Showtime renews ‘Californication,’ ‘Shameless’ and ‘House of Lies’

By Daniel S Levine,

Showtime’s 2014 season will look very familiar. The premium cable network renewed its entire Sunday night lineup, meaning fans will get more of Californication, Shameless and House of Lies.

Californication, House of Lies and Shameless possess highly distinctive comedic voices, and given that all three continue to grow their audience season after season – the pick-up decision was easy,” Showtime president of entertainment David Nevin said in a statement. “I am incredibly excited to see what each of these series has in store for their next seasons.”

All three have seen their ratings climb during the past season. Shameless jumped 22 percent this season, averaging 5.4 million viewers. House of Lies has been averaging 3.2 million (up 10 percent), while Californication averaged 3.1 million (up 21 percent).

Shameless is in its third season and stars William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum as members of the very dysfunctional Gallagher family. It was created by John Wells and airs on Sundays at 9 p.m.

House of Lies airs at 10 p.m. and stars Don Cheadle, who earned a Golden Globe for his performance as Marty Kaan. Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson also star. Matthew Carnahan created the series.

Californication stars David Duchovny as Hank Moody and has also won a Golden Globe for the role. It was created by Tom Kapinos and airs at 10:30 p.m.

image: CBS/Showtime



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