Showtime has handed early renewals to Shameless and House of Lies, TVWise has learned.
The premium cable network has handed 12 episode orders to both shows which will return in 2015, alongside fellow Winter series Episodes which was renewed for a fourth season earlier this year.
The renewal of Shameless comes after what has been the drama’s most successful season-to-date. Across its fifth season, Shameless has been averaging averaging 5.5 million weekly viewers across various platforms, up some 8% compared to last season. Equally, House of Lies has also been enjoying strong ratings with an average audience of 3 million viewers, more or less even with last season.