TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - July 27, 2018
This September, Showtime's Shameless returns for its ninth season which will find the Gallagher family of Chicago reaching the 100 episode milestone all shows strive to achieve. That's no small feat, either, considering that the UK series on which the show is based only ran for two years.
Shameless has set itself apart from the pack by endearing us to a rather rough and tumble multicultural family that hasn't had much representation on screen before. The show has always been a beacon of progressivism without being, well, shameless about it. There are gay characters, characters in polyamorous relationships, mixed race couples, and none of it has ever been a big deal. Even better, none of them are safe from the show's decidedly un-PC sense of humor, either.
While there's no word on whether William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, and the rest of the cast will be back for a tenth season, it's definitely going to be great having the Gallaghers back on the boob tube. In fact, you might even say the best thing about Shameless is that it keeps the word boob in boob tube, which is no small feat, and nothing to scoff at. Shameless returns to Showtime for season 9 on 9/9.