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

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Paul Abbott, John Wells
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Top Rated TV #229 | Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 66 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 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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Living crappily ever after. (Season 3) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Ed Lauter, who played the school guidance counselor (Dick Healy), got sick in season three. He died (on October 16, 2013, two weeks shy of his 75th birthday) of mesothelioma, after being diagnosed five months earlier. His final episode was Shameless: Survival of the Fittest (2013), season three, episode twelve. See more »

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Veronica Fisher: [to Fiona] So is Lip getting serious about Mandy Skankovich?
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Trouble Comes Running
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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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