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Why Isn’t A New Episode Of ‘Shameless’ On This Weekend?

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Shameless fans are in for a huge disappointment when/if they stay up tonight and wait for a new episode to drop just after midnight. After all, Sunday has been the day fans curl up and watch a new episode of Shameless on Showtime for several weeks now. So, why isn’t a new episode of Shameless on this weekend? Truthfully, you’d probably have to live under a rock not to know the answer to this question. But, if you are here you must be wondering why you didn’t see a new episode this weekend. Fortunately, we have the answer.

A new episode of Shameless isn’t on this weekend and here’s why

For Showtime subscribers, there is no point in staying up tonight and waiting for a new episode of Shameless. It won’t come. Likewise, those who watch new episodes when they air on Sunday nights will also be missing out this week. Unfortunately, this isn’t just a fluke or a pause in the schedule. Truthfully, those looking for a new episode of Shameless this weekend likely aren’t super fans.

Why? Well, because the Shameless Season 11 Finale aired last week. It, however, wasn’t just the Season 11 Finale. It was also the Series Finale. Yes, you read that correctly. It was the very last episode of Shameless. As in the series is done. Finished. There will not be any more new episodes of Shameless.

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(L-R): Christian Isaiah as Liam Gallagher and William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher in SHAMELESS, “The Fickle Lady is Calling it Quits”. Photo Credit: Paul Sarkis/SHOWTIME.

Unfortunately, there is no new episode to Shameless to find. And, that is why there isn’t a new episode on this weekend. Fans of the series will have to settle for rewatching episodes of the series. Or, they can start searching for a new series to sink their teeth in.

Wait, this is really the end of the series?

This weekend is a bittersweet moment for fans of Shameless. We know what you are thinking — why would Showtime end such an incredible series? Unfortunately, all things do come to an end eventually. As we have previously reported, John Wells is not super into the idea of a spin-off. But, “anything can happen.”

Now, fans are having a hard time accepting the series being over and finished because it had such an open-ended finale. Many fans thought it was disappointing as it did not wrap things up or offer happy endings for any of the Gallagher family members. Did John Wells make a mistake leaving the series so open-ended at the finale? He doesn’t seem to think so. In fact, he likes the idea of fans painting their own pictures on how they think the series ended.

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Still, some fans are hopeful this is some kind of delayed April Fool’s joke. Our fingers are crossed too for a Shameless Season 12. But, for now, it just isn’t happening.

Are you bummed there isn’t a new episode of Shameless on this weekend? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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