Showtime subscribers will likely feel no shame for the following news – Shameless has been renewed for a ninth season. The announcement comes not long after the eighth season premiere on Sunday, and comes with little surprise given the William H. Macy-starring series is the longest-running and top-rated show on the network.

Shameless is a Chicago-set relentlessly dark comedy, starring Macy as Frank Gallagher, the often-inebriated patriarch of a large and dysfunctional family. While Frank schemes to steal and survive while leaving his family in squalor, his six children, including Fiona (Emmy Rossum) fend for themselves, with the show depicting many of the family members’ misadventures. While Shameless does embroil itself in issues such as poverty and gentrification, it is well-known ...

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