In an article by Deadline today, Showtime reveals that things might be looking up for once for the Gallaghers, everyone’s favorite down-on-their luck family at the center of comedy Shameless. The show stars William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Kennedy and Ethan Cutkosky.
Deadline reveals that this season will pick up a month after last season’s finale. Frank, played by Macy, has woken up from his coma to find that his family has tossed him in the river, and he’s out to get some revenge. His daughter Fiona, played by Rossum, is too busy, however, trying to better her own life to worry about her deadbeat. At the end of Season 6, she was dealing with a traumatizing betrayal, but now she’s moved on and is stronger than before, working as a manager of Patsy’s. She won’t let anything get in her way. Meanwhile, Lip, played by White, has finished up his time in rehab, and Ian, played by Monaghan, is actually settled down and rocking his new job as an EMT and settled in a stable relationship. Debbie, played by Kennedy, is meanwhile trying to be a good mom. The big question is, of course, can the Gallaghers keep themselves together without Fiona constantly looking out for them?
Deadline also announced that the series will be adding four new recurring cast members this season. Alicia Coppola, who has been in National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Jericho and The Nine Lives of Chloe King, will play Sue, a blue collar woman who works with Ian as his EMT supervisor. Arden Myrin, who is known from MADtv, Fresh off the Boat, and Orange is the New Black), will play New Monica/Delores, a homeless woman that Frank hooks up with. Pasha Lychnikoff, best known from Deadwood, Big Bang Theory and Ray Donovan, will play Yvan, Svetlana’s father. Finally, Ruby Modine, who will be in the upcoming Central Park and The Rocking Horsemen, will play one of the new waitresses working with Fiona at Patsy Pies. have joined in recurring roles.
Season 7 of Shameless will premiere Sunday, October 2 at 9 PM on Showtime.