Showtime Renews 3 Big Shows, Including 'Californication'
Good news today for you fans of the fine comedies on "Showtime," as the network went on a renewal spree today. The network's executives must have been in a good mood, as three shows, one of them fairly unproven, were renewed for another year.
"Californication" was the longest-running show to get the go-ahead, as the veteran comedy has been renewed for a sixth season. The show, which stars David Duchovny as a sometimes-womanizing and sometime-lovesick writer, has been improving in the ratings every year, now averaging about 3 million viewers a week in total.
"Shameless" also got a nod for another season, which means the show will enter its third next year. Based on the UK show of the same title, the family comedy/drama has found a solid audience Stateside and is now Showtime's #2 show in the ratings behind "Dexter."
The third renewal went to freshman series "House of Lies," which has only aired a few episodes but has already earned the network's confidence. The show stars Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell and Ben Schwartz and will be going into its second season in early 2013.
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