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Shameless: Season 4 (2014)




Critic Consensus: Shameless shows no signs of fatigue as it barrels into its fourth season, with the Gallaghers stirring up new and novel forms of mischief.


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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).


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 (14) | Top Critics (2)

Call it a comedy, call it a drama, call it whatever; it's great, and this was probably my favorite season yet.

December 18, 2017 | Full Review…

I think that Season Four could be a very interesting Season for the Gallaghers and for us as viewers.

December 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Season 4 may be setting itself up to get back to that point, but as it stands, things feel unfamiliar. With that said, unfamiliar is ok.

December 18, 2017 | Full Review…

I'm not trying to be negative-few shows love their characters as much as Shameless loves the Gallaghers-but I hope you're ready for another bumpy ride.

December 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Best season yet.

December 18, 2017 | Full Review…

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…

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