Anger, violence, blowing off work and school and doctors, yup, the Gallaghers are back alright. The first promo for “Shameless” season 4, unveiled via TV Line, is a stylish, black and white middle finger (sometimes literally) to life for the unlucky but scrappy Gallagher gang.
When we left them at the end of season 3, Fiona had finally found gainful employment but had lost Jimmy (Justin Chatwin) at last to his shady dealings with dangerous criminals. Genius but unmotivated Lip (Jeremy Allen White) on the other hand, easily got a full ride to MIT and then didn’t seem all that interested in going, an idea reiterated in this new promo. Meanwhile, absentee, alcoholic patriarch Frank (William H. Macy) is also not happy with his lot in life, last seen wandering aimlessly out of his hospital room and into the street.
These guys sure do have a lot to be angry about, and it looks like life will still not be any easier for them even though we’ve watched them struggle for three years now. “Shameless” returns to Showtime on January 12th at 9pm. Watch the first promo for the new season below.