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It was confirmed on December 14, 2016 from a Twitter post by Emmy Rossum. It was officially renewed on December 19, 2016. Production for season 8 began in May 2017.

Summary

Episodes

Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
We Become What We... Frank! Writer: Director: November 5, 2017 #1
The Gallaghers find themselves with money to burn as Carl sells their inheritance from Monica. Meanwhile, Fiona swears off random hookups to focus on her new apartment building; Lip deals with the sacrifice that comes with sobriety; and Frank emerges out of a meth-induced haze to make amends for decades of depravity.


Where's My Meth? Writer: Director: November 12, 2017 #2
Frank re-lives his 20s and joins the workforce for the first time! Meanwhile, Fiona grapples with evicting someone from her building; Lip works out a plan to sabotage Charlie's chances with Sierra; Ian and Carl make a troubling discovery about Monica; and Kev says his goodbyes as he prepares to go under the knife.


God Bless Her Rotting Soul Writer: Director: November 19, 2017 #3
A violent meth dealer threatens the Gallaghers, forcing Ian, Carl, Lip and Debbie to find a way to pay him off without involving Fiona. In the meantime, Fiona battles it out with a vindictive tenant; Lip cares for a down-and-out Professor Youens; and Frank - miraculously - attains something resembling sainthood.


Fuck Paying It Forward Writer: Director: November 26, 2017 #4
A blast from the past shakes up Fiona's view of her life. Meanwhile, Frank gets involved with Liam's school and becomes the most popular dad in the PTA; Lip learns getting laid is harder than anticipated when sober; Ian crosses a boundary with a kid from the youth center; and Kev and V take a trip to meet his birth family.


The (Mis)Education of Liam Fergus Beircheart Gallagher Writer: Director: December 3, 2017 #5
As Fiona tries to raise the profile of the neighborhood, Ian helps Trevor to raise money for a new youth shelter. Meanwhile, Carl loses his scholarship and gets creative with securing the tuition, Lip stands up to a friend and gets hurt and Frank teaches the parents at Liam's school all about the working class.


Icarus Fell and Rusty Ate Him Writer: Director: December 10, 2017 #6
Fiona is forced to reflect on her own life after a lonely tenant dies and the duty of cleaning out the apartment falls upon her. Meanwhile, Debbie has a pregnancy scare and winds up in a compromising position, Lip enlists Carl's help to search for his sponsor and Frank enjoys having his first-ever credit card.


Occupy Fiona Writer: Director: December 17, 2017 #7
Ian tests Fiona's patience and resolve by bringing a messy "Occupy Fiona" movement right to her front door. Lip struggles to get Professor Youens to court for his DUI trial. Meanwhile, a now unemployed Frank goes on a job hunt and Carl gets a feisty new rehab client with a plan to help him get the rest of his tuition.


Frank's Northern Southern Express Writer: Director: December 31, 2017 #8
Frank starts a booming import-export business. Fiona considers moving into her own place after Ford shows her a side of Chicago she's never seen. Meanwhile, Lip interviews new sponsors, Ian confronts a pastor trying to "pray the gay away" and Debbie deals with being unemployed while looking for a way to afford school and raise Franny.


The Fugees Writer: Director: #9


Church of Gay Jesus Writer: Director: #10


A Gallagher Pedicure Writer: Director: #11


Sleepwalking Writer: Director: #12


Cast

Main Cast

Recurring

  • Christian Isaiah - Liam Gallagher
  • Alan Rosenberg - Clyde Youens
  • Ruby Modine - Sierra Morton
  • Zack Pearlman - Neil Morton
  • Elliot Fletcher - Trevor
  • Alicia Coppola - Sue
  • Cooper Friedman - Lucas Morton
  • Chet Hanks - Charlie
  • Scott Michael Campbell - Brad
  • Jessica Szohr - Nessa Chabon
  • Perry Mattfeld - Mel
  • Levy Tran - Eddie
  • David Brackett - Duran
  • Juliette Angelo - Geneva
  • Richard Flood - Ford
  • Sammi Hanratti - Kassidi
  • Jim Hoffmaster - Kermit
  • Micheal Patrick McGill - Tommy
  • Dermot Mulroney - Sean Pierce
  • Damien Diaz - Derek Delgado