Shameless Season 12 Release Date Confirmed or is it Canceled?

Shameless being a long-running series has become very dear for many of its fans. It is being aired for the last 10 years and for 11 seasons now. The comedy-drama series has been created by John Wells and it has become the longest-running originally scripted series in the history of Showtime. The Season 11 of the series was announced in January 2020 and the series started to air in December 2020. The final episode of the 11th season was released on 11th April 2021. In this article, we shall discuss Shameless Season 12.

Shameless Season 12

Is Shameless Season 12 Renewed?

Now, we are assuming that is the time for Shameless when it will be no more renewed for a Season 12. Showtime declared that the 11th Season of the series would be the final season of the very much-beloved show. The series was so much loved and admired by the audience up until now and we expect that if Shameless Season 12 was coming, it would also have been a blast.

But we know for sure that it won’t be coming as the official description of the series said:

“It’s the last call and the Gallaghers are going out with the biggest bang ever. Changes are coming that will force each of them to either step up or hit the road, but they know one thing for certain- Gallaghers may grow up, but they’ll never grow apart.”

The Plot of Shameless

The series follows the life of a man, Frank Gallagher, who becomes eternally intoxicated post the death of his wife. Frank who is a proud single father to six kids, each of them who are very intelligent, smart, industrious, and independent, finds his life descending downwards as his life is segregated all around him.

They are not rich and have very little money for survival. And their lives have been made more struggling because their father is an alcoholic. When Frank does not go to the pub or is not present there quite a few times, he is witnessed passed out on the floor.

Despite all of these problems, the six kids have managed to find a way of growing up in the condition they are bound with. The eldest daughter Fiona helps all her siblings and her father is living a normal life. They are not like a normal family but they are not apologetic for how and why they are like this. Also, because Shameless Season 12 is not in the making, we will never get to see the family happy and grown-up from their financial state. But mentally, they have grown wiser and closer to their family.

The Cast of Shameless

  • William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher
  • Emmy Rossum as Fiona Gallagher
  • Jeremy Allen White as Lip Gallagher
  • Ethan Cutkosky as Carl Gallagher
  • Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher
  • Emma Kenney as Debbie Gallagher
  • Christian Isaiah as Liam Gallagher
  • Steve Howey as Kevin Ball
  • Shanola Hampton as Veronica Fisher
  • Noel Fisher as Mickey Milkovich
  • Isidora Goreshter as Svetlana
  • Justin Chatwin as Jimmy Lishman
  • Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson
  • Emma Greenwell as Mandy Milkovich
  • Laura Slade Wiggins as Karen Jackson
  • Michael Patrick McGill as Tommy
  • Dermot Mulroney as Sean Pierce
  • Elise Eberle as Sandy Milkovich

Is Showtime releasing a Spin-off in place of Shameless Season 12?

Showtime has decided to come up with a limited series called ‘Shameless: Hall of Shame’, which will be a six-episode miniseries kind of thing in place of Shameless Season 12. It will be a contemplative look at what happened in the previous seasons that would be airing during season 11. It consists of new and original scenes juxtaposed from Shameless with a retrospective look at the journey of each main character of Shameless. In a way, it is a very precise way of tying up the series together in the ending.

The President of Entertainment of Showtime, Gary Levine said that:

“The characters of Shameless have brought Showtime viewers more laughs and tears and pure enjoyment than any program in our history, we just felt like, 11 seasons is a big fat number. We just felt it was time, and we also liked the idea of giving John and co. a chance to end it well, to be able to aim for that landing.”

The show, as admired as it was during it was running, will surely be considered for some spin-offs, and seeing the colorful characters it has given, we are sure that they would want to do something with those unique characters, separately.

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Soubick Das

A die-hard fan of anime and TV shows. I've been captivated by the vivid storytelling and diverse characters that both mediums have to offer since my early years, and my enthusiasm has only grown stronger over time.

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