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John Sacret Young, ‘China Beach’ Co-Creator, Dies at 75

John Sacret Young, the acclaimed writer and producer who co-created the Vietnam War medical drama China Beach, has died. He was 75. Young, who earned seven Emmy nominations and won two Writers Guild Awards and two Humanitas Prizes, died Thursday in Los Angeles after a 10-month battle with brain cancer, CAA announced. Young was also […]

‘Shameless’ Boss Explains the Surprising and Open-Ended Series Finale

Showrunner John Wells talks with The Hollywood Reporter about the ways the pandemic changed the series finale and how travel challenges prevented one long-awaited reunion from happening.

‘Animal Kingdom’ Renewed for Sixth and Final Season at TNT

The pickup arrives ahead of the drama's fifth season, which will debut in the summer.

‘Shameless’: How COVID Upended the Final Season of the Showtime Hit

The first half of the 11th season of Showtime's Shameless was already written and the John Wells dramedy was three days away from shooting its final season when the world changed in March.

How ‘Shameless’ Just Set the Stage for Its Final Season

[This story contains spoilers from the season 10 finale of Showtime's Shameless.] Showtime's Shameless wrapped its 10th season Sunday with a season finale that, like Emmy's Rossum's farewell last year, could easily have doubled for a series ender. The family drama had already wrapped production on the season before Showtime executives made the call to […]

‘Shameless’ Renewed for 11th and Final Season at Showtime

The end is officially in sight for Showtime's Shameless. The premium cable network on Monday announced at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour that its John Wells drama starring William H. Macy has been renewed for an 11th and final season. The final season will air in the summer, joining Homeland as long-running Showtime […]

‘Shameless’ Boss John Wells Sets ‘Maid’ Dramedy at Netflix

Netflix has handed out a straight-to-series order for the John Wells-produced dramedy 'Maid,' based on Stephanie Land's best-selling memoir 'Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive.'

John Wells on ‘Shameless’ Future, the “Strange” Enduring Appeal of ‘ER’ and the Writers-Agents Standoff

Among TV’s most successful drama writers, John Wells talks about 'Shameless,' 'ER' and 'West Wing' as he now sets his eyes on an empire — with plans to expand his series load from two to 15.

‘Practical Magic’ Prequel, John Wells and Lena Dunham Pilots Ordered at HBO Max

HBO Max, the forthcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia, has handed out pilot orders for a pair of dramas — 'Red Bird Lane' and 'Practical Magic' prequel 'Rules of Magic' — and one half-hour dramedy — 'Generation' — from the likes of John Wells ('Shameless'), Melissa Rosenberg ('Jessica Jones') and Lena Dunham ('Girls').

John Wells Inks 9-Figure Warner Bros. Deal, Sets Expansive 13-Show Slate

John Wells, the veteran producer behind 'Shameless' and 'ER,' has inked a new five-year, nine-figure overall deal with Warner Bros. TV Group, the studio he has called home since starting his career as a story editor in 1986.

‘Shameless’ Showrunner John Wells Goes Inside Emmy Rossum’s “Emotional” Exit

'Shameless' season nine finale and Emmy Rossum's departure, explained: Showrunner John Wells discusses Cameron Monaghan's return and if season 10 is the end.

‘Shameless’: How the Fall Finale Sets Up Emmy Rossum’s Departure

'Shameless' fall finale explained: Showrunner John Wells on Fiona's downfall, Emmy Rossum's final episodes, saying farewell to Cameron Monaghan and Noel Fisher's return.