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Cable network looking towards award-winning UK hit for inspiration for new show; drama features worker-class dad of nine.
Jan 06, 2009
HBO working on Shameless adaptation
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Chalk up another UK show that's being adapted for American audiences. HBO is working on a domestic version of Channel 4's hit Shameless, created by Coronation Street and Clocking Off writer Paul Abbott.

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Poor Things
Jan 10, 2011
Shameless: Prettyin' Up Poverty
Showtime's dark new dramedy seeks to shock and astonish, but the well-acted pilot lacked heart.
Plus: Big Love gets a premiere date, ABC orders another crime drama, and a new Showtime show intrigues.
Oct 15, 2009
News Briefs: Jorja Fox Just Can't Stay Away from CSI

...Starz is still trying to get on the premium cable prestige bandwagon with another original series. This one is called Gravity, a half-hour dramedy that will star Ving Rhames, Krysten Ritter, Ivan Sergei, and model Rachel Hunter. It's about a bunch of suicide survivors, and was co-created by the unpleasant Eric Schaeffer (If Lucy Fell), who will, of course, co-star. Admittedly, this sounds a lot more interesting than any of Starz's other shows. [THR]

...Yay! The next season of one the best shows currently running, HBO's Big Love, will premiere on January 10. Ohh, and Sissy Spacek is doing an arc on the show as a Washington lobbyist. Innnnteresting. [Variety]

...ABC has ordered 13 episodes of a crime drama called The Gates, about a seemingly placid gated suburban community that, of course, turns out to be more than meets the eye. So it's basically like the ...

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The Gallaghers' false benefit claims catch up with them this week when they get a call from the authorities.
Mar 02, 2009
Shameless gets benefits shock

Monica and Frank are in for a shock when a benefits officer arrives at the lawless Chatsworth Estate. Still claiming for their children who have since moved out, the couple are under intense pressure to stall the local authorities by any means possible, or face jail.

Elsewhere this episode, Paddy wakes up to find himself chained to a bed while Carl schemes in an efforts to discover Micky's true sexuality. Episode six of Shameless, series six airs on Channel 4 this Tuesday, March 3, at 10pm.

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Well-Deserved
Oct 10, 2012
News Briefs: Louie Will Break Until 2014
Plus: Gossip Girl is back but nobody knows, Fox orders a despicable reality show, and Parks and Rec brings back a fave.
Never Go TV Hungry
Nov 23, 2011
23 Great TV Shows to Watch Online Over Thanksgiving Weekend
We combed the web and compiled a menu of 23 shows (and recommended relative pairings) to sample during your holiday downtime; skip the mall, fire up your laptop, fix a leftover-turkey sandwich, and settle in.
We'd rather remember the show fondly; while it's still got fresh storylines left.
May 11, 2010
Shameless Should Quit While It's Ahead

We Brits have an awful habit of renewing shows past their prime. Take The Bill for example: its dwindling audience figures prove it should have been axed far earlier than ITV's fiscal downfall. Our memories would be far more favourable if, like Fawlty Towers or Black Books, its heyday was all we could look back on. For outrageous family drama Shameless, we fear for a similar fate. Its seventh (yes, seventh) season concludes on Channel 4 tonight in a finale full of unanswered questions. Shameless warrants, nay demands, another season, but how much further can it go?

Frank Gallagher, the show's leading foul-mouthed father, lures and looses a new woman almost every season. While these relationships, and their affect on his children, used to be the main focus of the show the producers have wisely moved away from this, keeping the series varied enough to still entertain. Lust ...

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Pauline McLynn has filmed nude scenes after being cast as Frank Gallagher's love interest in Shameless.
Jan 13, 2010
'Mrs Doyle' gets naked in Shameless

She was more likely to bake cakes than show her buns as dowdy Mrs Doyle in Father Ted, but the 47-year-old Irish actress gets naked as librarian Libby Croaker in the Manchester-based show.

She said: "It's not exactly a part people have seen me play before, I was always handier as character old crones - I get to be someone my own age now and actually somebody's love interest, and I have to get my kit off because it's Shameless and sex with someone else, or something else, comes hand in hand with being on the Chatsworth estate."

The sex scenes are certainly further from Father Ted than Manchester is from Craggy Island, where Mrs Doyle attended to Father Ted and his sidekicks Dougal and Jack - often employing her famous "ah go on, go on, go on, go on" catchphrase, but Pauline has ...

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We've seen the usual levels of chaos and crime emerging from the Chatsworth Estate throughout the sixth series so far, but that could all be about to change this week when Frank is faced with some life-changing news.
Feb 06, 2009
Frank really is Shameless

Frank, who has recently fathered his seventh child in Shameless, has been on the wrong side of the law throughout the Channel 4 drama. This week however, he's the victim of an identity mix-up, leaving him a free man... but will this make any difference to his life?

Shameless airs on Channel 4 this Tuesday at 10pm.

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Fiona Gallagher [ 2004 - 2005 ]
Frank Gallagher
Steve McBride [ 2004 - 2005 ]
Sheila Jackson [ 2004 - 2007 ]
Kev Ball [ 2004 - 2007 ]
The critically acclaimed and brilliantly funny drama from award-winning writer Paul Abbott features the Chatsworth Estate's Gallaghers, probably the UK's most dysfunctional family.

Head of the family, Frank, embarks on a series of adventures with his remarkably well-balanced children Fiona, Lip, Ian, Debbie, Carl and Liam - not forgetting the other two with Frank's valium-fuelled lover, Sheila. A shambolic family living on a Manchester estate, where eldest sister Fiona has to look after her five younger siblings after their mother's disappearance and their father became an alcoholic. After Fiona herself escapes, it's down to her twelve year old Sister Debbie to run the Gallagher household. With Sheila leaving and Monica's return it's a whole new ball game at the Gallagher residents, and it's not all plain sailing with Monica's estranged girlfriend Norma living in the van in the yard. No-ones life is ever going to be the same.

Now in its eighth series things are still as dysfunctional as ever on the Chatsworth Estate with, Frank and Libby trying to get married with Monica coming back on the scene, Mimi's a new mother once again but still has the task of having to find out ho the father is. Also, Karen and Jamie are trying to get on with their lives after all the recent events and, there's also a whole load of new people on the scene just waiting to cause mayhem.

Shameless is packed with sex, drugs, gratuitous violence, love and scams. Chaos ensues with more tales of how one extraordinary family goes about its normal everyday life.moreless