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 7, Ep. 1 : Hiraeth Oct 2, 2016

Frank wakes from a coma to learn that he has not been missed; Debbie wants Franny to grow up wealthy; Lip considers rehab; Carl researches circumcision; Ian gets a bad feeling about Caleb's friend.

  • Season 6, Ep. 12 : Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia!Apr 3, 2016

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    Debbie shows up at the church with Franny; Ian brings Caleb to meet the family; Frank reveals that Sean is a practicing junkie; Sean is desperate to keep his son in his life.

  • Season 6, Ep. 11 : Sleep No MoreMar 27, 2016

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    Frank offers to pay for Fiona's reception; when Sean worries that Frank will only hurt Fiona in the end, he confronts Frank.

  • Season 6, Ep. 10 : Paradise LostMar 20, 2016

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    Sean moves into the Gallagher house; Fiona plans a traditional wedding; Kev is unhappy about the green card marriage.

  • Season 6, Ep. 9 : A Yurt of One's OwnMar 13, 2016

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    Fiona tries to make amends with Sean, who is uncooperative; Debbie and Queenie travel with Frank to a rural commune.

  • Season 6, Ep. 8 : Be a Good Boy, Come for GrandmaMar 6, 2016

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    Fiona tries to get Sean's son to like her, but when he starts warming up to her, he takes a gun from the Gallagher house.

ratings & reviews

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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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