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Shameless: Season 4 (2014)

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Season 4 of the misadventures of Chicago's Gallagher clan begins with the family being thrown into upheaval when a drug-addled and deathly ill Frank (William H. Macy) suddenly reappears. He tries to contrive an accident that will net him a big insurance payment, so he can afford a potential liver transplant. He also stalks his previously unseen daughter Sammi (Emily Bergl) and is surprised to learn she has a son. Meanwhile, Fiona (Emmy Rossum) cares for the household and works at Worldwide Cup with her boyfriend boss Mike Pratt (Jake McDorman), but she continues a secret affair with Robbie (Nick Gehlfuss). Her troubles only increase when she uses some cocaine to celebrate her birthday and young Liam gets into it and has to be rushed to the hospital. Jail suddenly becomes a real possibility for her. Elsewhere, Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) steals dogs and holds them for ransom, so he can earn some drug money for Frank; Lip (Jeremy White) struggles in school and with the ladies, and gets a surprise visit at college from Army investigators; and Sheila (Joan Cusack) has her first successful online date with a Native American cowboy named Roger Running Tree (Eloy Casados).

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William H. Macy
as Frank Gallagher
Emmy Rossum
as Fiona Gallagher
Justin Chatwin
as Steve/Jimmy
Cameron Monaghan
as Ian Gallagher
Emma Kenney
as Debbie Gallagher
Jeremy Allen White
as Lip Gallagher
Ethan Cutkosky
as Carl Gallagher
Zach McGowan
as Jody Silverman
Jake McDorman
as Mike Pratt
Eloy Casados
as Roger Running Tree
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Critic Reviews for Shameless: Season 4

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

We see what was promised at the end of last season, and yet again this show seems to have found a way to keep itself fresh for another year of screw ups and shameless antics.

February 3, 2014 | Full Review…

William H. Macy has often stolen the show as Frank while ranting nonsensically, but he got to show off his acting skills more here, as we see Frank like we've never seen him before.

January 17, 2014 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

Shameless and its characters continue to evolve during this third season and, if this US version continues to be smart, funny, and armed with an ace cast, it might just last nearly as long as its British predecessor.

January 16, 2014 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Sometimes I forgot just how far out Shameless is and this week wasn't even that intense of an episode!

January 13, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's an excellent, appropriately effed-up beginning and suggests the creative team has found a way to evolve without having to radically change what the show is.

January 13, 2014 | Full Review…

Even shrouded in darkness, they're still a joy to watch.

January 10, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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