Shameless has been a massive hit for Showtime and as it rolls into the 8th season Emmy Rossum wants to renegotiate her contract. Rossum is demanding to be paid as much as her co-star William H Macy. Macy has always made far more than the rest of the cast, he did have the longest resume walking into the show. However at this point in the show Rossum spends just as much time on screen as Macy and wants to be compensated as such.
If she can’t close a deal, Showtime could choose to renew the show without her or cancel it. Rossum in an integral part of the show and its appeal, hopefully a deal can be struck.