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

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John Wells, Paul Abbott
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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 110 episodes, 2011-2019
Michael Patrick McGill ...  Tommy 91 episodes, 2011-2021
Noel Fisher ...  Mickey Milkovich 71 episodes, 2011-2021
Jim Hoffmaster ...  Kermit 69 episodes, 2011-2021
Isidora Goreshter ...  Svetlana / ... 53 episodes, 2013-2018

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

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Frank Gallagher: I'd be crying right now if I wasn't so high.
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21 March 2011 | by tomdavieSee all my reviews

I have never watched the British version of this show so I cannot comment on the original. I was under the impression it was a new Showtime story.

I have to admit that started watching because I have always been a fan of William H Macy. However, viewing Macy in this kind of role was startling . I had always seen him in more conventional-almost typecast - parts. I knew that Joan Cusak was a quality actress which lent the project some further credibility.

At first the show seemed to be almost forced. The plot seemed bizarre, and unbelievable. It seemed awkward. Its quite common for shows to take time to develop chemistry when the actors haven't defined their characters yet. The same can be said for the writers.

However, I had never seen anything like it. In that regard it was dynamic and worth the time. The young actors soon found their roles and by the 5th episode I found myself thinking about the show every day.

Now I cant stop watching. Im addicted. The actors are fantastic. The plots are far more developed. The supporting players play a big part in the series, and new characters keep rotating in flawlessly. The show has evolved .

And just for the record, Im getting really sick and tired of people trashing the show because in their minds it doesn't measure up to the original. Its not supposed to be the original. If you don't like it, stick with the British show.


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