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Shameless 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2011– )
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A scrappy, feisty, fiercely loyal Chicago family makes no apologies.

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The Rise of William H. Macy

William H. Macy, known for playing downtrodden characters in films like Fargo, and Boogie Nights, reprises his role as Frank Gallagher in "Shameless." What other roles has he played?

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Cast

Series cast summary:
William H. Macy ...  Frank Gallagher / ... 122 episodes, 2011-2020
Ethan Cutkosky ...  Carl Gallagher 122 episodes, 2011-2020
Jeremy Allen White ...  Lip Gallagher 122 episodes, 2011-2020
Shanola Hampton ...  Veronica Fisher 122 episodes, 2011-2020
Steve Howey ...  Kevin Ball 122 episodes, 2011-2020
Emma Kenney ...  Debbie Gallagher 122 episodes, 2011-2020
Cameron Monaghan ...  Ian Gallagher 115 episodes, 2011-2020
Emmy Rossum ...  Fiona Gallagher 110 episodes, 2011-2019
Michael Patrick McGill ...  Tommy 82 episodes, 2011-2020
Jim Hoffmaster ...  Kermit 60 episodes, 2011-2020
Noel Fisher ...  Mickey Milkovich 59 episodes, 2011-2020
Isidora Goreshter ...  Svetlana / ... 53 episodes, 2013-2018
Brenden Sims ...  Liam Gallagher / ... 51 episodes, 2012-2016
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Storyline

Watch the Irish American family the Gallaghers deal 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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16:9 HD
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Emmy Rossum's role on Shameless calls for a shameless attitude when it comes to her scenes. The actress has openly embraced the role... and the nakedness that comes attached to it. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rossum said: "I thought it suited the character. This is a very low-income family, they have very thin walls, they don't have money for entertainment, and this girl likes to have sex. For me to glamify her would be not realistic. I have a lot of control over what I want to show, when I want to show it and when I don't want to show it." See more »

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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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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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