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


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Season 6, Ep. 5 : Refugees Feb 7, 2016

Frank helps Erica through the cancer concierge process; Debbie works to be a shoulder for Tyler to lean on; Lip tries to protect Helene.

  • Season 6, Ep. 4 : Going Once, Going Twice Jan 31, 2016

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    Fiona confronts Patrick about the eviction notice, and must pursue a mortgage; Ian bakes cookies for the firehouse.

  • Season 6, Ep. 3 : The F Word Jan 24, 2016

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    Frank teaches Debbie how to work the welfare system; Kevin and Veronica visit Yanis in the hospital to make amends.

  • Season 6, Ep. 2 : Abortion Rules Jan 17, 2016

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    Hoping to prove Fiona wrong, Debbie carries a bag of flour around all day, but she quickly realizes that people are less than accommodating.

  • Season 6, Ep. 1 : I Only Miss Her When I'm Breathing Jan 10, 2016

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    Frank's new found appreciation for life freaks everyone out; Fiona is determined to get Ian to take his meds; Debbie takes a pregnancy test.

  • 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.

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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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