According to Variety, Showtime has picked up Shameless starring William H. Macy for 12 episodes. The show is from Warner Bros. TV.

The show is based on a long-running British drama. Macy will play an alcoholic patriarch of a large, unconventional, blue-collar family that lives in Chicago.

Paul Abbott, who created of the original series, is an executive producer of the Showtime adaptation along with John Wells. Shameless is set to go into production in the late summer.

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Currently, there's no word on when the show will premiere.

Evan Jacobs