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When Will ‘Shameless’ Return to Showtime?

January 25, 2020
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‘Shameless’ is a comedy drama tv series that airs on Showtime. Developed by John Wells, it originally premiered on the platform on January 9, 2011. Ranked as the longest-running original scripted series on Showtime, it revolves around the Gallaghers, a dysfunctional family comprising the patriarch Frank and his six children, alongside their partners and spouses.

‘Shameless’, since its debut, has had 10 successful seasons. The 10th season premiered in November 2019, and came to an end in January 2020. With Gallaghers undergoing so many permanent and noteworthy changes in season 10, fans are wondering if this means the series is nearing its end and when will ‘Shameless’ season 11 release. Read on to know the full details.

Shameless Season 11 Cast:

‘Shameless’ features William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, an alcoholic dad of six children. The eldest of the Gallagher siblings is Fiona Monica Gallagher, played by Emmy Rossum. Other actors enacting the rest of the Gallagher siblings are Jeremy Allen White as Philip “Lip” Gallagher, Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher, Emma Kenney as Deborah “Debbie” Gallagher, Ethan Cutkosky as Carl Gallagher, and Christian Isaiah as Liam Gallagher. Frances ‘Franny or Harry’ Harriet Gallagher, portrayed by Paris Newton/Presley Schrader, is Debbie’s daughter.

Additional members of the lead cast are Shanola Hampton as Veronica Fisher and Steve Howey as Kevin Ball. While Veronica is the Gallaghers’ neighbor and Fiona’s close confidante, Kevin is Veronica’s husband. In season 10, recurring roles are played by Jess Gabor as Kelly Keefe, Luis Guzmán as Mikey O’Shea, Juliette Angelo as Geneva, Chelsea Rendon as Anne Gonzalez, and Elise Eberle as Sandy Milkovich.

In season 10, Emmy Rossum does not make an appearance and she won’t be a part of the cast in season 11 as well. The rest of the cast who plays the remaining Gallaghers will all make a return in the upcoming installment. Noel Fisher (Mickey Milkovich) and Kate Miner (Tami Tamietti) were promoted to series regulars in season 10 and they will be a part of the main cast in season 11 as well.

Shameless Season 11 Plot:

The Gallaghers are an Irish American family residing in the South Side of Chicago. When their alcoholic dad fails to take responsibility of his six children, the entire load falls on the eldest daughter Fiona. The rest of the siblings are Lip, Ian, Debbie, Carl, and Liam, who are mostly raised by their sister. Each episode explores a crazy day in the lives of this dysfunctional family as they try to make-do with what they have.

While the mum left her kids long back, Philip uses his skills in physics tuition to exchange sexual favors from neighborhood girls. On the other hand, Ian is gay and Debbie steals cash from her UNICEF collection. Carl shows early symptoms of turning into a sociopath and an arsonist while Liam is black and nobody has a single clue of how this happened!

Across the seasons, the Gallaghers demonstrate tremendous growth in their personal lives. While Ian gets into an on-and-off relationship with Mickey, Debbie becomes entangled with a mum and her daughter. On the other hand, Liam embraces his heritage, Frank is admitted to rehab, Carl lands a job, and Lip is given a house in Milwaukee by Tami’s family.

The finale of season 10 is noteworthy for one single reason – the long-awaited wedding of Ian and Mickey and it also wraps up the messy story of Debbie with Claudia and her daughter. In season 11, we hope that Carl and Frank at least show symptoms of redemption. With Carl being in the police academy, we have some hope but as far as Frank is concerned, we are not sure if he has any more chances to evolve as a person.

Shameless Season 11 Release Date:

‘Shameless’ season 10 premiered on November 10, 2019, on Showtime. After airing for 12 episodes, it wrapped up on January 26, 2020.

During the Television Critics Affiliation’s Winter Press Tour, Showtime Networks President of Leisure, Gary Levine, confirmed that the series is renewed for another season. Although no official date was announced, we do know that the network is gearing up for a summer release. Hence, we will get to see the upcoming installment sooner than expected. It usually premieres in around Fall every year but we expect ‘Shameless’ season 11 to release sometime in June 2020.

On a sadder note, the 11th season is the final installment of the series. After all, all good things must come to an end. And ‘Shameless’ has boasted a spectacular run, spanning across a remarkable frame of 11 seasons.

Shameless Trailer

While we wait for an update on ‘Shameless’ season 11 release date, you can watch the trailer for season 10 below:

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