Emmy Rossum has settled her pay dispute with the producers of the US version of Shameless, paving the way for a potential eight season of the show.

Over the weekend it was revealed that Rossum was in a a standoff with the producers of the show over contract negotiations to keep her on the show beyond it's current season. At first it was reported that Rossum was seeking parity with her Emmy nominated co-star, William H. Macy. However some sources claimed that Rossum was demanding more money than Macy after years of being paid much less him. 

The entire cast received substantial raises during their last contract negotiations but Macy who has an extensive film career and an Oscar nomination under his belt had always been paid more than the rest of the cast. 

For his part, Macy told TMZ that Rossum deserved everything and that "it's about f****** time" that she got her worth. 

Rossum took to Twitter last night to confirm that she has resolved her pay dispute and is looking forward to getting back to work on the show in May. 

Sources referenced by The Hollywood Reporter claim that a deal of equal pay was on the table for Rossum but it has not been revealed if she was eventually offered more money than Macy. Showtime, the network that produces the show has not officially announced an eight season but considering Rossum and Macy have now both signed new contracts, the announcement can't be too far away. 

Rossum isn't the first female lead on TV to close the wage gap between her male co-star. Earlier this year it was revealed that Robin Wright did the same when renegotiating her deal on House of Cards. 

"There are very few films or TV shows where the male, the patriarch, and the matriarch are equal. And they are in House of Cards," she said in May. "I was looking at the statistics and Claire Underwood's character was more popular than [Frank's] for a period of time. So I capitalized on it. I was like, 'You better pay me or I’m going to go public.' And they did."