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Shameless 

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A scrappy, feisty, fiercely loyal Chicago family makes no apologies.

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John Wells, Paul Abbott
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The Gallaghers disagree on the fate of their childhood home. Ian and Mickey seek out gay friends. Debbie and Sandy have a visitor from Sandy's past. Lip and Brad prepare to sell stolen ...


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Ian and Mickey help the Milkovich's. Frank's day takes some unexpected turns. Liam deals with inner turmoil. Debbie confronts Sandy. Carl enjoys his day off and Lip plans for the future...


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Top Rated TV #216 | Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
William H. Macy ...  Frank Gallagher / ... 134 episodes, 2011-2021
Ethan Cutkosky ...  Carl Gallagher 134 episodes, 2011-2021
Jeremy Allen White ...  Lip Gallagher / ... 134 episodes, 2011-2021
Shanola Hampton ...  Veronica Fisher 134 episodes, 2011-2021
Steve Howey ...  Kevin Ball 134 episodes, 2011-2021
Emma Kenney ...  Debbie Gallagher 134 episodes, 2011-2021
Cameron Monaghan ...  Ian Gallagher 127 episodes, 2011-2021
Emmy Rossum ...  Fiona Gallagher 111 episodes, 2011-2021
Michael Patrick McGill ...  Tommy 89 episodes, 2011-2021
Noel Fisher ...  Mickey Milkovich 71 episodes, 2011-2021
Jim Hoffmaster ...  Kermit 65 episodes, 2011-2021
Isidora Goreshter ...  Svetlana / ... 53 episodes, 2013-2018

"Shameless" Stars Through the Years

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Storyline

Watch the Irish American family the Gallaghers dealing with their alcoholic father Frank. Fiona, the eldest daughter, takes the role of the parent to her five brothers and sisters. Lip, Ian, Debbie, Carl, and Liam deal with life on the South Side of Chicago. Fiona balances her sex life and raising her siblings. Every episode is another crazy situation that one or more of the Gallagher six get into. Watch them grow and learn how to make their way in life with what little they have. Written by Linda Taylor

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Living crappily ever after. (Season 3) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The show goes to Chicago twice for a week to shoot exteriors, after filming every six episodes on Warner Brothers' sound stages. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Milkovich: Alright shithead, this is like the two hundredth time I'm calling and you not picking up! I'm starting to get fucking homicidal. Call me the fuck back, Ian! I'm worried about you. I love you. Call me back.
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Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Gay Male TV Couples (2017) See more »

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Trouble Comes Running
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Performed by Spoon
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A triumph of American television
19 March 2011 | by clementmyers_myersSee all my reviews

I've grown up with the original Shameless. It's a fast paced Comedy-Drama like no other, in that it lends itself perfectly to both without apology or hesitation.

Whereas the British original finds it's characters living, fornicating, screaming and jumping in the revelry of zero-expectation in a rigid class system, the American remake masterfully equivocates the triumphs and the tribulations of a lower class family existing on the edge of acceptability at the heart of society in a flawless, delicate and shameless manner.

The pilot introduces the characters, much like their British counterparts, not in an effort to garner their sympathy but simply as a statement of fact. The aspiring teen marine struggling to hide his homosexuality only fears losing the love of his brother, the absent drunk dad who loves his children but through the haze becomes a heckling prophet - a Shakespearean fool who sees through the thin veil of sanity and order, a young woman struggling to keep the family together seeing a way out through a handsome highwayman. These people are not bad even if they do bad things. Society has forgot about them and for that they couldn't care less for it.

The whole cast is tremendous but William H. Macy rises to the occasion with the father, a Frank Gallagher straight out of a bar in Memphis at 3 a.m. on a Wednesday, last orders, don't interrupt him because he hasn't finished yet, he's got to tell you what's wrong with the world before he wakes up and it all ends. You would believe this guy was a war vet or something with the confidence and delirium at which he pontificates.

No matter what your race or background you can take something away from Shameless. Most television that likes to call itself Comedy, Drama, or both, tends towards a particular demographic, offering an escape fantasy for, say, the 'off-beat' teens in Glee or the sexually deviant young adults in True Blood or the repressed housewives in that show about the repressed housewives.

As the designated guardian's new boyfriend takes a seat at the head of the table, he pushes Frank's legs aside as he crashes drunk on the floor. Shameless doesn't escape anything, it lives in the world it is given and every so often reminds you, during those joyously chaotic scenes, that the sweetest lemonade is almost bitter, so it's just as well every episode is only an hour for you to laugh, cry and enjoy.

Moments of anarchic jubilation inter lap, run over and sometimes juxtapose flourishes of near-the-bone reality, served eloquently on a fresh platter to which America needs to to have the stomach for.


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9 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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