Shameless (US) is an American comedy-drama series adapted by John Wells based upon the British series of the same name.
Shameless airs on Showtime at 9/8c. 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 depicts the dysfunctional family of the Gallaghers. The show stars Frank Gallagher, a single father of six children. While he spends his days drunk, his six kids learn to take care of themselves through their lives.
The series premiered on January 9, 2011 and was renewed for a second season. The show's second season premiered January 8, 2012. The series was renewed for a third season on February 1, 2012. The third season premiered on January 13, 2013, and on January 29, 2013, Shameless was renewed for a fourth season. Season 4 premiered January 12, 2014. On February 18, 2014, the series was renewed for a fifth season, which premiered on January 11, 2015. The series was renewed for a sixth season on January 12, 2015, when it premiered on Janurary 10, 2016. Shameless was renewed for a seventh season on January 12, 2016. Season 7 premiered on October 2, 2016. Season 8 was confirmed on December 14, 2016.
- William H. Macy - Frank Gallagher (1-Present)
- Emmy Rossum - Fiona Gallagher (1-Present)
- Jeremy Allen White - Phillip "Lip" Gallagher (1-Present)
- Cameron Monaghan - Ian Gallagher (1-Present)
- Emma Kenney - Debbie Gallagher (1-Present)
- Ethan Cutkosky - Carl Gallagher (1-Present)
- Shanola Hampton - Veronica Fisher (1-Present)
- Steve Howey - Kevin "Kev" Ball (1-Present)
- Joan Cusack - Sheila Jackson (1-5)
- Justin Chatwin - Jimmy Lishman (1-3, Guest 4-5)
- Laura Slade Wiggins - Karen Jackson (1-2, Recurring 3)
- Noel Fisher - Mickey Milkovich (3-5, Recurring 1-2, Guest 6-7)
- Emma Greenwell - Mandy Milkovich (3-4, Recurring 2 / 5, Guest 6)
- Isidora Goreshter - Svetlana Fisher (7, Guest 3, Recurring 4-6)
- Emily Bergl - Samantha "Sammi" Slott (5, Recurring 4)
- Jake McDorman - Mike Pratt (4, Recurring 3)
- Zach McGowan - Jody Silverman (3, Recurring 2)
- Brennan Kane Johnson & Blake Alexander Johnson - Liam Gallagher (1-4)
- Brenden Sims and Brandon Sims - Liam Gallagher (5-Present)
- Michael Patrick McGill - Tommy (1-Present)
- Jim Hoffmaster - Kermit (1-Present)
- Kerry O'Malley - Kate (1-4)
- Chloe Webb - Monica Jean Gallagher (1-7)
- Vanessa Bell Calloway - Carol Fisher (1-6)
- Dennis Cockrum - Terry Milkovich (1-4)
- Kellen Michael - Chuckie Slott (4-6)
- Nichole Bloom - Amanda (4-6)
- Steve Kazee - Gus Pfender (5-6)
- Dermot Mulroney - Sean Pierce (5-6)
- Stephanie Fantauzzi - Estefania (2-3)
- Jane Levy - Mandy Milkovich (1)
Each season has 12 episodes with every season premiering sometime in January.