Showtime is staying the course with Shameless.
The premium cable network announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour that it has renewed the dramedy for a seventh season.
The news comes days after Shameless returned for its sixth season with what Showtime president and CEO said was its most-watched series premiere ever.
The show will return for another 12-episode season in 2017; production will begin later this year.
The series, produced by Warner Bros. Television, where Wells is under an overall deal, has become a critical darling, with star William H. Macy becoming an awards-show staple.
Shameless is part of a roster of programming that also includes Roadies, due in the summer, and staples Homeland, Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex, The Affair, Episodes, House of Lies and more.