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‘Shameless’ (US) Season 4, Episode 8: ‘Hope Springs Paternal’

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Shameless” (US) season 4, episode 8: “Hope Springs Paternal” airs tonight on Showtime.

In this week’s episode, to prepare for a visit from her probation officer, Fiona must remove all paraphernalia from the house; Ian is kicked out of Mickey’s house.

The series meets the fabulously dysfunctional Gallagher family. Dad’s a drunk, Mom split long ago and eldest daughter Fiona tries to hold the family together. Eldest son Philip (Lip) trades his physics tutoring skills for sexual favors from neighborhood girls. Middle son Ian is gay. Youngest daughter Debbie is stealing money from her UNICEF collection. Ten-year-old Carl is a budding sociopath and an arsonist, and toddler Liam is – well, he might actually be Black, but nobody has a clue how.

The series stars William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey and Emma Kenney.

“Shameless” (US) season 4, episode 8: “Hope Springs Paternal,” airs tonight at 9 p.m. on Showtime. Spoiler video below:

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