TVLine Items: Poldark Renewed, New Role for Shameless Star and More

Poldark fans have nothing to worry about:  BBC One has announced that the history drama has been renewed for a 10-episode Season 3, expected to air sometime in 2017.

The third season of the series, based on Winston Graham’s novels and adapted for TV by Debbie Horsfield, follows Captain Ross Poldark (played by Aidan Turner) and his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) during the French Revolution in 1794.

Stateside, Poldark airs on PBS, where Season 2 is set to premiere Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c (two hours).

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Shameless star Emmy Rossum is set to make her debut as a director, stepping behind the camera for the fourth episode of Season 7, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* Food Network has ordered Smollett Eats, a six-episode series featuring Empire‘s Jussie Smollett, Underground‘s Jurnee Smollett-Bell and their siblings sharing recipes and cooking tips, Variety reports.

* Pivot has renewed the Australian comedy Please Like Me for a six-episode Season 4, to premiere Thursday, Nov. 10.

* Samuel L. Jackson is developing an unscripted series that will bring celebrities back to their childhood homes to explore how their adolescence affected who they are now, per Variety.