Today in showbiz news: Showtime is ceasing its relationship with the papacy, a beloved (?) character leaves Shameless, and Django bombs in China.
Showtime and show creator Neil Jordan have decided to end The Borgias after three seasons, so the June 16 season finale will actually be the series finale. Apparently when they were filming a big scene for the finale episode, series star Jeremy Irons said he felt like it was an ending and Jordan agreed, even though he'd planned to do a fourth season. So he told Showtime that he could end things with a movie, but they deemed that too expensive, so everyone decided to just end things here. Jordan says he's happy with how it all wraps up, though the movie ending would have been better and more concrete, with the bad pope (played by Irons) dying and burning in hell. I'm not sure how literal Jordan's being about that "burning in hell" part, but it would have been pretty great if he really does mean for-real hell. Oh well. I'm sure everyone will find something else to do. Irons has his budding political career. Joanne Whalley has a movie called Monster Butler with Gary Oldman. Holliday Granger's got that Bonnie and Clyde miniseries that she did with Emile Hirsch. And of course François Arnaud is coming over to watch movies and then we'll probably turn in early. So everyone's fine. [Deadline]
In other Showtime news, Justin Chatwin will not return to Shameless for the show's fourth season. I guess Jimmy really is [SPOILER ALERT] dead. Well, OK, apparently Chatwin might return for one or two episodes next season, but they'll probably be flashbacks or something. I think he's gone. Which is sad! But also OK. His storyline had run its course, and Chatwin wasn't the best actor, so it's probably time he shuffles off. And this means Fiona gets a new love interest! Will it be Evan Chambers, I mean Jake McDorman, again? Or will there be another? I oddly can't wait to find out. Who knew I'd come to like Shameless so much? [The Hollywood Reporter]