Showtime is staying in business with its Sunday offerings, announcing renewals for
That will bring the dysfunctional family of "Shameless" back for a fifth season, and the crack team of management consultants in "House of Lies" back for a fourth season on the premium cable network. Each will consist of 12 episodes that will roll out in 2015.
Currently in its fourth season, "Shameless" is averaging 5.5 million viewers across multiple platforms -- up 8% from its previous season. The dramedy, starring William H. Macy as an alcoholic father, delivered its highest-rated episode of its fourth season on Jan. 26, with 1.83 million viewers in its 9 p.m. slot.
"House of Lies" is averaging 3 million viewers a week. It's headliner,
News of the shows' return means Showtime's Sunday programming block remains in place, with