Shameless (2011– )

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An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can.

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 Carl Gallagher (60 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Frank Gallagher / ... (55 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Fiona Gallagher (55 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Ian Gallagher / ... (52 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Debbie Gallagher (51 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Veronica Fisher (50 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Kevin Ball (50 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Lip Gallagher (50 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Sheila Jackson (41 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Steve / ... (37 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Tommy (34 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Karen Jackson (30 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Mandy Milkovich (29 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Mickey Milkovich (28 episodes, 2011-2014)
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Meet the fabulously dysfunctional Gallagher family. Dad's a drunk, Mom split long ago, eldest daughter Fiona tries to hold the family together. Eldest son Philip (Lip) trades his physics tutoring skills for sexual favors from neighborhood girls. Middle son Ian is gay. Youngest daughter Debbie is stealing money from her UNICEF collection. Ten-year-old Carl is a budding sociopath and an arsonist, and toddler Liam is - well, he might actually be black, but nobody has a clue how. Written by Showtime Publicity

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Allison Janney played Sheila Jackson on the original pilot, but when the producers decided to expand the role, Janney had to drop out because she was a full-time regular on Mr. Sunshine (2011), so Joan Cusack was cast. See more »

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For those who've never seen the original
17 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many of the reviews on here are complaining about how much the U.S. version copies the original. I've not seen a single episode of the original and, to me, the U.S. version is well acted, entertaining and perhaps one of my new favorites. I could care less that it's word for word from the original because this is all new to me. The actors portray the characters amazingly and I feel the storyline represents struggling families realistically. Each character will remind you of someone you know or have known. So for those who are like me and you've never seen the original, I absolutely suggest checking out Shameless, the U.S. remake. I look forward to seeing the rest of the season and maybe one day I'll even check out the original.


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