enjoyment than any program in our history,” said Levine. “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.”
“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’,” added series exec producer John Wells. “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!”
No word yet on a premiere date for the 11th and final season of “Shameless”.
Following the announcement, several of the series’ stars took to social media to share their reactions about their shared “Shameless” journey coming to an end.