Showtime announced season nine of Shameless will consist of 14 episodes and will air in two separate parts. The network confirmed the first half of season nine of the Emmy Award-winning series will premiere on Sunday, September 9th at 9pm ET/PT and finish up on October 21st.
The second half of season nine will debut on Sunday, January 29, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT.
The cast of the critically acclaimed series is led by Oscar nominee William H. Macy (Fargo) and Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera). Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Richard Flood and Christian Isaiah also star in season nine.
Shameless was created by Paul Abbott and developed for American television by John Wells. Wells and Nancy M. Pimental serve as executive producers.
According to Showtime, the series has the youngest-skewing audience of any of their series. Filming is currently underway on the upcoming season which will include the show’s 100th episode.
The Plot: In season nine of Shameless, political fervor hits the South Side, and the Gallaghers take justice into their own hands. Frank (Macy) sees financial opportunity in campaigning and decides to give voice to the underrepresented South Side working man. Fiona (Rossum) tries to build on her success with her apartment building and takes an expensive gamble hoping to catapult herself into the upper echelon.
Lip (White) distracts himself from the challenges of sobriety by taking in Eddie’s niece, Xan (Johnson). Ian (Monaghan) faces the consequences of his crimes as the Gay Jesus movement takes a destructive turn. Debbie (Kenney) fights for equal pay and combats harassment; and her efforts lead her to an unexpected realization. Carl (Cutkosky) sets his sights on West Point and prepares himself for cadet life. Liam (Isaiah) must develop a new skillset to survive outside of his cushy private school walls.