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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
William H. Macy ...  Frank Gallagher / ... 112 episodes, 2011-2020
Ethan Cutkosky ...  Carl Gallagher 112 episodes, 2011-2020
Jeremy Allen White ...  Lip Gallagher 112 episodes, 2011-2020
Shanola Hampton ...  Veronica Fisher 112 episodes, 2011-2020
Steve Howey ...  Kevin Ball 112 episodes, 2011-2020
Emma Kenney ...  Debbie Gallagher 112 episodes, 2011-2020
Emmy Rossum ...  Fiona Gallagher 110 episodes, 2011-2019
Cameron Monaghan ...  Ian Gallagher 105 episodes, 2011-2020
Michael Patrick McGill ...  Tommy 71 episodes, 2011-2019
Noel Fisher ...  Mickey Milkovich 59 episodes, 2011-2020
Isidora Goreshter ...  Svetlana / ... 53 episodes, 2013-2018
Brenden Sims ...  Liam Gallagher / ... 51 episodes, 2012-2016
Jim Hoffmaster ...  Kermit 49 episodes, 2011-2019
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Paul Abbott, who created the original English series, was originally against the idea of an American remake, fearing it would be stereotypically set in the South. He changed his mind, once John Wells told him it would take place in Chicago. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Milkovich: Alright shithead, this is like the two hundredth time I'm calling and you not picking up! I'm starting to get fucking homicidal. Call me the fuck back, Ian! I'm worried about you. I love you. Call me back.
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For those who've never seen the original
17 January 2011 | by imazombieSee all my reviews

Many of the reviews on here are complaining about how much the U.S. version copies the original. I've not seen a single episode of the original and, to me, the U.S. version is well acted, entertaining and perhaps one of my new favorites. I could care less that it's word for word from the original because this is all new to me. The actors portray the characters amazingly and I feel the storyline represents struggling families realistically. Each character will remind you of someone you know or have known. So for those who are like me and you've never seen the original, I absolutely suggest checking out Shameless, the U.S. remake. I look forward to seeing the rest of the season and maybe one day I'll even check out the original.


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