‘Shameless’ Season 8 Confirmed on Showtime
Showtime has picked up “Shameless” for an eighth season, which premiere is scheduled in 2017. This exciting news has been announced today by Showtime. Actually, the decision on renewal was predictable given the pretty strong viewing figures of the current season of the dramedy. Showtime hasn’t yet announced an exact release date for a Season 8. However, already now, you can subscribe for our automatic notifications and we’ll inform you on the release date asap. Frankly, we have been expecting that Showtime is about to renew “Shameless” for a next season. Here is our forecast below.
Despite a slight drop of the audience in Season 7, we assume that we’ll see “Shameless” Season 8 on Showtime mainly thanks to favorable response of the audience. Besides an overall score of the comedy-drama series still remains very high. Currently, according to IMDB, “Shameless” has a score of 8.7 out of 10 based on approx. 108,000 user votes, 144 reviews from viewers and 36 reviews from critics. At the same time, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the seventh season of “Shameless” has an average score of 4.8 out of 5 and a 100% approval rating.
The premiere of Season 7 has drawn 1.241 million viewers (-13.76% compared to previous season premiere) with a 0.49 demo rating (-22.22%) among adults (18-49). For comparisons, “Shameless” Season 6 averaged a 0.64 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.56 million viewers.
In Season 7, “Shameless” continues to acquaint the viewers with the life of Frank Gallagher and his dysfunctional family, as they struggle with their day-to-day troubles, while their father doesn’t stop drinking. The TV series is created by Paul Abbott, who also serves as executive producer.
Notification of the Release Date
“Shameless” Season 7 kicked off on Friday, Oct 2, 2016 at 9PM ET/PT on Showtime, and its debut has received universal acclaim among the target audience, as expected, as well as has garnered over 1.24 million viewers. Given such strong television ratings of the seventh season as well as a brilliant reception, Showtime has confirmed the renewal of the comedy-drama series for a next season. “Shameless” Season 8 is set to premiere in 2017. However, Showtime has yet to announce a specific release date for an eighth season. Fortunately, thanks to our notification system, we’re able to notify you about the further updates of the comedy-drama series, as well as about the “Shameless” Season 8 release date. Don’t miss the premiere! Join our list of subscribers using the form below, and we’ll keep you informed.
— Shameless (@SHO_Shameless) December 19, 2016