The hit comedy "Shameless" will premiere its third season on Showtime premium cable television on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. "Shameless" stars William H. Macy, Justin Chatwin and Emmy Rossum.
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Season three picks up almost five months since the end of season two. The season finds each member of the dysfunctional Gallagher family seeking their own individual version of the "American Dream."
Spring is in the air and Jimmy (Justin Chatwin) has moved into the Gallagher home. Fiona (Emmy Rossum) is beginning to realize that a long-term relationship is not nearly as fulfilling as she expected, nd her GED will only get her so far. Meanwhile, Frank (William H. Macy) reappears south of the border, with no idea how he got there.
Emmy winner and Golden Globe® nominee Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") will appear in two episodes during the third season of "Shameless." Guest starring in two episodes, Whitford will play Abraham, a powerful, well-dressed, sophisticated gay man who is a political activist.
William H. Macy stars as Frank, the Gallagher family patriarch, an alcoholic with six children "Shameless" also stars Emmy Rossum as Fiona Gallagher, Justin Chatwin as Steve, Cameron Monaghan as Ian Gallagher, Ethan Cutkosky as Carl Gallagher, Emma Kenney as Debbie Gallagher, Jeremy Allen White as Lip Gallagher and Joan Cusack as Shiela Jackson.
Based on the long-running hit UK series, "Shameless" is executive produced by Emmy-winning television and film producer John Wells, as well as Andrew Stearn and Mark Mylod. Wells developed the series for American television, with the UK series creator Paul Abbott serving as an Executive Consultant. The acclaimed series is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television.