‘Shameless’ Stars William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum Celebrate Emmy Week

By SANDY COHEN WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum are “Shameless” about their excitement for the Emmy Awards. The stars of Showtime’s “Shameless” celebrated their show, the spirit of the season and their new LA Confidential magazine cover Thursday at a party at The London Hotel. Macy, who has been nominated […]

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Showtime Renews Two New Shows

Showtime has renewed two new series, “Shameless” and “Episodes,” for a second season. The hour-long William H. Macy drama “Shameless” received a twelve-episode order, while Matt LeBlanc’s half-hour comedy “Episodes” episode count is “to be determined.” “The viewer loyalty and critical acclaim that has met both ‘Shameless’ and ‘Episodes’ since their January debuts makes it […]

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A ‘Shameless’ Family Affair Premieres Tonight on Showtime

BY: FRAZIER MOORE NEW YORK — The new Showtime drama “Shameless” overflows with its boozy, heedless father and the six unsinkable kids who care for him and one another. William H. Macy (“Fargo,” “Door to Door”) plays the shiftless grifter dad. As Frank, he is abrasive, self-absorbed, manipulative and delusional. “I’m the father, teacher, mentor, […]

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Macy, Rossum Starring in Showtime’s ‘Shameless’

LOS ANGELES The long-running British TV drama ‘Shameless‘ is being adapted for Showtime with William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum leading the cast. The premium cable channel said Thursday it’s ordered 12 episodes of the series about a Chicago blue-collar family. The executive producers are the drama’s original creator, Paul Abbott, and John Wells, whose […]

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Can John Wells Turn the Recession into Good TV?

Where Emmy-winning funny man Kelsey Grammer came up ratings-poor, can veteran drama auteur John Wells strike it rich, mining the recession for good TV? Wells, who has brought us such acclaimed fare as ‘ER‘ and ‘The West Wing,’ is now executive-producing a Showtime pilot about a working-class Chicago family waylaid by the recession. In ‘Shameless,’ […]

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On Demand Today in HD: The Tale of Despereaux

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/The-Tale-of-Despereaux/139554/956656237/The-Tale-Of-Despereaux%3A-Roscuro/embed 420 355] The Tale of Despereaux On Demand today in HD is this animated tale of a mouse small in stature but big in courage and ear-size who longs for the adventure from which all other mice scurry in fear. When Despereaux (Matthew Broderick) is banished from his home, he finds solace in […]

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