'Shameless,' 'House of Lies' and 'Californication' renewed by Showtime

Showtime has renewed a third season of Shameless, a second season of House of Lies, and a sixth season of Californication.

“These three shows are clearly resonating with audiences as evidenced by their steady growth on Sunday nights,” said Entertainment President David Nevins, in a statement. “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.”

All three Sunday night shows have posted double-digit year-to-year growth, Showtime says. Shameless averages 4.75 million weekly viewers across multiple platforms (On Demand, replays and DVR) and is up 30 percent versus season 1. House of Lies bowed as as the network’s second highest-rated freshman premiere night ever (3.98 million weekly viewers).

Season five of Californication averages 2.96 million viewers.

Read more:
‘Shameless’ premiere react: Are the Gallaghers even raunchier in the summertime?
‘House of Lies’ premiere review: Too often, a house of pain

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