Showtime has announced that "Shameless," "Californication" and "House of Lies" have been picked up for new seasons.
The shows, which vary greatly in subject matter, all have one thing in common: viewers love it. While Emmy Rossum stars in the raunchy and R-rated drama series "Shameless" and Don Cheadle stars in "House of Lies" as a corporate honcho, the shows are clearly a hit.
"These three shows are clearly resonating with audiences as evidenced by their steady growth on Sunday nights," David Nevins, Vice President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com. "We are extremely pleased with the creative work being done by the casts, producers and writers - and I so appreciate that each of these series has such a clear and distinctive voice."
This will mark the sixth season for David Duchovny's show, "Californication," which follows pleasure-seeking novelist Hank Moody in his complicated life that's plagued by his past and poor decisions. "Californication" has won two Emmys for Best Cinematography. Duchovny, who played Agent Fox Mulder on "The X-Files" from 1993 to 2002, won a Golden Globe award for his role on the series in 2008 and was nominated again in 2009 and 2010.
"Shameless," which is currently in its second season, stars Rossum and William H. Macy in a raunchy and dramatic series about the family structure. Rossum plays Fiona Gallagher, the eldest daughter in a dysfunctional, impoverished but close-knit family. She is forced to raise her siblings because their alcoholic single father Frank, played by Macy, is unreliable and their mother has left the family.
"House of Lies" premiered its first season on January 8, and exposes the darker side of corporate America based on a hit tell-all book. The show also stars Kristen Bell, who told OnTheRedCarpet.com that it's about time a show "pulled the curtain up from big business."
Production on the third season of "Shameless," the second season of "House of Lies" and the sixth season of "Californication" will commence in Los Angeles later this year.
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