‘Shameless,’ ‘Californication,’ ‘House of Lies’ Renewed by Showtime

by | January 29, 2013 at 8:22 PM | Californication, House of Lies, Shameless, TV News

William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum in Shameless (Showtime)


LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Showtime has renewed its series “Shameless,” “Californication” and “House of Lies,” the network said Tuesday.

The announcement comes two weeks after all three series posted record ratings with their season premieres.

All three series have also showed year-to-year growth with their current seasons, with the third season of “Shameless” growing 22 percent over its previous season so far, “House of Lies” averaging 10 percent over its first season and “Californication” showing a 21 percent boost over its fifth season so far.

“‘Californication,’ ‘House of Lies’ and ‘Shameless’ possess highly distinctive comedic voices, and given that all three continue to grow their audience season after season – the pick-up decision was easy,” Showtime Networks’ president of entertainment David Nevins, said of the renewals. “I am incredibly excited to see what each of these series has in store for their next seasons.”

On their January 13 season premieres, “Shameless,” “House of Lies” and “Californication” drew 2 million, 1.19 million and 1.07 million total viewers respectively, reaching series highs and showing double-digit boosts over their previous seasons’ averages.