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Emmy Rossum Is Leaving 'Shameless' After Season 9 - Read the Statements

Emmy Rossum Is Leaving 'Shameless' After Season 9 - Read the Statements

Emmy Rossum‘s upcoming ninth season on Shameless will be her last, Just Jared can confirm.

Shameless‘ executive producer and showrunner John Wells confirmed the news in a statement after Emmy hinted in a note to fans that she would be leaving the role of Fiona Gallagher behind.

Emmy Rossum will forever be part of the Shameless family. She has been integral to the show’s success, from her wonderful portrayal of Fiona to her leadership role on set, as well as directing multiple episodes of the series. We are hard at work now creating a season nine finale for Shameless which we hope will provide a Gallagher-worthy sendoff for Fiona that honors the great work Emmy has done,” John Wells said. “It is always bittersweet when an ensemble member decides to move out of the proverbial house, but our door will always remain open for Fiona to return home for a visit, or to move back in. I look forward to continuing the stories of this wildly unpredictable family and all of us on Shameless will miss Emmy and her wonderful Fiona.”

Click inside to read additional statements from Showtime and Warner Bros about Emmy Rossum’s departure…

Showtime Networks President of Programming Gary Levine said in a statement, “We were saddened when Emmy Rossum let us know that the upcoming ninth season of Shameless would be her last. But we are filled with an overwhelming sense of joy and gratitude for Emmy’s inspired work on our series, of course in front of the camera but also behind it. Fiona Gallagher will always be one of Showtime’s iconic characters, and we applaud Emmy for bringing this character to life in such a natural, touching and fearless performance. On behalf of everyone at Showtime and her millions of fans, we thank you Emmy!”

Warner Bros. Television added in a new statement, “For eight years and more than 100 episodes, Emmy Rossum has delivered a deeply honest, authentic and unflinching portrayal of Fiona Gallagher, one of television’s great characters. We wish her all the best as she explores the next chapter in her career. But before that, we are excited for fans of Shameless to see Emmy and the entire ensemble cast continue the adventures of the Gallagher family in the show’s upcoming ninth season.”

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  • Cookie Monster

    This sucks.

  • Rachel Manning

    Well that’ll be the end of the show…hopefully Steve comes back at the end of her tenure and they run away together! It’s the only end I will accept.

  • Sabrina

    Won’t be the same without her