Showtime adds Bryan Cranston drama, returns ‘The L Word,’ renews ‘Shameless,’ ends ‘Homeland’

Emmy Rossum is leaving 'Shameless,' but her co-star William H. Macy and the series will return for a 10th season this fall.

PASADENA, Calif. –  Showtime is making moves.

Among a flurry of announcements at the Television Critics Association Thursday, the premium-cable network formally confirmed plans for a 10th season of “Shameless,” despite the departure of breakout star Emmy Rossum, that’s due this fall. The show, about a dysfunctional Chicago family, is the network’s top-rated and longest-running series.

It’s also planning another revival, this time of cult fave “The L Word,” the 2004-09 drama about a group of lesbian friends in Los Angele.  Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey, original stars of the series, will reprise their roles and be joined by a new group of characters in the eight-episode sequel. Showtime expects to air it late this year.

And “Your Honor,” a limited-series legal thriller set in New Orleans, will star Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) as “a respected judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices,” the network says. Robert and Michelle King (“The Good Wife”) and Peter Moffat (“The Night Of”) are among the producers of the 10-episode project. Cranston will begin work following his Broadway run on “Network.”

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