Shameless (US) - Season 8
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Shameless (US) - Season 8
ShamelessSeason 8Start DateNovember 5, 2017End DateJanuary 28, 2018Executive Producer(s)Paul AbbottJohn WellsNumber of Episodes12Season GuidepreviousSeason 7nextSeason 9The eighth season of Shameless was confirmed on December 14, 2016 from a Twitter post by Emmy Rossum. It was officially renewed on December 19, 2016.Production for season 8 began in May 2017.
The eighth season of Shameless, an American comedy-drama television series based on the British series of the same name by Paul Abbott, was announced on December 19, 2016, a day after the seventh season finale. The season, which premiered on November 5, 2017, consisted of a total of 12 episodes.
Fiona begins her new role as landlord of a local apartment building; she gets to know several of the apartment tenants, including Nessa (Jessica Szohr), a lesbian resident, while regularly facing problems within the neighborhood. Nessa introduces Fiona to Ford (Richard Flood), a mysterious Irish carpenter with a colorful past. Fiona bonds with Ford, who helps Fiona deal with a family of apartment squatters trying to sue her. The two eventually begin a sexual relationship. At the end of the season, Fiona confronts Ford about the state of their relationship; Ford reveals that he's happy in their relationship, but that he'll never be "madly in love" with her or anyone.
As the season progresses, Ian stops taking his medication and starts to spiral; he initiates a protest against a homophobic pastor preaching gay conversion. When the protest goes viral online, Ian gains numerous supporters who agree with his message. Reeling from his newfound popularity, Ian is nicknamed "Gay Jesus" by his followers, while Frank takes advantage of the Gay Jesus movement to make a profit. Near the end of the season, Ian provides sanctuary to a runaway teen whose father is trying to harm him for being gay. Ian gets into a confrontation with the teen's father; the confrontation concludes with Ian, in a grand gesture, exploding the father's vehicle. The incident results in a warrant being placed for Ian's arrest. A concerned Trevor consults with Fiona over the warrant, while Ian begins a protest at a community college. The police quickly arrive to the protest and arrest Ian; the family witnesses Ian's arrest via television.
Shameless star Emmy Rossum jumped the gun a little bit five days ago, confirming that the hit Showtime series will return for an eighth season as she told fans that she had closed a deal to return. Now the network has made it official, announcing an eighth-season renewal for the show on the heels of its seventh-season finale last night.
As season seven of Shameless came to an end, the Gallaghers dealt with the loss of one of their own, and grappled with mixed feelings about their grief. Fiona (Rossum) had to once again care for Frank (Macy) in his time of need, while Frank had a new scheme in mind. Along with Macy and Rossum, the series stars Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan and Isidora Goreshter.
Don't bet on it. After a hot and heavy romance with Sierra (Ruby Modine) last season, the two are remaining close but without any sort of romantic connection. We will be seeing a lot more of Sierra this season, although not necessarily because of her involvement with Lip.
"You're going to be able to peek behind the curtain of what Sierra's life is," Modine teased to us. "She's still working at Patsy's [Diner] but there are other elements that are at play this coming season...[We'll be] seeing the direction she's choosing to go in to better her son's life."
Since "Shameless" first premiered in 2011, audiences everywhere have watched, captivated in front of their TVs as the drama that is the Gallagher clan unfolded before them. Surviving the South Side of Chicago is an art for the Gallagher family, and season 8 brings with it a whole new can of worms. The season premiere begins with Carl sell