Articles for Shameless Season 1

Come January 9, 2011, say hello to this unusual family from Chicago: six children trying to make things work, while their dad is out getting drunk.That‘s the premise of the upcoming Showtime series Shameless, an adaptation of the acclaimed British drama, headlined by Oscar winner William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum.  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.It‘s a new year and 2011 is getting off to a fast start with a ton of new and returning shows this January. While my DVR runneth over, I urge you to pick and choose which ones to watch, and hopefully I can help by pointing out what‘s good and what‘s not.  Read more »
We‘re less than two weeks in, but I‘m ready to declare Showtime‘s Shameless as the best new show of 2011. The remake of a British series is a fascinating study in a family of latchkey children living with their single alcoholic father, played by the always brilliant William H. Macy.  Read more »
There‘s more going on in Hollywood than the Oscars and Charlie Sheen‘s epic meltdown. Here are the other stories of the day.  Read more »
The first season of Showtime‘s brilliant new drama Shameless ended with a sad state of affairs for the characters. Fiona chose not to go to Costa Rica with Steve, instead staying with her family. Lip nearly killed his dad after learning about Frank‘s sexual webcam show with Karen. And Karen‘s dad took the final plunge, killing himself over the embarrassment of his daughter‘s exploits.It was a real downer, but it fit beautifully with the series and firmly established Shameless as my favorite new show of the year. William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum deserve Emmy nominations for their fearless performances as the clueless drunk Frank and the hard-working Fiona.  Read more »
The 2011 installment of the pop-culture insanity that is Comic-Con is now but weeks away. Those privileged enough to have tickets are anxiously awaiting the official schedule announcement so as to better plan out every minute of their San Diego weekend. While the official 2011 Comic-Con schedule is still to come, several TV shows have officially announced their attendance. Read more »
Showtime is busy gearing up for its new and returning shows, and it has hit the TV jackpot. The brilliant drama Shameless has secured Lone Star‘s James Wolk for its second season, while the new Kristen Bell comedy House of Lies has added two more stars to its cast.  Read more »
Finally! Comic-Con has begun to release its schedule for the 2011 festivities at the San Diego Convention Center. As you might imagine, there are plenty of TV-related events going on throughout the days. In case you didn‘t want to wade through the entirety of the events schedule, we have a listing of just the television events and panels. Read more »
The Emmys often get a bad rap for nominating the same shows and actors over and over again, but this year, the Drama field is wide open. In the five major categories, 10 of the 30 nominees from last year aren‘t even eligible thanks to the end of Lost and extended hiatuses for Breaking Bad and Damages. To put that in perspective, the comedy side only has four nominees from last year who aren‘t eligible.  Read more »
Some of the smaller Emmy categories are usually my favorites, and this year, the races for Guest Actor and Actress are filled with some superb performances. Glee scored three nominations for its guest actresses, including a surprising but deserving one for Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Beiste. And Saturday Night Live also dominated with three hosts scoring nominations.  Read more »
This year, despite some glaring oversights, the Emmy Awards got a lot of stuff right. They welcomed plenty of new shows like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and The Big C while also including returning favorites ignored in previous years like Friday Night Lights, Justified and Parks and Recreation.  Read more »
There‘s a lot going on at Comic-Con every day. A casual attendee might get a little bit overwhelmed when trying to choose exactly which panels to attend on every day of the convention. That‘s where BuddyTV can help. Read more »
This year at the San Diego Comic-Con, Showtime went big and scheduled a two-hour panel for three of its shows. Dexter, Shameless and the new show, Homeland, all took over Ballroom 20 for the first evening of the 2011 Con. Read more »
And they‘re actually pretty good.Like everybody who spends way too much time watching or thinking about television, I am continuously irritated by most major TV awards. When the same, arguably-inferior shows get nominated year after year, irritation is hard to avoid. But sometimes an award listing gets it right. This year‘s nominations for the Critics Choice Television Awards get it very right. Read more »

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