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Shameless 

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

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Paul Abbott, John Wells
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Frank revels in his new position in the Gallagher house. Lip looks for support as the pressures of fatherhood take their toll. Ian and Mickey make a decision about their future.


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Feeling pressure from Debbie, Frank sets out to make money to keep his place in the house. Lip is overwhelmed by the demands of a newborn. Ian and Mickey struggle to keep the romance ...


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Cast

Series cast summary:
William H. Macy ...  Frank Gallagher / ... 117 episodes, 2011-2020
Ethan Cutkosky ...  Carl Gallagher 117 episodes, 2011-2020
Jeremy Allen White ...  Lip Gallagher 117 episodes, 2011-2020
Shanola Hampton ...  Veronica Fisher 117 episodes, 2011-2020
Steve Howey ...  Kevin Ball 117 episodes, 2011-2020
Emma Kenney ...  Debbie Gallagher 117 episodes, 2011-2020
Emmy Rossum ...  Fiona Gallagher 110 episodes, 2011-2019
Cameron Monaghan ...  Ian Gallagher 110 episodes, 2011-2020
Michael Patrick McGill ...  Tommy 76 episodes, 2011-2019
Noel Fisher ...  Mickey Milkovich 59 episodes, 2011-2020
Jim Hoffmaster ...  Kermit 54 episodes, 2011-2019
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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The Gallaghers. Absolutely, Wildly, Unapologetically... Shameless (Season 1) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shameless See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Justin Chatwin & Noel Fisher, both Canadians from the province of British Columbia, used to room together in LA when they first started acting. See more »

Quotes

Carl Gallagher: [to Sammi] You think you scare me? Bring it, bitch!
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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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