‘Shameless,’ a tragicomedy-drama programme created by John Wells for Showtime, is based on Paul Abbott’s award-winning British television series of the same name. The slice-of-life drama centres around the dysfunctional Gallagher family, which is set in Chicago’s South Side neighbourhood of Canaryville. Frank Gallagher, the patriarch, is always on the lookout for wild exploits since he is generally intoxicated. Following the loss of his wife, he experiences a downward spiral in which his life crumbles and his children grow apart.
The comedy series spawned eleven seasons after its first launch in January 2011, making it the network’s longest-running scripted show. The series received considerable appreciation in the media because to its competent cast, interesting plot arcs, and sometimes shock value. You must be interested to learn if the twelfth instalment is in the works. In such case, we have some good news for you.
Release Date for Shameless Season 12
Season 11 of ‘Shameless’ debuted on Showtime on December 6, 2020, with the season finale airing on April 11, 2021. On Netflix’s streaming network, Netflix, the complete season was published on October 11, 2021. The eleventh season has twelve episodes with runtimes ranging from 45 to 59 minutes each.
Let’s take a look at the prospects for the following season. Showtime renewed the series for an eleventh season on January 13, 2020. Gary Levine, Showtime’s President of Entertainment, confirmed the renewal at the time, as well as the fact that season 11 will be the final season of the Gallagher family’s adventure.
For the most part, Frank Gallagher has been the focal point of the family turmoil, and he has been evasive about his father obligations. In an interview, showrunner John Wells said that the idea was always for the character to suffer the repercussions of his conduct. “Frank simply couldn’t have lasted forever without any consequences for all of this horrible behaviour,” he added, “especially because his behaviour has been enabled in many ways by his family’s continued presence.”
In the last season of this storey, Frank acquires the COVID-19 virus, and the reel matches the reality. He seemed to be unable to escape the past, and it ultimately comes up with him — as his drunken dementia worsens, Frank succumbs to COVID-19. The finale is also an homage to the lives lost to the virus in Chicago’s economically depressed South Side.
Furthermore, the show’s ratings have dropped in following seasons. The eleventh season drew 576,000 viewers, a decrease of 32% from the previous season. Considering all of these factors, it appears that the show’s conclusion was just a matter of time. But, thankfully, it managed to end on a satisfactory note. As a result, season 12 of ‘Shameless’ is unlikely to be produced.
However, the programme has been one of Showtime’s most successful, and there is still the possibility of spin-offs. Some topics, such as whether Lip sells the family house or not, are left unanswered in the series finale. If a spin-off is developed, it may focus on the Gallagher siblings’ life. Although it is an intriguing prospect, no official announcement about a sequel programme has been made.