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Season nine of the US version of Shameless is about to kick off in the States.

Episode one will premiere on American network Showtime on September 9.

William H Macy will be returning as the Gallagher family patriarch Frank, alongside his on-screen daughter Fiona who is played by Emmy Rossum.

However, the actress has announced that season nine will be her last.

Why is Emmy Rossum leaving Shameless?

Emmy Rossum took to Facebook yesterday (August 30) to announce her departure from Shameless.

The actress is a long-standing cast member, having been a main character since it began back in 2011.

She broke the news to fans on Facebook ahead of the season nine release in a lengthy post where she described her joy at being a part of the series.

“It’s a hard thing to put into words, feelings. But I’m going to try,” she began.

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The exact reason for her departure isn’t specifically stated, but it appears that Rossum is keen to move on having spent the best part of a decade on Shameless.

Rossum went on to say that playing Fiona has been “a gift” and that she knew the role was “special”.

“There are few characters — female or otherwise — as layered and dynamic. She is a mother lion, fierce, flawed and sexually liberated.

“She is injured, vulnerable, but will never give up. She is living in an economic depression, but refuses to be depressed. She is resourceful.

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“She is loyal. She is brave. I knew it the second I read the pilot script, this was different, this was special.”

The actress is taking her leave after being on the show for almost 10 years.

The news was confirmed by Showtime’s head of programming Gary Levine who released a statement addressing the news.

It reads: “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.

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“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!”

Rossum concluded her touching message on a heartfelt note.

“There is much more Gallagher story to be told. I will always be rooting for my family. Try not to think of me as gone, just think of me as moving down the block.”

Shameless season 9 premieres on Showtime on September 9


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