Showtime Renews ‘Californication,’ ‘Shameless’ And ‘House of Lies’

The premium cable network ensures that its Sunday night lineup will return intact.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Given the strong performance of its current Sunday lineup over the month of January, it's no surprise that Showtime has already taken steps to repeat its success next year.

Showtime has officially announced the renewals of "Californication," "Shameless" and "House of Lies," with new seasons for each show likely to debut in January 2013. The new seasons will be the sixth for "Californication," the third for "Shameless" and the second for "House of Lies."

“These three shows are clearly resonating with audiences as evidenced by their steady growth on Sunday nights,” said Showtime Entertainment President, David Nevins. “We are extremely pleased with the creative work being done by the casts, producers and writers – and I so appreciate that each of these series has such a clear and distinctive voice.”

Since its debut, "House of Lies" has been on track to become Showtime's highest rated comedy series, with an average of 3.98 million viewers per week. The sophomore series "Shameless" has been an even more impressive hit, with 4.75 million viewers per week, a 30% increase from the first season that positions the series as Showtime's second highest program after "Dexter."

And after five seasons, the David Duchovny led "Californication" also had a 10% bump in viewers, bringing its weekly average to 2.96 million viewers.

Late last year, Showtime also shored up its fall lineup with a two year renewal for "Dexter" and a second season for "Homeland."

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