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A scrappy, fiercely loyal Chicago family makes no apologies.

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Series cast summary:
William H. Macy ...  Frank Gallagher / ... 103 episodes, 2011-2018
Emmy Rossum ...  Fiona Gallagher 103 episodes, 2011-2018
Ethan Cutkosky ...  Carl Gallagher 103 episodes, 2011-2018
Shanola Hampton ...  Veronica Fisher 103 episodes, 2011-2018
Jeremy Allen White ...  Lip Gallagher 103 episodes, 2011-2018
Steve Howey ...  Kevin Ball 103 episodes, 2011-2018
Emma Kenney ...  Debbie Gallagher 103 episodes, 2011-2018
Cameron Monaghan ...  Ian Gallagher 102 episodes, 2011-2018
Michael Patrick McGill ...  Tommy 64 episodes, 2011-2018
Isidora Goreshter ...  Svetlana / ... 53 episodes, 2013-2018
Brenden Sims ...  Liam Gallagher / ... 52 episodes, 2012-2016
Noel Fisher ...  Mickey Milkovich 44 episodes, 2011-2018
Joan Cusack ...  Sheila Jackson 44 episodes, 2011-2015
Jim Hoffmaster ...  Kermit 43 episodes, 2011-2018
Justin Chatwin ...  Steve / ... 42 episodes, 2011-2018
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Watch the Irish American family the Gallagher's 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 »

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With the renewal for season 9, it became the longest show in both episodes (110) and seasons of all of Showtime's history. See more »

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Veronica Fisher: [to Fiona] So is Lip getting serious about Mandy Skankovich?
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Great Cast and Great Plot
10 January 2011 | by lucky_ducksSee all my reviews

I'll start by saying that if you have watched the UK version of this (Which by the way was made by Channel 4 and Company Pictures and NOT the BBC as these other reviews suggest) You probably won't enjoy this first episode. Its a straight transition of the script with some adjustments.

However having seen shows that were changed beyond all recognition I can say that is a good thing.

The cast are excellent in their roles and the story which is far from the usual tame fodder of American drama is handled with honesty and realism. The characters mostly have their own interests to consider as well as the kids trying to keep their family together.

William H Macy is ideal in a role which doesn't allow him much initial screen time but I'm sure future episodes will focus on him since Frank is such a fascinating character. Can't wait for episode 2.


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