Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy and clan belong nowhere near inspirational expressions in Showtime's dark dramedy
Premium cable channel sets comedy-themed night for the three series
Pickups come two weeks after "Shameless," "Californication" and "House of Lies" hit series highs with season premieres
Alan Ball's "Banshee" gets off to solid start on Cinemax
"West Wing," "Studio 60" veteran joins ensemble for Season 3
Production on the two Sunday night series will begin later this year
"Shameless" showrunner John Wells will executive produce the women-in-prison project
TCA: John Wells promises dark storyline will be "remarkably funny"
William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and the gang belt out a boozy ode to the Yuletide season
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William H. Macy and Matt LeBlanc series receive second seasons
The John Wells-produced show was the cable network's biggest drama series premiere in seven years
William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum star in the Chicago-set drama
"Shameless," "Californication" and "Episodes" all begin new seasons Jan. 9
U.S. version of U.K. show will star William H. Macy.