Series Summary
Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy stars as Frank Gallagher, a single father of six who spends much of his free time drinking at bars. The Gallagher children -- led by oldest daughter Fiona (Emmy Rossum), who takes on much of the child-rearing responsibility due to her mother's absence -- manage to raise themselves in spite of Frank's lack of parenting and unusual parenting style when he does choose to act like a father. The drama is an adaptation of the BAFTA Award-winning British show of the same name.

Air Dates: 2010 - Present

Genres: Comedy drama

Network: SHOW


  • Season 5, Ep. 12 : Love Songs (In the Key of Gallagher) Apr 5, 2015

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    Fiona's reunion with Gus is tempered by her feelings of love for Sean; Frank attempts to keep Bianca happy in Costa Rica.

  • Season 5, Ep. 11 : Drugs Actually Mar 29, 2015

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    Frank worries about Bianca's increasingly erratic behavior.

  • Season 5, Ep. 10 : South Side Rules Mar 22, 2015

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    Frank is enjoying his time with Bianca until she thinks he has developed feelings for her, then she leaves him.

  • Season 5, Ep. 9 : Carl's First Sentencing Mar 15, 2015

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    Frank has a check up with his doctor, who seems to be losing it; Fiona prepares Carl for his sentencing hearing; Lip sleeps with a professor; Ian wants to get back on his meds; Kev enjoys campus life.

  • Season 5, Ep. 8 : Uncle Carl Mar 8, 2015

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    Gus tells Fiona he is going on tour; Carl is asked to run drugs to Indiana; Frank wants to get revenge on Sammi; Lip convinces Kev to sell drugs at the dorms; Ian refuses to accept his diagnosis.

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  • While there's a little something lost in translation, the show retains enough of the core of the original that--bolstered by strong performances from top to bottom--it's as good a remake as any import since "The Office." Show More

  • That's Shameless in 30 seconds or less: messy, overcrowded, unapologetically frank and, at times, darkly funny. Show More

  • The promising Shameless is a terrific showcase for Macy, Emmy Rossum, who plays Frank's daughter Fiona, and Joan Cusack, who plays the Gallaghers' neighbor. The show's younger cast members are also impressive; they have a low-key, realistic style that melds perfectly with the unforced truthfulness that Macy brings to his role Show More

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