Shameless star Emmy Rossum and other cast members thank fans for their love and support in Showtime’s teaser announcing a ninth season of the series.
The promo features a nostalgic montage that looks back at key moments from the show.
When it returns, political fervor hits the South Side and the Gallaghers take justice into their own hands. Frank (William H. Macy) sees financial opportunity in campaigning and gives voice to the underrepresented South Side working man. Fiona (Rossum) tries to build on her success with her apartment building and takes an expensive gamble hoping to catapult herself into the upper echelon.
Meanwhile, Lip (Jeremy Allen White) distracts himself from the challenges of sobriety by taking in Eddie’s niece, Xan (Scarlet Spencer). Ian (Cameron Monaghan) faces the consequences of his crimes as the Gay Jesus movement takes a destructive turn. Debbie (Emma Kenney) fights for equal pay and combats harassment; and her efforts lead her to an unexpected realization. Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) sets his sights on West Point and prepares himself for cadet life. Liam (Christian Isaiah) must develop a new skillset to survive outside of his cushy private school walls. Kevin (Steve Howey) and V (Shanola Hampton) juggle the demands of raising the twins with running the Alibi as they attempt to transform the bar into a socially conscious business.
Shameless will premiere September 9 at 9 p.m. Immediately afterward at 10 p.m., Showtime will debut new half-hour comedy series Kidding starring Jim Carrey in his first series regular role in more than two decades, and reuniting him with director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
Carrey plays Jeff Pickles, an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds, who also anchors a multimillion-dollar branding empire.
But when Jeff’s family begins to implode, he finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through the crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.
The series also stars Catherine Keener and Judy Greer. Kidding is created and executive produced by Dave Holstein (Weeds, Raising Hope), who wrote the pilot and will serve as showrunner. Gondry directs and executive produces, along with Carrey, Michael Aguilar (I’m Dying Up Here), Roberto Benabib (Weeds), Raffi Adlan (The Green Hornet), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and Jim Garavente (Bad Words).