Shameless (US)

Based on the British series of the same name, Shameless is a comedy-drama that revolves around the Chicagoan Gallagher family of six kids who struggle to make ends meet while dealing with their alcoholic, deadbeat father, Frank Gallagher.

With an absent mom and a drunk dad for parents, Fiona took on the responsibility of raising her five younger siblings: Lip, the smartest of the bunch; middle child, Ian, who dreams of joining the military; sweet Debbie, who is responsible beyond her years; second youngest and troublemaker, Carl; and adorable toddler, Liam.

Opening Theme: "The Luck You Got" by The High Strung

Episode Info

Next: 6x09 -- A Yurt of One's Own (Mar/13/2016)

Fiona attempts to sort things out with Sean, who is being uncooperative. Debbie and Queenie go with Frank to a rural commune.

Prev: 6x08 -- Be a Good Boy, Come for Grandma (Mar/06/2016)

Fiona attempts to get Sean's son to like her, but as he starts to warm to her, he steals a gun from the Gallagher house.

Available Episodes

Love Songs (in the K..
Apr 05, 2015
Season 5 episode 12

Drugs Actually
Mar 29, 2015
Season 5 episode 11

South Side Rules
Mar 22, 2015
Season 5 episode 10

Carl's First Sentenc..
Mar 15, 2015
Season 5 episode 9

Uncle Carl
Mar 08, 2015
Season 5 episode 8

Tell Me You Fucking ..
Mar 01, 2015
Season 5 episode 7

Crazy Love
Feb 15, 2015
Season 5 episode 6

William H. MacyWilliam H. Macy
As Frank Gallagher
Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
As Fiona Gallagher
Justin ChatwinJustin Chatwin
As Steve Wilton / Jimmy Lishman (S01-S03)
Jeremy Allen WhiteJeremy Allen White
As Lip Gallagher
Ethan CutkoskyEthan Cutkosky
As Carl Gallagher
Shanola HamptonShanola Hampton
As Veronica Fisher
Steve HoweySteve Howey
As Kevin Ball
Emma KenneyEmma Kenney
As Debbie Gallagher
Cameron MonaghanCameron Monaghan
As Ian Gallagher
Noel FisherNoel Fisher
As Mickey Milkovich (S03-present; recurring previously)

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3x12: Survival of the Fittest recap: The scene opens with Frank in jail. He is approached by a man who tells him to turn around as he unbuttons his pants. However, it is revealed that the guy just wants to use the bathroom in the cell. Frank says that this treatment is not fair and says that he needs a drink. Julius, the guy in the cell with Frank, tells Frank that he doesn’t look too well. Frank says that he is fine, but than falls over onto the floor. At the house, Carl squirts Debs in the butt with water and Debs says that it is not fair that Carl has braces and she doesn’t. Debs talks about moving to Michigan and Lip tells her that they aren’t moving there because Jimmy hasn’t been around and that is a good sign. Ian walks downstairs ready for ROTC. He tells everyone that he has drill. Lip follows him outside and asks how things are. Ian says that he is fine and has moved on from Mickey. Debs tries to talk to Fiona about Michigan, but she tells her that it is none of her business. Debs says that it is and reminds her that it was because of her that they have a house and not Fiona. Upset, Fiona leaves a message to Jimmy telling him off... read more.

3x11: Order Room Service recap: The scene opens with Fiona waking up Jimmy. She says that she can make their relationship work and says that they can move to Michigan. Mandy wakes up Lip and says that she wants to get to school early so that she can steal some tatar tots for Mickey’s wedding. Jimmy tells the family that Liam went to the bathroom by himself. Fiona sends him off to the store to pick up some tampons as well, and it is clear that Jimmy is not too happy about that. Lip tells Ian to get up and he says that he is not feeling well. Mandy tells Lip that she needs help setting up for the VFW and Lip says that Sheila and Chody need his help setting everything up for Karen. Ian volunteers regardless of how he feels. Mandy doesn’t understand why Lip has to help Sheila and Chody and Lip says that Karen can’t even walk and that she has frontal lobe damage. He says that the dude that hit her probably doesn’t have a scratch on him. Mandy drops her towel, but Lip is unimpressed. She gets dressed after the rejection... read more.

3x10: Civil Wrongs recap: The scene opens with Fiona getting ready for work. Ian’s bruises are healing from his fight with Mickey and Jimmy tells Fiona that he has to tell her something. They go outside and Jimmy tells her that he is going to finish Med School. He says that he will get student loans to pay for it and if it doesn’t work out, he’ll default. She tells him that she likes the idea and goes to work. Frank is at the meeting of the Gay Rights Movement and is introduced to the gay people. Frank reads a pre-written speech, but then talks to the gay members in his own words. It strikes something in them and they cheer for him. Afterwards, Frank tells Abraham, the leader of the movement, that he needs to have his room upgraded and tells him that he is their rainmaker on this. Abraham says that he will see what he can do and smacks Frank’s butt. Frank calls him a saucy tart and mingles with the gays... read more.

3x9: Frank the Plumber recap: The scene opens with Jimmy finding a cockroach on his toothbrush. He tells Fiona, who is trying on a skin tight dress, that she can’t wear that to an office job. She gets changed and goes downstairs. She tells Lip that she is going to go to Veronica’s to see what she has. Mandy comes in and says that she forgot a few things that she needs. Lip asks if he should just go to school, but realizes that he has to deal with Mandy. Christopher wakes up and makes Frank breakfast with a bloody Mary. They sit down and Frank’s foot is hurting him. Christopher says that she has a doctor who is Korean and she is great. Frank makes a racist comment about her, but realizes that Christopher works for the city. He says that he and Christopher qualify for domestic partner rights. Christopher doesn’t think that is how it works and Frank says that he is going to fight this... read more.

3x8: Where There's a Will recap: The scene opens with Patrick holding a service for Aunt Ginger. He says that she was happiest on her corner and that is where her ashes are going to lie. Frank tells Carl that Ginger was a prostitute despite her old age and that she was the best. Patrick dumps her ashes in the street and concludes the service. Fiona and Lip ask Patrick about the house and how it is odd that Ginger signed the house over to Patrick, who she hated. Patrick says that they will talk about this tomorrow. Lip is not happy of what Fiona or he is going to have to tell the others about the house. Carol comes over to Kev and Veronica’s and Kev says that she is looking nice... read more.
Recurring Guests

Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson (44 eps)
Michael Patrick McGill as Tommy (36 eps)
Isidora Goreshter as Svetlana (18 eps)
Kerry O'Malley as Kate (17 eps)
Kellen Michael as Chuck (16 eps)
Vanessa Bell Calloway as Carol Fisher (15 eps)
Jim Hoffmaster as Kermit (14 eps)
Tyler Jacob Moore as Tony Markovich (13 eps)
Stephanie Fantauzzi as Estefania (13 eps)
Nichole Bloom as Amanda (13 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Status: Returning Series
Network: SHOWTIME ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 09, 2011
Episode Order: 12
The High Strung - The Luck You Got Lyrics
• Besramnici (Used In Croatia)
• Brez sramu (Used In Slovenia)
• Hävyttömät (Used In Finland)
• No Limite (Used In Portugal)
• Shameless
• Shameless - Szégyentelenek (Used In Hungary)
• Shameless USA (Used In United Kingdom)
• Shameless – Nicht ganz nüchtern (Used In Germany)
• シェイムレス (Used In Japan)
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