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TV Club: Shameless builds a strong start around its best two characters

“The world’s gonna fuck you—all you can do is take it up the ass and soldier on.” How do you end a show like Shameless? This isn’t a particularly pressing question as far as Showtime is concerned: the series’ ratings have been strong, and Showtime is so confident they’ve switched around the scheduling to launch two seasons in a single calendar year. The seventh season has not been announced as the final season, and I would expect that there will be at least one more season—which would equal Weeds’ run—and potentially more depending on how long producers are interested in soldiering on.
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