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Showtime's "Shameless" Back for SEASON 4

Updated on March 16, 2014

SHAMELESS makes a comeback January 12th.


Everyday life?

Dealing with an alcoholic father named Frank, the family must make the best out of life. Frank is constantly drunk and typically getting into all kinds of trouble but how much longer can the family take it? If you have not seen Seasons 1-3 then I highly recommend that you try to watch them. Showtime featured a recent marathon of every episode leading up to the January 12th debut of Season 4. In the new season we are bound to see some new things "pop" up. Keep an eye and ear out for anything SHAMELESS this January!

Shameless in Chicago

Showtime's hit series "Shameless" is actually a spin off of a British comedy of the same name. It is only fitting that Season 4 premieres on January 12th, 2014 seeing how the UK premiere of the show debuted to audience's on January 13th, 2004. I just thought this was kind of ironic! The original series won several awards throughout its run on british television. On May 28th of 2013, the UK series aired its final episode to the dismay of the British viewers.

The US premiere of the revamped "Americanized" series happened to be on January 9th, 2011, while the UK series was still getting regular new airtime in the UK. Paul Abbott was the writer of the UK version and also supervises the writing of the US copycat. It is not really a copycat as much as it is just a display of what daily situations the American working middle class in Chicago face. The show was a hit in the UK because of the way it connects with everyday working class people of the United Kingdom. It just so happens to be that the American audience has also enjoyed relating with the lovable, at times, characters from the show.

We follow a not-so-typical family living in Chicago dealing with drug, alcohol, sex, relationship, pregnancy, and any imaginable problem that we can face as Americans living in this day and age just trying to make ends meet financially. Many people from all walks of life here in America can relate with at least one character from the ensemble cast of crudes and crazies. It is a fun show and is meant to be watched with a light heart but at times it can strike home by presenting a serious issue that we may have faced ourselves in life.


You can watch SEASON 4 of Shameless on Showtime every Sunday starting January 12th, 2014. Here is a list of episodes that will air this season and the dates that they will air :

1 - "Simple Pleasures" - January 12th, 2014

2 - "My Oldest Daughter" - January 19th, 2014

3 - "Like Father, Like Daughter" - January 26th, 2014

4 - "Strangers on a Train" - February 9th, 2014

5 - "There's the Rub" - February 16th, 2014

6 - "Iron City" - February 23rd, 2014

This should get you a great start with this amazing situational comedy. It is for adults, do not get me wrong. A lot of the humor can be crude and off setting so be warned. Nudity is a regular sight on the show so if that would offend you, then stay away. It is not done in poor taste and it does not focus on the nudity like some other shows do. It is a great show.

A Crazy Family with an Amazing Cast


SHAMELESS - Season 4 Trailer

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Enjoy the show!

The family will take you through their own personal hell and back. It will take you to the very limits of life and death and then push you either further towards the cliff and sometimes lending a hand back to the real world. Calling this show a rollercoaster of life events would be a very timid, mild understatement. I can not reveal too much here because the point of this article is to get you to go watch the show but I can say that in Season 4, you may not expect what is coming. Season 4 is bound to catch you off guard if you have been following every season like I have. Please Enjoy the show and share the love with your friends!!

The original UK cast for the original series in the UK.

This is the original cast from Shameless (UK)
This is the original cast from Shameless (UK) | Source


William H. Macy
Frank Gallagher
Seasons 1-3
Emmy Rossum
Fiona Gallagher
Seasons 1-3
Justin Chatwin
Steve Wilton/Jimmy Lishman
Seasons 1-3
Ethan Cutkosky
Carl Gallagher
Seasons 1-3
Shanola Hampton
Veronica Fisher
Seasons 1-3
Steve Howey
Kevin "Kev" Ball
Seasons 1-3
Emma Kenney
Debbie Gallagher
Seasons 1-3
Cameron Monaghan
Ian Gallagher
Jeremy Allen White
Phillip "Lip" Gallagher
Seasons 1-3
Joan Cusack
Sheila Jackson
Seasons 1-3
Noel Fisher
Mickey Milkovich
Seasons 1-3
Emma Greenwell
Mandy Milkovich
Zach McGowan
Jody Silverman
Seasons 1-3
Laura Slade Wiggins
Karen Jackson
Seasons 1-3
This is most of the predominant cast that is featured in nearly every episode. Give or Take ...


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