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?