Showtime Renews SHAMELESS and EPISODES for Second Seasons

     March 1, 2011

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Apparently Showtime is pleased with both their hour long family drama/comedy Shameless (read my very positive review here) and the half-hour comedy Episodes enough to warrant another season for both of the freshman series. The cable network announced today each series has been given an order for another season. While the order for Shameless stands as 12 episodes, the count for Episodes has yet to be determined.

Showtime entertainment president David Nevins commented, “The viewer loyalty and critical acclaim that has met both [these shows] since their January debuts makes it clear that these two brash and sophisticated series are burgeoning hits. John Wells is carving out a tone that is truly unique in the television landscape [with Shameless] — equal parts drama and comedy. And Episodes marks the universally embraced and hilarious return to television of an inspired comedy triumvirate: Matt LeBlanc, and creators Jeffrey Klarik and David Crane. We are thrilled with the response to both series and eager to start planning for their second seasons.”

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