Shameless (2011– )
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My Oldest Daughter 

Fiona begins to enjoy the perks of living life just above the poverty line, using her new health benefits to take the kids for checkups. Meanwhile, Lip seems to have lost his mojo as he struggles in school and with the ladies.


Mimi Leder


John Wells (developed for American television by), Paul Abbott (creator) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William H. Macy ... Frank Gallagher
Emmy Rossum ... Fiona Gallagher
Jeremy Allen White ... Lip Gallagher
Ethan Cutkosky ... Carl Gallagher
Shanola Hampton ... Veronica Fisher
Steve Howey ... Kevin Ball
Emma Kenney ... Debbie Gallagher
Cameron Monaghan ... Ian Gallagher (credit only)
Jake McDorman ... Mike Pratt
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Carol Fisher
Johanna Braddy ... Shelley
James Allen McCune ... Matty Baker
Adam Cagley ... Ron Kuzner
Shane Edelman ... Attorney
Kimberly Hebert Gregory ... Nurse


Fiona begins to enjoy the perks of living life just above the poverty line. She uses her newly activated health benefits to take the kids for checkups. However, when a road rage incident damages the company car, Fiona tells a much bigger lie about how it happened. Meanwhile, Lip seems to have lost his mojo as he struggles in school and with the ladies.

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

19 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sterling Films (V) See more »
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Did You Know?


Jake McDorman and Johanna Braddy were both in the show Greek (2007). In the previous episode, Paul James played Lip (Jeremy Allen White)'s teacher's TA. He also starred in the show Greek (2007). See more »


When Carl is asking Lip about his blood type, he reveals that he's AB. When he tests Frank's blood type, the results show that he's O+. Even though we don't know Monica's, it is impossible for an O+ parent to have an AB child. See more »


References Storage Wars (2010) See more »


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Major improvement over last week
20 January 2014 | by laniparkerSee all my reviews

Last week's Shameless was a bit weak in comparison to the last three seasons. Very few new plot threads were introduced and major developments didn't really star occurring until the end of the episode.

On a more positive note, the bigger focus on the previously secondary characters and drift away from Fiona and Frank has continued and gotten even better in "My Oldest Daughter". The focus of the series has become more of an ensemble than in the past as such each scene pops more including a brilliantly written and acted scene involving Stan's transgender child at the Alibi Room. This also extends to Frank and Fiona's plots as the increased brevity of their scenes makes them more humorous and immediate.

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