Shameless: Renewed for Season 8!

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The Gallaghers are not going anywhere. 

If you thought the conclusion to Shameless Season 7 closed things up for the Gallaghers a little too well, you can rest assured that the Showtime series will be back. 

Dealing With Grief - Shameless

Shameless has been picked up for Season 8, with 12 new episodes set to debut Fall 2017.

That's quite the wait for fans, but at least we got two seasons of the show in 2016!

The renewal was expected to be announced earlier, but Showtime opted to wait until all of the cast members were signed on for the new season before pulling the trigger on a renewal. 

The Homeless Shelter - Shameless

It was revealed recently that Emmy Rossum was seeking salary parity with William H. Macy, with the star taking to Twitter late last week to confirm that a deal had been struck for her to continue with the show. 

Would the show really be able to survive without Fiona?

The original version continued on for 9 more seasons after Fiona left, so possibly. 

Shameless Season 7 Poster

If you watch Shameless online, you probably know there were a lot of changes in store for the Gallaghers this year and it wound up being the highest-rated yet. 

The series continues to be a delight, with characters and storylines that are relatable.

The Cost - Shameless

The show has never lost its humor.

Managing that feat after all these years on the air is no easy task.

It should be intriguing to see where the Gallaghers go next year.

Shameless Season 7 Episode 12 seemed to imply that every single one of them was moving on with their lives, with Debbie becoming a welder, Ian returning to being an EMT, Fiona buying a bunch of apartments and even Lip, who seemingly patched his relationship up with Sierra. 

The odd thing was that the Svetlana stealing the pub plot seemed to just disappear. It would have made sense for Kev and V to run through a revenge plan to at least try and get it back. 

Either way, we'll need to stay tuned when the show returns to find out who screws up first. 

Over to you, Shameless fanatics. Are you happy with the renewal? 

Sound off below!

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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