Variety reports that Showtime has ordered a pilot of Shameless from John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. TV. It is going to be an adaptation of the long-running British drama.

William H. Macy will be starring "as the alcoholic patriarch of a large, unconventional family."

The American version will be set in present-day Chicago in a blue-collar family. It will also see an 18-year-old girl trying to keep her five younger siblings on the straight and narrow.