Press Release: Today, SHOWTIME unveiled the season five key art for its hit comedy series SHAMELESS, which premieres on Sunday, January 11th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. SHAMELESS stars Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner William H. Macy as pickled patriarch Frank Gallagher and Golden Globe® nominee Emmy Rossum as daughter and resilient Gallagher leader Fiona. SHAMELESS kicks off the SHOWTIME triple-header block of comedies, leading into HOUSE OF LIES at 10 p.m. ET/PT and EPISODES at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The trio of powerhouse comedies are all led by Emmy nominees for their roles, William H. Macy, Don Cheadle and Matt LeBlanc.
Recently garnering three Emmy Award nominations in the comedy category, SHAMELESS season five finds the Gallaghers dealing with both the upside and downside of personal and urban renewal. As their neighborhood begins a move towards gentrifying, the Gallagher clan begins to reconcile their chaotic past in the hopes of building a better future. Dermot Mulroney, Steve Kazee and Sasha Alexander will guest star. The series stars Macy and Rossum, along with Ethan Cutkosky, Emily Bergl, and special guest star Joan Cusack. Based on the long-running hit U.K. series, SHAMELESS is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning television and film producer John Wells, Andrew Stearn, Christopher Chulack, Nancy M. Pimental and Davey Holmes. Wells developed the series for American television based on the original series created by Paul Abbott, who also serves as the show’s executive consultant. SHAMELESS is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television.