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“Shameless,” “House of Lies” and “Californication” given renewals

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm •  Published: January 29, 2013
The cast of "Shameless" - Showtime Photo
The cast of "Shameless" - Showtime Photo

 

Showtime has picked up “Shameless,” “House of Lies,” and “Californication” for new seasons to air in 2014.

Season-to-date, all three shows are pacing above their previous seasons across platforms. Season Three of “Shameless,”  starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, is up 22 percent, currently averaging 5.4 million weekly viewers across platforms,  and up 63 percent versus its first season, according to a news release.

Season Two of “House of Lies,” starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, is averaging 3.2 million weekly viewers across platforms, up 10 percent from its freshman season, and Season Six of “Californication,” starring David Duchovny, is averaging 3.1 million weekly viewers, up 21 percent versus Season Five.

Production for the new seasons of  all three series will begin in Los Angeles later this year.

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House of Lies (Season 2)
Pictured: (L-R) Ben Schwartz as Clyde Oberholt,Kristen Bell as Jeannie Van Der Hooven, Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan and Josh Lawson as Doug in House of Lies - Photo: Jill Greenberg/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: HouseOfLies_galS2_LEDGEGROUP_004_FINAL
House of Lies (Season 2) Pictured: (L-R) Ben Schwartz as Clyde Oberholt,Kristen Bell as Jeannie Van Der Hooven, Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan and Josh Lawson as Doug in House of Lies - Photo: Jill Greenberg/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: HouseOfLies_galS2_LEDGEGROUP_004_FINAL
David Duchovny stars in "Californication." - Showtime Photo
David Duchovny stars in "Californication." - Showtime Photo