‘Shameless’ is an American comedy-drama television series that airs on Showtime. Developed by John Wells, the show is an adaptation of a long-running award-winning British comedy-drama series of the same name by Paul Abbott that ran from 2004 to 2013. While the original show was based in Manchester, this adaptation focuses on the impoverished Irish-American family of the Gallaghers as they navigate life in South Side of Chicago.
Interestingly, John Wells, who is known for being the showrunner of popular shows such as ‘ER’, ‘Third Watch’, and the later years of ‘The West Wing’, optioned the rights to the American version of ‘Shameless’ six years before Season 1 actually premiered on January 9, 2011. While Season 1 did not receive an outstanding response from television critics, it immediately struck a chord with viewers. Since then, ‘Shameless’ has seen a whopping nine seasons air, with each season receiving critical acclaim. Now, in what comes as great news for fans of the show, Showtime has announced that ‘Shameless’ will be making a comeback with a tenth season. Here’s everything we know about Season 10 thus far.
Shameless Cast: Who is in it?
As mentioned earlier, ‘Shameless’ revolves around the working-class Irish-American Gallagher family who move from the bleak industrial city of Manchester to Chicago.
Playing the role of the Gallagher family patriarch, Frank Gallagher, is none other than ‘Fargo’ star and Emmy-winning actor William H. Macy. The eldest sibling among the Gallagher children, Fiona Gallagher, is played by Golden Globe nominee and ‘Mystic River’ star, Emmy Rossum. The rest of the Gallagher children, Lip, Ian, Debbie, Carl, and Liam, are played by Jeremy Allen White, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Kenney, Ethan Cutkosky, and Christian Isaiah (earlier by Brenden Sims), respectively.
Other cast members who enjoy significant screen time include Chloe Webb as Frank’s bipolar ex-wife Monica Gallagher, Shanola Hampton as Veronica Fisher, Steve Howey as Kevin Ball, and Michael Patrick McGill as Tommy.
There are dozens of other characters who make recurring and episodic appearances throughout the show, and you can look up the full cast of the show, if you’re interested.