Shameless is an American comedy-drama series adapted by John Wells based upon the British series of the same name.
Shameless airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although filmed in Los Angeles, with the exterior scenes filmed in Chicago.The series premiered on January 9, 2011.The show's second season, which began shooting on July 5, 2011 premiered on Sunday, January 8, 2012. On February 1, 2012, the series was renewed for a third season, which began shooting on June 27, 2012 and premiered on Sunday, January 13, 2013. On January 29, 2013, Showtime renewed Shameless for a fourth season, which premiered on January 12, 2014. On February 18, 2014, Showtime renewed Shameless for a fifth season.
The series depicts the dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher, a single father of six children. While he spends his days drunk, his kids learn to take care of themselves.
- William H. Macy - Frank Gallagher (1-5)
- Emmy Rossum - Fiona Gallagher (1-5)
- Jeremy Allen White - Phillip "Lip" Gallagher (1-5)
- Cameron Monaghan - Ian Gallagher (1-5)
- Emma Kenney - Debbie Gallagher (1-5)
- Ethan Cutkosky - Carl Gallagher (1-5)
- Brennan Kane Johnson & Blake Alexander Johnson - Liam Gallagher (1-5)
- Shanola Hampton - Veronica Fisher (1-5)
- Steve Howey - Kevin "Kev" Ball (1-5)
- Joan Cusack - Sheila Jackson (1-5)
- Justin Chatwin - Jimmy Lishman/Steve/Jack (1-3)
- Laura Slade Wiggins - Karen Jackson (1-2)
- Noel Fisher - Mickey Milkovich (1-5)
- Emma Greenwell - Mandy Milkovich (2-5)
- Zach McGowan - Jody Silverman (2-3)
- Jake McDorman - Mike Pratt (4)
- Emily Bergl - Sammi/Samantha Gallagher (5)