Showtime renews 'Californication', 'Shameless' & 'House of Lies'


On this past Sunday's episode of Californication, new character Faith (Maggie Grace) told series lead Hank Moody to "have a little faith" that he will be able to write another book. Well, it seems that statement was prophetic, as everyone's favorite sex crazed substance abuser will now have at least one more year to sit down and hammer out a best seller. In fact, Showtime's entire Sunday night line-up is coming back.

All three shows (the aforementioned "Cali", Shameless, and House Of Lies) have been on an upward swing this season, pulling down double digit increases in viewership. This continues a general rise in Showtime's ratings, as Dexter and Homeland just ended record setting seasons of their own. In other words, this decision isn't exactly a surprise.

Californication will find itself returning for a seventh (!) season in early 2014, while the William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum fronted Shameless will be coming back for a fourth season. The critically acclaimed House Of Lies follows a team of ruthless Los Angeles management consultants, as they go to any lengths to make the biggest deals happen. Don Cheadle has already won a Golden Globe for his work on the series, which also stars Kristen Bell, and a large ensemble cast of supporting players. 2014 will see HOL enter its third season. All three comedies will be receiving the usual twelve episode order.

Californication, Shameless, and House Of Lies are all just three weeks in to their current seasons, and all can next be seen this coming Sunday on Showtime. Shameless leads off the night at 9pm, with "House" and "Cali" filling the 10pm hour. Showtime is really on a hot streak right now, and with shows this good, they deserve it.

Are you glad that these three programs have been picked up for another run?

- Californication
- Shameless (US)
- House of Lies

Written by: msd85
Jan 29th, 2013, 1:12 pm

Images courtesy of Showtime


Message Posted On Nov 22nd, 2013, 12:09 pm
When are these shows going to stop the double standard of just showing male frontal nudity ? I am personally sick and tired of that crap. It is time to start seeing some female frontal nudity as well. It is going on 2014 and way past time for equality when it comes to nudity. However, if Showtime continues their way, I have no interest in viewing any of their shows.

Message Posted On Apr 11th, 2013, 8:50 pm
Ya I have to agree with the first two comments. I used to love Californication but it keeps getting worse. They need to figure out an awesome ending and finish it up.

Message Posted On Mar 31st, 2013, 11:08 pm
Wow, a season 7? Great writing in the first 4,but seasons 5-6 show that it has run out of steam. Can not see it ever getting any serious syndication deals....
Mr Omneo

Message Posted On Mar 31st, 2013, 6:29 am
I have to say I'm bemused that they made it to season six never mind adding on a seventh! When the show started I loved it but it just feels so boring now. I can only imagine it's getting viewers for the nudity as opposed to the creative storytelling and acting. I vowed I would see out season 6 but I won't be wasting my time on a 7th

Message Posted On Jan 29th, 2013, 5:07 pm
of cours i love this shows :P
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