Season six picks up a few months after last season’s finale, as the Gallaghers prepare for yet another long Chicago winter. Frank is still mourning the loss of Bianca, while his newfound appreciation for life is freaking the Gallaghers out. This season sees more than just the arctic Lake Michigan winds whipping through the Southside. Carl’s out of juvie. While Fiona struggles with a still-unstable Ian to take his meds, she’s also got another situation looming as Debbie faces a brand new baby-mama-drama.
Shameless season 5 finds the Gallaghers dealing with both the upside and downside of personal and urban renewal. As their neighborhood begins a move towards gentrifying, the Gallagher clan begins to reconcile their chaotic past in the hopes of building a better future.
The crazy Gallaghers returned. They have new issues. Lip went to college. Fiona’s life is gradually improving. She has a stable job. The whole family is waiting for news about the health of Frank. Can the Gallaghers finally realize the middle class American dream? This ain’t no tea party.
Oscar®-nominated William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum star in this fiercely engaging and fearlessly twisted series. Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be...perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.
Frank and Monica rekindle their self-destructive relationship after Frank's mother returns from prison to wreak havoc; Fiona is thrown for a loop when Steve returns from Rio with a surprise; Lip makes big changes in preparation for the arrival of his and Karen's baby; Karen and Sheila clash over Karen's new husband Jody, a good-hearted but weird guy she met in Sexaholics Anonymous; Ian tries to get into West Point; Debbie prepares for the onset of puberty; Kev and Veronica contemplate starting a family.
Frank goes missing and turns up in Toronto, tries without success to embrace sobriety, and bends the law to protect his disability checks; Fiona falls for Steve, a handsome player with a nice car, a fat wallet, and a big secret; Ian embraces his sexuality, much to the chagrin of his brainy brother Lip; Debbie goes too far at a child's birthday party; Monica shows up with an announcement about baby Liam.