Shameless Season 12: Renewed or Cancelled?
Shameless Season 12: Renewed or Cancelled?

Shameless is a popular American comedy-drama series created by John Wells for Showtime. It is based on the award-winning British television series of the same name created by Paul Abbott. Shameless first aired on Jan 9, 2011, and ran for 11 Seasons making it the longest-running original scripted sitcom ever in the history of Showtime.

The story is set in Canaryville, a neighbourhood of Chicago on the south side. The show revolves around the chaotic and disoriented Gallagher family. William H Macy played the lead Frank Gallagher, a single father of six children who always ends up in a wild disaster after the loss of his beloved wife. The tragic-comedy drama includes an ensemble of a brilliant and talented cast, having won various awards and accolades. The show combined has 14 Emmy nominations, having won 4 of them.

Based on the cult classic British sitcom of the same name developed by Paul Abbot. The American version became even more popular completing its run of 10 years and 11 seasons in 2021. Based on how much the show was beloved by the audience many are highly excited to learn what‘s next with the highly acclaimed TV show?

Will there be Shameless Season 12?

Season 11 of Shameless was first announced in January 2020, which was scheduled to be released in mid of that same year. However,  due to the newly-arrived pandemic, the season was pushed back and aired at the end of the year.

Season 11 of ‘Shameless’ debuted on Showtime on December 6, 2020. On April 11, 2021, the final episode of the 11th season arrived on the network.

While it was received extremely well by the critics and audience alike, the show ended with the 11th season.

When the eleventh season was announced, it was stated that it would be the series’ last season. The official description of the 11th season stated,  “It’s the final call, and the Gallaghers are going out with a bang like no other band has ever done before. 

When the changes come, they will be forced to either step up or hit the road, but they know one thing for sure: the Gallaghers will never grow apart, no matter how much time passes.”

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Though the fans are still hoping for the show to return back, there is no update on the revival yet.

Shameless: Hall of Shame

There will be a clip show series called Shameless: Hall of Shame which will contain new scenes of the show combined with some clips to give the audience a glimpse of what their favourite characters have been doing before the show started.

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The limited series will have six episodes and many consider it to be a perfect way to tie up the character’s long journey. While also giving the fans a nice way to give a proper send-off.

Before the Season 11 finale, Gary Levine, the network’s President of Entertainment, said, “The characters of Shameless have brought Showtime viewers more laughs, tears, and pure enjoyment than any other program in the network’s history.

“[However], we simply felt that 11 seasons was a large, hefty number.”

The moment had come, and we loved the concept of giving John and the rest of the team a chance to finish strong, to be able to shoot for that landing.”

Who is in the cast of shameless?

The popular show features some of the greatest talent working in Hollywood like William H Macy who played the lead Frank Gallagher and received six Emmy Nominations for leading actor. The other cast in the ensemble included:

  • Emmy Rossum played Fiona Gallagher.
  • Jeremy Allen White, who plays Lip.
  • Steve Howey, who plays Kevin Balls.
  • Ethan Cutkosky, who plays Carl.
  • Shanon Hampton, who plays Veronica Fisher.
  • Dennis Cockrum plays Terry Milkovich
  • Chelsea Alden plays Tish
  • Cameron Monaghan plays Ian Gallagher
  • Scott Michael Campbell plays Brad
  • Christine Isaiah plays Gallagher
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway plays Carol Fisher
  • Patrick Sabongui plays Martin
  • Michael Patrick McGill plays Tommy
  • Elise Eberle plays Sandy Milkovich

Shameless Season 11 Ending

Fans of Shameless believe that the long-running show hasn’t had a satisfying ending. The series conclusion hasn’t really tied loose ends. A lot of storylines were left open.

After surrendering to complications of COVID-19, Frank died on his own. However, his children were unaware of their father’s death.

Ian and Mickey celebrated their wedding anniversary with other Gallaghers and Kev and V in attendance. Ian and Mickey plan to have babies, but we don’t know whether or not they end up having a family of their own.

Although Kev and V planned to go to Louisville, the viewers were left guessing whether Alibi and Carl join them or not.

In the final episode, Carl’s old lover, Tish, revealed that she was expecting a child. We are still guessing if Carl is the biological father.

In the finale episode, Lip expressed a desire to sell the home. Tami hinted that she could be pregnant again. Debbie’s new girlfriend invites him to accompany her to Texas.

Where to watch Shameless?

You watch the entire run of Shameless along with the limited series shameless Hall of Shame on Amazon Prime, Hulu, or Netflix.

In the United States, all 11 seasons are available to stream on Netflix and Showtime app. Viewers in India can stream all episodes on Amazon Prime Video.

In the UK, you can stream the first ten seasons on Netflix. Season 11 will arrive soon. In Australia, all 11 seasons are available on Netflix and 7 plus.