Shameless Season 12: Possible Release Date! Series Renewed or Cancelled?


‘Shameless,’ a tragicomedy-drama television series created by John Wells for Showtime, is based on the award-winning British television series of the same name created by Paul Abbott. 

Taking place in the Chicago neighborhood of Canaryville on the South Side, the slice-of-life drama centers on the Gallagher family, who are a chaotic bunch of people.

In addition to being always intoxicated, the patriarch Frank Gallagher is always searching for wild disasters. Following the loss of his wife, he finds himself in a downward spiral, with his life disintegrating around him and his children growing apart.

According to the network, due to its initial broadcast in January 2011, the comedy series generated eleven seasons, making it the longest-running scripted program in television history.

The series received considerable critical praise in the media due to its competent cast, fascinating plot arcs, and the occasional shock value. You must, of course, be excited to learn whether or not work on the twelfth episode has begun. If that’s the case, we’ve got some good news for you.

Shameless Season 12 Release Date: When It Will Release?

Season 11 of ‘Shameless’ debuted on Showtime on December 6, 2020, and will conclude on April 11, 2021, with the season finale airing on Showtime. 

In its entirety, the season will be available on the streaming service Netflix on October 11, 2021. Each episode of the eleventh season lasts between 45 and 59 minutes in length, making it the longest season ever.

When the eleventh season of Shameless was revealed, it was stated that it would be the series’ last season. Even the official description of the show stated that it would be: “It’s the final call, and the Gallaghers are going out with a bang like no other band has ever done before. 

When the changes come, they will be forced to either step up or hit the road, but they know one thing for sure: the Gallaghers will never grow apart, no matter how much time passes.”

On the other hand, Showtime has announced a six-episode limited series titled Shameless Hall of Shame, which will replace season 12. During season 11, there will be a look back at what happened in the seasons before.

It includes new and original Shameless scenes that are juxtaposed with a retrospective look at the lives of each of the characters. Overall, it served as a perfect way to bring the series to a close at the end.

According to Gary Levine, the network’s President of Entertainment, the characters of Shameless have brought Showtime viewers more laughs, tears, and pure enjoyment than any other program in the network’s history. 

The show’s final season will premiere on Showtime in the fall. “[However], we simply felt that 11 seasons was a large, hefty number.”

The moment had come, and we loved the concept of giving John and the rest of the team a chance to finish strong, to be able to shoot for that landing.”

Shameless Season 12 Cast

  • Noel Fisher will play the role of Mickey Milkovich
  • William H. Macy being Frank Gallagher
  • Dennis Cockrum will play the role of Terry Milkovich
  • Chelsea Alden will act as Tish
  • Shanola Hampton will play the role of Veronica Fisher
  • Joshu Malina being Arthur Tipping
  • Jim Hoffmaster will act as Kermit
  • Emma Kenney will act as Deborah “Debbie” Gallagher
  • Cameron Monaghan being Ian Gallagher
  • Scott Michael Campbell will play the role of Brad
  • Christine Isaiah being Liam Gallagher
  • Ethan Cutkosky being Carl Gallagher
  • Jeremy Allen White will act as Philip “Lip” Gallagher
  • Kate Miner will act as Tami Tamietti
  • Steve Howey being Kevin Ball
  • Paris Newton will act as Franny Gallagher
  • Kimleigh Smith being Sgt. Stamps
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway being Carol Fisher
  • Patrick Sabongui will act as Martin
  • Michael Patrick McGill being Tommy
  • Elise Eberle being Sandy Milkovich
  • Toks Olagundoye being Leesie Janes
  • Shakira Barrera being Heidi Cronch

Shameless Season 11 Ending Explained

Shameless didn’t come to a satisfying conclusion in any manner. Except for Frank, all key characters were left with an open-ended ending. 

After succumbing to complications of COVID-19 and alcoholic dementia in the hospital, Frank died on his own. It was unknown to his children that their father had gone away.

On the other hand, the series conclusion did not neatly tie everything up in a bow. A lot of stuff was left out in the air, just as with the Gallaghers. Ian and Mickey’s wedding anniversary was being celebrated at the Alibi, and the other Gallaghers and Kev and V were in attendance. 

Ian and Mickey started talking about having children, but we don’t know whether or not they ended up creating a family of their own.

Although Kev and V were going to Louisville, the Alibi’s fate and Carl’s participation remained unknown. In the final episode, Carl’s old lover, Tish, revealed that she was expecting a child. Is Carl the biological father? We still don’t know the answer.

“I believe she’s down in Florida,” he said emphatically. ‘At the room, we joked that she ended up obtaining a job at Disney World, most likely in Epcot Center, since she would never be able to get a position on the better side of things.” 

We had a lot of jokes prepared for her, but none of them were very memorable. She would, however, have a life of her own and be following her interests. The way individuals go on with their life is in this manner.” It is hoped that Jimmy-Steve will be reunited with him.

Also, in the finale, Lip expressed interest in selling the home, while Tami hinted that she could be pregnant again. Debbie’s new girlfriend extended the invitation to Debbie to accompany her to Texas. 

On the other hand, Fiona hasn’t been seen or heard from since she left the program at the end of season 9.

Due to COVID-19 travel limitations, Emmy Rossum could not return for the last season of The Walking Dead. Although Fiona could not return, the Shameless boss had a good notion of what Fiona was up to.

Shameless Season 12 Trailer

There is no trailer for Shameless season 12 yet. We will update this post when we get a trailer.


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