Shameless: Season 9 (2018 - 2019)


Season 9
Shameless

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Shameless enters its ninth season on a tight budget of fresh stories left to tell, but still finds some rich new notes of characterization -- all while gracefully bidding adieu to Emmy Rossum.

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 9, 2018

Frank gets into trouble with the Hopkins Academy PTA; Fiona struggles with her decision to bail Ian out of jail, while he continues his Gay Jesus antics inside.

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Air date: Sep 16, 2018

Fiona pursues a risky investment opportunity: Frank discovers the financial incentives of local politics; Carl bolsters his West Point application in unexpected ways; Ian is overwhelmed by the growth of the Gay Jesus movement.

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Air date: Sep 23, 2018

Frank faces obstacles in his new role; Fiona prepares to close her real estate deal; Carl enlists V to help him get a recommendation from a congressman; Xan has a medical emergency; Ian embarks on a spiritual journey.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2018

Election day puts Frank and Fiona in a head-to-head battle as they each try to round up votes for their candidates; Lip makes a choice about Xan's future; with his trial looming, Ian struggles to decide how to plead.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2018

Frank's new liver medication comes with tragic side effects; Ian tries to get away from Fiona's hovering; Lip has to keep himself occupied during a day of temptation; Carl makes a connection at a West Point mixer.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2018

Frank employs Liam to help him chase down a romantic connection; Fiona struggles to keep up with the demands of her new investment as Ford pushes her to get serious about their relationship.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2018

Debbie finds Fiona at a low point and helps her pick up the pieces as Fiona continues to face pressure from Max Whitford on her investment hubris; Frank enjoys the honeymoon period of his relationship with Ingrid.

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Air date: Jan 20, 2019

Fiona's downward spiral continues; Carl and Kelly continue their relationship in secret; Ingrid ropes Frank into fulfilling her lifelong dream; Tami shows Lip a different version of adulthood.

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Air date: Jan 27, 2019

Frank searches for ways to finance Ingrid's vision for their future; Fiona's anger issues cause problems at Patsy's; Lip is forced to confront his real feelings for Tami; Kelly's father attempts to get in the middle of her relationship with Carl.

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Air date: Feb 10, 2019

Frank meets his match in a fellow participant in the Hobo Loco competition; Fiona has a dark encounter at Patsy's that scares her into cleaning up her act; Debbie throws herself into home improvements as she gets closer with Kelly.

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Cast & Crew

William H. Macy
Frank Gallagher

Actor
Emmy Rossum
Fiona Gallagher

Actor
Jeremy Allen White
Lip Gallagher

Actor
Ethan Cutkosky
Carl Gallagher

Actor
Shanola Hampton
Veronica

Actor
Steve Howey
Kev

Actor
Emma Kenney
Debbie Gallagher

Actor
Cameron Monaghan
Ian Gallagher

Actor
Christian Isaiah
Liam Gallagher

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John Wells
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Audience Reviews for Shameless: Season 9

  • Nov 26, 2021
    Nine seasons in and I see where people might say the show is running tired, but nonetheless it's still as captivating to me as any other season. Bittersweet to see Emmy Rossum's (Fiona Gallagher's) exit in the show, seeing how it became very centered around her. Her stories ending (if that's what you can call it) seemed sort of rushed and happened all too fast, but I still feel it was a good end to Fiona's crazed life in the South Side. Will have to disagree with others saying its become too political, though. This season has felt no more "political" than others. This show simply exemplifies real life experiences and presents viewers with REAL LIFE.
  • May 10, 2021
    at this point i dont remember the older seasons below the surface level, but felt that this was a tad bit toned down and its not a bad thing. finally some wholesome ending.
  • Apr 27, 2021
    Dropping this show after 3 episodes from this season. It has been gradually getting too political for entertainment but now it's just shoving woke agendas in the faces of the audience .
  • Jan 25, 2021
    It isn't one of the best Shameless seasons, but Fiona's character development is worth to watch due to the amazing Emmy Rossum performances. The story is full of drama and has some twists. It never fails to entertain.
  • Oct 30, 2020
    I used to love this show until its turned super left wing political in season 9.
  • Sep 22, 2020
    Make no mistake the second half of Shameless proved this is Jeremy Allen White's show now and while he's a fantastic in small doses, his arch can not carry a show. The writing has become lazy and frankly this should be it for a show that is out of steam. William H. Macy is just cashing a check and getting to be nuanced with a character that has been played out. Emma Rossum grew on me over the years and proved she could carry the ball when given. While I think White will have a better career long term, Rossum was this show and the writing has no clue where or how to continue and it was proven time and time again. There are some heartfelt moments and it's sad to see something you enjoy come to an end. Let's hope this show doesn't come back.
  • Aug 20, 2020
    Done! I am soooo done with Shameless. I could BARELY get through Season 9's politics and the same story line told over and over. What I could get through of Season 10 was NOTHING but ridiculous political nonsense. We get enough of mind numbing back and forth political BS every time we look at a screen. Some of us just want to binge on a dysfunctional family – to laugh, cry, and get angry – is that too much to as for? I'm done. Hopefully, they will not renew this show for another season. What a waste – this used to be my favorite show.
  • Jun 12, 2020
    This show got so repetitive I quit.
  • May 10, 2020
    Clearly repetitive, boring at its worst. But the beautiful details about the characters are always the great work of amazing screenwriters. I disagree that Shameless put too much politics in this season: Shameless IS the most political series I've ever seen since episode 1. Making a show about the struggle of poor people is political and it should be, it screams a truth to the world that is hard to digest. In the end, Shameless 9 is still Shameless.. only tired and repetitive, but the goodbye to Fiona Gallagher - after some painful episodes - works. It's still able to show the perspective of the writers and how they feel about these human beings they're depicting: they care about them, and in spite of anything distusting or wrong that the characters might have done, the screenplay watches them with a maternal look, silently observing the beauty of human beings.
  • Mar 11, 2020
    I really appreciate this show and how amazing the outcome of it is. Anytime I get a chance to promote I will. Season 8 was a great start on Fionas behalf and a real character builder. Then season 9 came along and showed her downfall and her elegance hitting rock bottom. The directors and team did an amazing job at her character. The should continue to do what they are doing.👍

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