Shameless is an British comedy-drama that follows the mishaps that take place in the Gallagher family and their close friends who live on the south-side of Manchester. The show premiered in 2004 and has since gone into becoming one of the most adored British shows ever. Today, Shameless is back for its ninth season and this time it’s shown on Sky.

This article takes an in-depth look at show’s ninth season. It will include its cast and characters review of the plot, critical reaction as well as production and filming episode guide, availability and release dates.

Cast and Characters

The principal characters of the show are the same throughout season nine. William H. Macy stars as Frank Gallagher, the family’s alcohol-addicted father who is often absent. Emmy Rossum plays his daughter Fiona who is the head of the Gallagher family and is struggling for the sake of keeping the clan unit. The rest of the family comprises Lip (Jeremy Allen White), Ian (Cameron Monaghan), Debbie (Emma Kenney), Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) as well as Liam (Christian Christian).

They are joined by a variety of brand new character. This includes Frank’s new partner Ingrid (Katey Sagal) as well as his AA mentor Buddy (Scott Michael Campbell) as well as Fiona’s newest lover, Ford (Richard Flood).

Plot Overview

Season 9 of Shameless continues and finds The Gallagher family facing another problem. Fiona is trying to make ends meet as she tries to create the family a better living. With the help of Frank she’s determined to make her goals become reality.

While that’s happening, Lip is trying to take care of his brand new baby and maintain his friendship and relationship with Tami (Kate Miner) on the right track. Ian is struggling with bipolar disorder and attempting to figure out where he belongs within the global community. Debbie is looking to discover her identity and create her mark on the world. Carl is looking to find his place within the Gallagher family. And Liam is searching for what he is doing in the world.

Critical Reception

The ninth season of Shameless is receiving mostly favorable reviews. Reviewers have praised the show’s ability to remain fresh and relevant, while remaining true to its comedy and heart. They also have praised the great cast and characters along with its compelling writing.

The show also earned nominations to be a nominee for Outstanding Leading Actor of an Comedy Series at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Production and Filming

Shameless the ninth season of Shameless was shot at Los Angeles, California. The production team consisted of Showrunner John Wells, director Mark Mylod along with the executive producer Nancy Pimental and Christopher Chulack.

Episode Guide

The season 9 of Shameless comprises twelve episodes. This includes:

Episode 1: „Are You There Shim? It’s Me, Ian“

Episode 2: „Mo White!“

Episode 3: „The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Alibi“

Episode 4: „Where’s My Meth?“

Episode 5: „Down Like the Titanic“

Episode 6: „Lost“

Episode 7: „The Hobo Games“

Episode 8: „Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia!“

Episode 9: „Los Diablos!“

Episode 10: „The Hobo Games – Part 2“

Episode 11: „O Captain, My Captain“

Episode 12: „Found“

Release and Availability

Shameless Season nine began airing on Sky on the 7th of November 2018. The entire season is now accessible to stream via Sky On Demand, Sky Go along with Now TV.


Shameless season 9 is a funny and touching version of the Gallagher family’s mishaps. This show is rated highly for its stellar writing and cast and has won an Emmy Award. The 9th season is available to stream on a range of platforms, so be sure to watch it!