May 21, 2024
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Shameless Season 12: Will The Show Return On Showtime? What Are The Chances?

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We’ve been so involved in the lives of quirky members of the Gallagher family in southern Chicago that it is hard to pass days in the absence of Shameless Season 12. The eleventh season premiered on Showtime in December 2020. Even though the show has been wrapped up for good, few fans are still wondering about the possibility of Shameless Season 12.


Shameless is an American dark comedy-drama series that debuted on Showtime in 2011. The show is the US adaption of the British comedy-drama series of the same name. The show revolves around the lives of the members of the dysfunctional Gallagher family. After the death of his wife, Frank has descended into alcoholism, finding it hard to take care of his working-class family. The kids suffer due to Frank’s drinking habits and often find themselves in eccentric misadventures. Eldest daughter Fiona Gallagher tries her best to take care of her siblings, but they grow apart.

Shameless has garnered massively possibly reviews upon its release in 2011. The critics have praised the show’s approach of not shying away. The series has also been widely popular among fans throughout its illustrious run. Shameless has spawned a total of eleven seasons, making it the longest-running fictional show on Showtime, thanks to its high viewership. After the end of the eleventh, fans are curious to find out will there be Shameless Season 12.

Is Shameless Season 12 Coming?

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The eleventh season of Shameless wrapped up on Showtime on April 11, 2021. After a few months, the entire season 11 came to the streaming service Netflix. Meanwhile, as far as Shameless Season 12 is concerned, all we know is that the series aimed at wrapping all the ongoing storylines. Before the premiere of the eleventh season, the network confirmed that it would be the last season, and the show would not return for Shameless Season 12. 

While talking about the final season, showrunner John Wells mentioned, “Frank absolutely can’t have survived forever without any consequences to all of this bad behavior. Prticularly that behavior has been allowed in many ways by the fact that his family has stuck around.” Thus it is confirmed that the twelfth season is not coming.

What Happened In Shameless Season 11?

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The eleventh season of Shameless tried to wrap up the ongoing storylines of the main characters. And they all go in different directions for their own journies. Kev and V decided to migrate to Louisville, Kentucky, in search of a better life, leaving Chicago. Meanwhile, Lip persuaded his brothers and sister that it was for good if they sold the Gallagher and moved to their own apartments from the money. The close-knit Gallagher family goes in separate directions, with each member pursuing their destiny.

Shameless Season eleven integrated the global Covid-19 pandemic into the story. Patriarch Frank Gallagher succumbs to covid in the final season. Frank was diagnosed with alcoholic dementia. He survived his suicide attempt by overdose. But Frank gets infected with Coronavirus after using a discarded mask. Eventually, covid claimed his life. Despite his numerous flaws, Frank Gallagher was the glue holding his family together. Since Franks was at the center of the story, the showrunners decided to end the show with his death. And sadly, the show will not return for Shameless Season 12. 

What Does Shameless Ending Song Signify?

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Shameless reached a full circle with the ending of its final season. The pilot of the show started with the scene in which the Gallaghers, Kev and V, and their neighbors threw a spontaneous gathering near a burning car. Frank Gallagher introduced us to his family members via a voiceover in the background.

As the show prepares to say goodbye to us, we see the supporters of The Alibi troop as they g ather around a burning Tesla in the series finale. All of them start singing Spoon’s “The Way We Get By” in celebration. This is the same song that played at the end of the pilot episode. The song’s lyrics refer to doing drugs in cars’ backseats, engaging in petty crimes, partying, dancing, and knocking the boots. All these represent a course of survival for a generation lacking hope or direction.

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