– by Seth McDonald

The long-running SHOWTIME series, Shameless, is losing another member of its wonderful cast. Cameron Monaghan, who plays Ian Gallagher on the popular show, will be leaving the show at some point during the current season. The actor announced the news via his Instagram account. You can check out the post below.

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I have been a series regular on this show for roughly ten years. I was the tender age of fifteen when we shot the pilot, and I came of age in so many ways, both legally and personally. I was very lucky to mature and grow with this show. Experiencing so many firsts, maturing as an actor, a professional, and a human. In the process gaining friends, family, and the best coworkers a very lucky actor could ask for, and for this I can be nothing but gracious. All good things come to an end. An old cliche, but one that rings true with a sincerity and clarity especially in moments like these. Everything ends. The next episode will be my last. I have known since last year, but I didn’t want to give it away too early as I wanted this season to be a surprise for the audience, allowing them to experience Ian’s unsure journey with his character. This role has been a joy to inhabit, a wild and special ride, and I’d like to thank #Shameless as well as you, the viewers, for being there with him. Goodbye, Ian Clayton Gallagher. We’ll meet again?

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Shameless is currently in the middle of airing it’s ninth season and is one of the better American remakes of a British series.

Most fans of the show know that earlier this year, actress Emmy Rossum, who plays oldest Gallagher sibling, Fiona, is also set to leave the show.  The Shameless casting news comes along with Lauren Cohan and Andrew Lincoln both leaving The Walking Dead during the ninth season, which premiered on Sunday. I hope this doesn’t start to be a trend with the actors on popular shows, the bright side is, even if it does, at least it won’t affect Game of Thrones.

Will Shameless survive without Ian Gallagher? Let us know in the comments down below!

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