William H. Macy stars as the Gallagher family's alcoholic patriarch, Frank in Shameless US - from Emmy Award-winning executive producer/writer John Wells (ER, The West Wing, Southland) - and is every bit as dysfunctional as his British counterpart, created by award-winning writer Paul Abbott (State of Play).
Set in Chicago, Shameless US finds the sprawling Gallagher clan struggling to make ends meet in today's recession. Not helped by the fact that their mother is AWOL and father is either passed out on the living room floor or with agoraphobic girlfriend Sheila (Oscar nominee - Joan Cusack), oldest daughter Fiona (Emmy Rossum) is left to the impossible task of keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on track.
Wells and Abbott have collaborated on the adaptation and are executive producers of the US series. Andrew Stearn (The West Wing, Southland) is co-executive producer.
Press Pack Contents
Find out how Manchester's finest are being moved to Chicago for the US version of the show
Meet Frank Gallagher: proud, working-class patriarch to a motley brood of six smart, spirited and independent kids
Details of the first three episodes of Shameless - US style
Who's who in the chaotic world of Shameless US
A quick chat with William H Macy and Emmy Rossum, stars of Shameless US
Find out all about the stars of More4's new series, Shameless US
Biographies for executive producers Paul Abbott and John Wells