Showtime has ordered one more season for each of their hit comedy shows House of Lies and Californication as well as their drama Shameless after continued year-to-year audience growth and record-setting premiere ratings.
The third season of ‘Shameless’ is up 22%, averaging 5.4 million viewers; the second season of ‘House of Lies’ is averaging 3.2 million viewers, which is up 10% from last season and the sixth season of ‘Californication’ is averaging 3.1 million viewers, an improvement of 21% over its previous season.
‘Shameless’ stars William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum as father and eldest daughter in the extremely dysfunctional Gallagher family, seeing their own unique version of the “American Dream”. ‘House of Lies’ dives head-first into the shark tank known as corporate America, starring Don Cheadle, Kristin Bell, Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson (among others). And, ‘Californication’ stars David Duchovny as hedonistic novelist Hank Moody, who struggles to be a good father to his college-aged daugther Becca while still carrying a torch for her mother, and his ex-girlfriend.
“‘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,” said David Nevins, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks, Inc. “I am incredibly excited to see what each of these series has in store for their next seasons.”
‘Shameless’, ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Californication’ will all air their next new episodes on Showtime on Sunday, February 10 at 9/8c, 10/9c and 10:30/9:30c respectively.