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Showtime Picks Up 'Shameless,' 'Episodes' for Season 2

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 28th 2011 3:30PM
William H. Macy, ShamelessCan't get enough of drunken William H. Macy and self-absorbed Matt LeBlanc? Good news: Showtime announced today that it has renewed both 'Shameless' and 'Episodes' for second seasons.

"The viewer loyalty and critical acclaim that has met both 'Shameless' and 'Episodes' since their January debuts makes it clear that these two brash and sophisticated series are burgeoning hits," Showtime President of Entertainment David Nevins said in a statement.

'Shameless,' which stars William H. Macy as the drunken patriarch of a large, down-on-their-luck family and Emmy Rossum as the eldest daughter who keeps the brood together, will get a 12-episode season 2.

"We're delighted that our wonderful partners at Showtime are giving us the opportunity to make additional episodes of 'Shameless,'" said executive producer John Wells in a statement. "We're having an unbelievably good time making the show and look forward to bringing more of the humor, pathos, and wild sexuality of the dysfunctional Gallagher family to a shocked American audience."

'Episodes' stars Matt LeBlanc as a fictionalized version of himself as the lead in the American adaptation of a hit British show, and follows the "many pitfalls" the husband-and-wife creators face when bringing their series to Hollywood.

"To have the opportunity to make another series of this show with David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik and then to make that show for both Showtime and the BBC, whose combined portfolios of comedy are second to none, is both a thrill and a great privilege," said executive producer Jimmy Mulville in a statement. "At the end of the first series the writers have placed our three protagonists in the middle of comedy hell. Like the rest of the audience I can't wait to see what is going to happen to them!"

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Joanie

Looking forward to the second series!!

September 21 2011 at 12:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Patty Yeaton

haraay for season 2 shameless

September 19 2011 at 11:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
reterb

When does Shameless second series start?

September 18 2011 at 2:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bcwillia132

Loves it and missing it already now the 1st season is over. "Call me Gallagher coz I'm so Shameless"!

September 16 2011 at 10:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Virginia Smith

Fantastic! I just discovered this show and am thoroughly disgusted by this "family"! But aren't they wonderful!! What a hit and soooo glad to see we can look forward to more. It's about time we had a "real" family portrayed on tv. Maybe a bit overboard but I think we can all say we know or are one of these characters! These kids and adults are so deserving of heaps of praise for their acting abilities. Look forward to watching them grow up and old!

May 17 2011 at 1:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mtlamar

Hooray!

February 28 2011 at 4:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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