|Start Date||January 9 2011|
|End Date||March 27 2011|
|Executive Producer(s)|| John Wells|
|Number of Episodes||12|
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The first season of Shameless' US remake consisted of 12 episodes that began airing on January 9, 2011. The season introduces the dysfunctional Gallagher family who live in Chicago's South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood as well as the other shameless residents.
The season mainly focuses on the up's and down's of Fiona Gallagher's new relationship with Steve Lishman. Their relationship begins when Fiona has her purse snatched at a nightclub and Steve attempts to retreive it from a mugger.
The season also follows Kev and Veronica, the Gallagher's neighbours, as they are forced to become foster parents due to fertility problems. The Gallagher patriarch, Frank meets Sheila Jackson, the mother of Lip's girlfriend Karen and the two become a couple.
Lip also discovers that his closest brother, Ian is gay and having an affair with a married man. But this could soon change when Ian starts an affair of his own, with a local bad boy.
|Pilot||Writer: Paul Abbott & John Wells||Director: Mark Mylod||January 9, 2011||#101|
|Fiona's purse is stolen, but a handsome stranger named Steve helps her. Lip has suspicions about Ian's sexuality, and decides he should take him to Karen Jackson to confirm his suspicions.
|Frank the Plank||Writer: Paul Abbott & John Wells||Director: John Wells||January 16, 2011||#102|
|Frank, heavily intoxicated from the previous night, wakes up in Canada, with no memory of how he arrived there. The children and friends search for him, but one may be hiding something.
|Aunt Ginger||Writer: Nancy M. Pimental||Director: Stephen Hopkins||January 23, 2011||#103|
|Fiona, having dumped Steve, decides to date Tony, a local cop who has had feelings for her since childhood. A woman from the Office of the Inspector General knocks on the Gallagher's door looking for Aunt Ginger, the owner of the family house, who has supposedly been living in a Wisconsin nursing home for 12 years.
|Casey Casden||Writer: Cindy Caponera||Director: Todd Holland||January 30, 2011||#104|
|Debbie steals a toddler from a birthday party while depressed from Aunt Ginger's departure. The family creates a plan that will return the boy to his family while avoiding the increased police presence in the area.
|Three Boys||Writer: Alex Borstein||Director: Mimi Leder||February 6, 2011||#105|
|Frank has an interesting appointment with his disability doctor, who demands a biopsy of a strange third lump in his scrotum. Kev and Veronica fake a wedding to earn a lump sum of cash from Veronica's deceased father, to be given to her on her wedding day.
|Killer Carl||Writer: Mike O'Malley||Director: John Dahl||February 13, 2011||#106|
|Lip gets busted taking the SAT's for a number of other students. Carl gets in trouble at school and the principal demands to see one of Carl's parents, or he will face expulsion.
|Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father||Writer: Etan Frankel||Director: David Nutter||February 20, 2011||#107|
|Frank is hunted by two ruthless thugs after he fails to follow through with an illegal money making scheme, and he must repay them $6000. The Gallagher family helps Frank fake his own death to convince the thugs to leave town. Steve takes Fiona to an expensive hotel to get away from her family and work stress. Linda has the cameras at the Kash and Grab fixed, which has implications on Ian's affair with Kash and there is a suprise for Sheila as she does something she hasn't done in years.
|It's Time to Kill the Turtle||Writer: Nathan Jackson & Nancy M. Pimental||Director: Scott Frank||February 27, 2011||#108|
|Frank stops drinking (for $3000), which pleases Carl and Debbie, but Lip doesn't believe Frank is capable of two sober weeks. Ian continues his relationship with Mickey. Fiona scrambles to find a better paying job while Steve's past starts catching up with him. Lip tours the University of Chicago campus and is offered an interesting opportunity. Veronica and Kev's foster daughter is a little different than expected, having come from a Mormon polygamous sect.
|But at Last Came a Knock||Writer: Alex Borstein||Director: Mark Mylod||March 6, 2011||#109|
|Frank is in line for some settlement money but there's a catch: he needs his missing wife Monica to sign the paperwork. Debbie discovers a secret about Steve, and extorts him to keep it a secret. Ian has an eventful day at work, and Lip does some work for Steve to buy concert tickets for Karen.
|Nana Gallagher Had an Affair||Writer: Cindy Caponera||Director: Adam Bernstein||March 13, 2011||#110|
|Liam's paternity test reveals different results than expected, as does another member of the Gallagher family. Karen attends the Purity Ball with her father, Eddie, on the promise that if she "rededicates herself as a virgin", she can have the car. Fiona and Steve move in next door so Fiona can keep an eye on the kids while Monica tries (and fails) to be their mom again.
|Daddyz Girl||Writer: Nancy M. Pimental||Director: Sanaa Hamri||March 20, 2011||#111|
|Amy Smart guest stars as a school-mother in Debbie's class whose take on friendship leaves Fiona a little confused. Steve's "business" finally leads Tony to investigate what he's up to. Lip and Ian go on a search for Ian's real dad. Karen finds an extreme way to pay Eddie back for embarrassing her at the Purity Ball. Frank's worker's compensation is terminated and he searches for a new job to get hurt at.
|Father Frank, Full of Grace||Writer: John Wells||Director: Mark Mylod||March 27, 2011||#112|
|Lip and Ian spend the night in jail on grand theft auto charges. Eddie finds out that Frank slept with Karen and goes in search of revenge, later joined by Lip. Fiona has a difficult decision to make when Steve asks her to run away with him to Costa Rica.
- William H. Macy - Frank Gallagher
- Emmy Rossum - Fiona Gallagher
- Justin Chatwin - Steve / Jimmy Lishman
- Cameron Monaghan - Ian Gallagher
- Jeremy Allen White - Phillip "Lip" Gallagher
- Shanola Hampton - Veronica Fisher
- Steve Howey - Kevin "Kev" Ball
- Ethan Cutkosky - Carl Gallagher
- Emma Kenney - Debbie Gallagher
- Laura Slade Wiggins - Karen Jackson
- Joan Cusack - Sheila Jackson
- Pej Vahdat - Kash
- Brennan Kane Johnson & Blake Alexander Johnson - Liam Gallagher
- Tyler Jacob Moore - Tony Markovich
- Joel Murray - Eddie Jackson
- Jane Levy - Mandy Milkovich
- Madison Davenport - Ethel
- Marguerite Moreau - Linda
- Noel Fisher - Mickey Milkovich
- Chloe Webb - Monica Gallagher
- Carlease Burke - Roberta