It’s a minor miracle the Gallaghers have managed to stay together for this long. After nine seasons, the Showtime hit has lost two family members, Emmy Rossum (Fiona) and Cameron Monaghan (Ian), but not for too long in the latter’s case, as Ian Gallagher will be returning for at least a sizable amount of Shameless Season 10, which will carry on without Rossum and with William H. Macy, despite the latter’s recent PR woes.
In a previous statement, Showtime president Gary Levine said: “The Gallaghers are a force of nature, and they are coming back. Shameless, with its ever-growing fan base, is like no other show on television. We are thrilled it will live on with its unique blend of love and larceny on Showtime.”
Shameless Season 10 Episode Guide
Shameless Season 10 Episode 1: We Few, We Lucky Few, We Band of Gallaghers
Frank milks his injury for all its worth; Debbie cooks up a scam of her own; Lip and Tami get a surprise; Carl returns home from military school; Liam faces an identity crisis.
air date: 11/10/19
Shameless Season 10 Episode 2: Sleep Well My Prince For Tomorrow You Shall Be King
Frank sets out to make money to keep his place in the house; Lip is overwhelmed by the demands of a newborn; Carl learns more about his mysterious new coworker; Ian and Mickey struggle to keep the romance alive in prison.
air date: 11/17/19
Shameless Season 10 Episode 3: Which America?
Frank revels in his new position in the Gallagher house; Lip looks for support as the pressures of fatherhood take their toll; Ian and Mickey make a decision about their future; Carl tries to woo Anne despite Lori’s efforts to get in his way.
air date: 11/24/19
Shameless Season 10 Episode 4: A Little Gallagher Goes a Long Way
Frank and Mikey set off on a day of adventure around the city in pursuit of Mikey’s dreams. Debbie discovers a new way to make money in the midst of a strike as Lip leans on his new friend for parenting advice.
air date: 12/1/19
Shameless Season 10 Episode 5: Sparky
Frank hatches the idea for a new scheme when an unexpected visitor shows up at the Gallagher house. With Tami back in the house, Lip struggles to give up control of Fred. Ian returns home and is thrown in with a corrupt parole officer.
air date: 12/8/19
Shameless Season 10 Episode 6: Adios Gringos
Frank and Liam get wined and dined by potential baby buyers. Carl comes up with a strategy to protect Anne’s family business, and Ian gets on Paula’s bad side. Backed into a corner, Debbie fights to protect Franny from Pepa.
air date: 12/15/19
Shameless Season 10 Episode 7: Citizen Carl
Carl embraces his civic duty. Debbie searches for her next payday. Frank meets the woman of his dreams. Ian and Mickey get roped into a dangerous scam. When tragedy strikes the Alibi, Kev and V go undercover to find new customers.
air date: 12/22/19
Shameless Season 10 Episode 8: Debbie Might Be a Prostitue
Debbie weighs the pros and cons of a new career. Frank uncovers the truth about Faye’s living situation. A miscommunication between Ian and Mickey has disastrous consequences and Lip. Tami disagrees over who should be taking care of Fred.
air date: 12/29/19
Shameless Season 10 Episode 9: O Captain, My Captain
Frank goes back in time to uncover his connection to Faye, as Debbie’s day with Claudia’s daughter goes awry. Carl takes extreme measures to toughen up his new group of cadets. Ian struggles to connect with Mickey after their blowup.
air date: 1/5/20
Shameless Season 10 Episode 10: Now Leaving Illinois
An incident in the Tamietti family presents Lip and Tami with a new opportunity. Faye’s betrayal lands Frank in front of a judge. Mickey’s antics drive Ian to online dating. Carl makes an unexpected discovery at his new job.
air date: 1/12/20
Shameless Season 10 Episode 11: Location, Location, Location
Frank finds a cushy place to make his new home. Lip gets cold feet when Tami moves forward with a plan for their future. Ian sees a new side of Mickey, and Debbie’s love triangle reaches a breaking point.
air date: 1/19/19
Shameless Season 10 Episode 12: Gallavich!
Liam out-Gallaghers Frank; Lip works to convince Tami to stay in Chicago with their baby; Debbie turns over a new romantic leaf; Kev’s new business takes off; V wonders where the money is going.
air date: 1/26/20
Shameless Season 10 Release Date
Shameless Season 10 premiered on Nov. 10 at 9 pm ET. It will serve as a lead-in for Kidding Season 2 at 10 pm. Showtime made the annoucement at the 2019 Summer TCA press tour.
Shameless Season 10 Cast
Fiona’s absence will be felt in season 10; she was the effective head of the household for most of Shameless’ run. Rossum told fans before the season 9 began that this would be her swansong. Monaghan withheld that information until right before his final episode aired in October.
However, he has quickly changed his direction, as well as Ian’s, as Monaghan has returned to being a series regular in season 10. He revealed to the TCA (via The Hollywood Reporter) that he had stepped away for creative and business reasons, but is happy to be back now. Says the actor, “I took some time away and talked to showrunner John Wells about possible things we could do with the character in the future, and we go to a place both creatively and financially where I felt comfortable coming back.”
Another major upside for hardcore Shameless fans is that Noel Fisher is returning to the series full-time as Mickey Milkovich! After making a surprise cameo in the post-credits scene of the mid-season finale last year, it was revealed he came back to Chicago to serve time with Ian Gallagher. More intriguing still, however, is the fact that Fisher’s return was greeted by Cameron Monaghan, who plays Ian but seemingly left the series for several years after Ian got sent to prison halfway through season 9 (hence running into Mickey in prison).
We also now know that Kate Miner (via THR) is going to have a much bigger role in Season 10. Kate Miner plays Tami, Lip’s girlfriend who agreed to keep the baby that Lip is the father of. So needless to stay, it would make sense if she was around for a longtime to come in Lip’s life, although what that kind of relationship will be remains to be seen.
Shameless Season 10 Images
We got our first images of produciton on Shameless Season 10 when actress Emma Kenney (Debbie on the show) shared them on social media. Fans will likely be pleased to see Ian and Noel Fisher as Mickey back in the Gallagher fold.