‘Shameless,’ ‘Ripper Street’ and three more series get renewed


LOS ANGELES — It’s a big day in TV renewal land with the news that five cable series are getting new seasons, in addition to the renewal of CBS’ entire daytime lineup.

The five series that are continuing on are Showtime’s “Shameless,” “House of Lies” and “Californication”; BBC America’s “Ripper Street” and Cinemax’s “Banshee.”

The trio of Showtime series have already been on the air for a season or more (“Californication” is airing its sixth season), the BBC America and Cinemax shows just debuted this year.

“Ripper Street” is a co-production of BBC America and BBC One in Britain. It stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg as investigators in Victorian England, patrolling the crime-ridden streets of London’s East End just six months after the last of the unsolved Jack the Ripper murders.

“Banshee” is executive produced by “True Blood” creator Alan Ball and stars Antony Starr as an ex-con and thief who moves to the town of Banshee, Pa., and assumes the identity of the town sheriff.

“Shameless” just began its third season on Showtime.

The series is an adaptation of a British TV series that ran for 125 episodes. “House of Lies” recently began its second season. Star Don Cheadle this month unexpectedly won the Golden Globe for actor in a comedy series for his “Shameless” role.