Shameless Season 12: Is the show Officially Cancelled After the Long Delay? Exclusive Details Below

All We Know So Far About Shameless Season 12: Release Date, Cast, and Plot

The Showtime tragicomedy-drama series ‘Shameless,’ developed by John Wells, is based on Paul Abbott’s award-winning British television series of the same name. The slice-of-life drama is set in the Canaryville neighbourhood of Chicago’s South Side and follows the Gallagher family, a diverse group of people.

Frank Gallagher, in addition to being constantly intoxicated, is always on the lookout for absurd mishaps. He spirals lower after the death of his wife, his life unravelling around him and his children growing apart.


According to the network, the comedy series aired for eleven seasons after its premiere in January 2011, making it the longest-running scripted show in television history.

The series gained widespread critical acclaim for its stellar cast, compelling story arcs, and occasionally shocking content. Naturally, you want to know if filming on the twelfth episode has started. If this describes you, we have some wonderful news for you.

When Will Shameless Season 12 Be Released?

Season 11 of ‘Shameless’ premiered on Showtime on December 6, 2020 with finale airing on April 11, 2021.

On October 11, 2021, the complete season will be available on Netflix as a streaming service. The eleventh season’s episodes are between 45 and 59 minutes long, making it the longest season ever.


Season 12 of the show was shortly announced as the finale season of the popular series. “It’s the last call, and the Gallaghers are going out with a bang unlike any other band has ever done,” the official performance description claimed.

On the other hand, Showtime has launched Shameless Hall of Shame, a six-episode limited series that would replace season 12 of the show. Season 11 will be a retrospective of previous seasons.

It features both new and original Shameless moments as well as a retrospective on each character’s existence. In conclusion, it was an excellent approach to bring the series to a close as it neared its conclusion.

According to Gary Levine, the network’s President of Entertainment, Shameless has brought Showtime viewers more laughter, tears, and pure joy than any other show in the network’s history.


Showtime will premiere the final season of the show this September. “However, we thought 11 seasons was a very huge and significant amount.” The time has come, and we loved the idea of allowing John and the rest of the squad to finish strong and go for the landing.

Is FIONA a part of SEASON 11?

The final season of Shameless does not feature Fiona.

Fiona Gallagher, the family’s eldest sibling and guardian, left the show at the ninth season finale. Fiona and Emmy Rossum were on the verge of returning for the last season, when the pandemic intervened.

Fiona had a difficult time in Season 9 before getting her life back on track. Fiona resolved to do something for herself after selling her part in the South Side Gentrification property for $100,000 and Lip’s attendance at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

Shameless Season 12’s Cast


Noel Fisher will portray Mickey Milkovich.

William H. Macy portrays Frank Gallagher.

Dennis Cockrum will portray Terry Milkovich.

Chelsea Alden will portray Tish.

Shanola Hampton will portray Veronica Fisher.

Joshua Malina portrays Arthur Tipping.

Jim Hoffmaster will portray Kermit.

Emma Kenney will play Deborah “Debbie” Gallagher.

Ian Gallagher is now played by Cameron Monaghan.

Michael Campbell will portray Scott Brad.

Liam Gallagher is now played by Christine Isaiah.

Ethan Cutkosky portrays Carl Gallagher.

Jeremy Allen White will portray Philip “Lip” Gallagher.

Kate Miner will portray Tami Tamietti.

Steve Howey portrays Kevin Ball.

Paris Newton will portray Franny Gallagher.

Kimleigh Smith portrays Sgt. Stamps.

Vanessa Bell Calloway portrays Carol Fisher.

Patrick Sabongui will portray Martin.

Michael Patrick McGill portrays Tommy.

Elise Eberle portrays Sandy Milkovich.

Toks Olagundoye is Leesie Janes.

Shakira Barrera portrays Heidi Cronch.