Shameless Season 5

Release Date, Episode List

Shameless season 5 started airing on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to where we’ll have season recap and discussion.

List of Episodes

S5E1 Milk of the Gods

S5E2 I'm the Liver

S5E3 The Two Lisas

S5E4 A Night to Remem... Wait, What?

S5E5 Rite of Passage

S5E6 Crazy Love

S5E7 Tell Me You Fucking Need Me

S5E8 Uncle Carl

S5E9 Carl's First Sentencing

S5E10 South Side Rules

S5E11 Drugs Actually

most recent episode S5E12 Love Songs (In the Key of Gallagher)

How many episodes are in season 5 of Shameless?

The season consists of 12 episodes.


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Shameless recap: Goodbye, Ian Gallagher - via Ew

Picking up weeks or months after Ian pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, he’s spending his last day of freedom moving his stuff up to the attic and telling his siblings that he just wants a normal day — except for a family White Castle dinner. So the rest of the Gallaghers go about their business: Debbie heads to work; Lip has a gig as a sober companion; Carl is working out with new lady friend Kelly; and Frank takes Liam to wait for the release of mental patient Ingrid (Katey Sagal), whom Pops is carrying a flame for after their crazed run-in last week.

Shameless Gave Ian the Perfect Farewell - via Tvguide

Another good thing about this particular ending is that it leaves Ian in the country if the show should ever need him for a one-off episode or he could be released for good behavior to allow Ian back into the fold for a series finale. He's gone from the day-to-day workings of the Gallaghers, but never forgotten.

'Shameless' Star Cameron Monaghan Announces Series Exit - via Variety

“Shameless” is saying goodbye to another longtime star. Cameron Monaghan, who plays Ian Gallagher on the hit Showtime series, announced via Instagram that he will be leaving the show after the next episode. “I have been a series regular on this show for roughly ten years. I was the tender age of fifteen when we […]

'Shameless' star Cameron Monaghan leaving Showtime series - via Foxnews

"I know you will continue on without me, for now. There is much more Gallagher story to be told," she concluded. ("Shameless" has not been officially picked up for a 10th season.) "I will always be rooting for my family. Try not to think of me as gone, just think of me as moving down the block."

Showtime Developing Comedy 'Fallet' Based On Scandinavian Format From 'Shameless' Alum & Keshet Studios - via Deadline

The original series Fallet, which premiered on SVT Sweden last year, starred Lisa Henni as Stockholm homicide detective Sophie Borg, who is a bit of a loner and has issues cooperating with others. She’s paired up with Tom Brown (Adam Godley), a British detective, who would be a great detective if he wasn’t so jumpy in demeanor and averse to violence. The series won the best drama comedy award at the C21 International Drama Awards in 2017. You can watch a trailer below.

Fan Buzz

Macy, Joan Cusack and Ms. The original was excellent just the way it was and I have no doubt that a huge portion of the American audience would enjoy seeing a real-to-life comedy drama rather than something which has been dumbed down to suit a broader audience. Ian and Mickey are finally together!!!!!! Love this show. 'Shameless' makes disgusting sexual references that minimize the anguish, including the countless rapes that Black people suffered during hundreds of years of chattel slavery.

Critics Reviews

    Emmy Rossum, returning as Fiona Gallagher, wasn’t the most capable cast member during the show’s first season, but she quickly picked up steam and became an actor of significant power by the third season. But here she, like so much of the show, limps along, occasionally taking her shirt off, flirting or looking <...> - by PopMatters - Season 5 [Jedd Beaudoin]

    As usual, the Frank stuff is the weakest part of the episode, making us all wish that the writers had just cut their losses with the character last year and killed him off. There was even a glimmer of hope with his relative soberness and fun scenes with Sheila, but it was all undone immediately. I am really interested <...> - by TV Equals [Caroline Preece]

    Kev would totally be the kind of dad who would be in a "Mommy & Me" chat room, comparing notes and diagnosing his problems. Seeing him sleeping in bed with those two little girls was priceless.  It feels so good to be back in the Shameless atmosphere and I thought this was a decent season premiere. What did <...> - by TV Fanatic [Whitney Evans]

    Regardless, this was yet another strong season introduction with the show taking on a lighter, more comedic tone than its predecessor, which fits with the summer mood. However, I never trust the show when it allows its characters to be happier for longer than three minutes and we already see hints of them unraveling. <...> - by The Young Folks [Allyson Johnson]

    Andrew Hung has always had a way with forging his own path. After all, his main band is called Fuck Buttons, and if you can't handle the name, you probably can't handle the progressive, forward-thinking drone and beat-driven noise music contained within. She’s the object of affection from Sean Pierce (the usually <...> - by PopMatters [Jedd Beaudoin]


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