Showtime has officially renewed ‘Shameless’ for its fifth season and ‘House of Lies’ for a fourth. Neither renewal is very surprising. ‘Shameless’ is critically acclaimed but somehow keeps getting locked out of the Emmys, even though Emmy Rossum is knocking it out of the park week after week as Fiona Gallagher.
‘House of Lies’ has enough star power (Kristen Bell, Don Cheadle and Ben Schwartz) that it’s a smart move to renew. As long as Kristen Bell can take some time off for more ‘Veronica Mars’ projects and Ben Schwartz can keep guest starring on ‘Parks and Recreation’ as the hilarious Jean-Ralphio, this girl has no problem with the decision to bring it back for at least one more round.
With the previous renewal of ‘Episodes’, Showtime’s complete Sunday lineup will be back in 2015.