Taking on the counter culture.
— Slogan

The fifth season of Shameless premiered on January 11, 2015 on the Showtime television network. The season concluded after 12 episodes on April 5, 2015.

Synopsis Edit

Fiona gets into a surprising love triangle; Frank falls for a dying doctor; Lip commits himself to college life and becomes romantically involved with a mentor; Ian and Mickey struggle to manage Ian's bi-polar disorder.

Overview Edit

The season picks up from the season 4 finale two to three months after the events of finding out Ian's bipolarity and Fiona's release from prison. Fiona begins a new relationship with a skilled member of a rock 'n' roll band while juggling her new job at Patsy's Pies, where she has flirtatious encounters with her boss, Sean. Lip is home from college for the summer, and is torn between two worlds as his loyalty to the South Side is questioned while gentrification comes to the neighborhood. Ian's declining mental health raises the concerns of Mickey and the rest of the Gallaghers, yet he remains in denial of his condition. Debbie continues to struggle with the pains of adolescence and Carl begins a new business venture as a drug-dealer. Sammi becomes more involved in the lives of her half-brothers and sisters while Frank struggles with sobriety following his recent liver transplant.

Cast Edit

Regular Edit

Special guest stars Edit

Recurring Edit

  • Kellen Michael as Chuckie Gallagher
  • Bojana Novakovic as Bianca Samson
  • Chloe Webb as Monica Gallagher
  • Isidora Goreshter as Svetlana
  • Nichole Bloom as Amanda
  • Emma Greenwell as Mandy Milkovich
  • Dichen Lachman as Angela
  • Alessandra Balazs as Jackie Scabello
  • Axle Whitehead as Davis
  • Michael Patrick McGill as Tommy
  • Patrick Fischler as Wade Shelton
  • Stacy Edwards as Laura Shelton
  • Michael Reilly Burke as Theo Wallace Robinson
  • Luca Oriel as Derek
  • Danika Yarosh as Holly Herkimer
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway as Carol Fisher
  • J. Michael Trautmann as Iggy Milkovich
  • Shel Bailey as Kenyatta
  • Stephen Rider as G-Dogg
  • James Allen McCune as Matty
  • Miguel Izaguirre as Paco

Episodes Edit


No. Season no. Air date
Milk of the Gods 49 1 January 11, 2015
I'm the Liver 50 2 January 18, 2015
The Two Lisas 51 3 January 25, 2015
A Night to Remem... Wait, What? 52 4 February 1, 2015
Rite of Passage 53 5 February 8, 2015
Crazy Love


6 February 15, 2015
Tell Me You Fucking Need Me 55 7 March 1, 2015
Uncle Carl 56 8 March 8, 2015
Carl's First Sentencing 57 9 March 15, 2015
South Side Rules 58 10 March 22, 2015
Drugs Actually 59 11 March 29, 2015
Love Songs (In the Key of Gallagher) 60 12 April 5, 2015


Promotional photosEdit


Shameless Season 5 Trailer (HD) William H

Shameless Season 5 Trailer (HD) William H. Macy


Shameless Official Teaser Trailer Season 5

Shameless Official Teaser Trailer Season 5

Shameless First Takes Season 5

Shameless First Takes Season 5

Shameless Behind the Episode 2016 Emmy® Nominee William H

Shameless Behind the Episode 2016 Emmy® Nominee William H. Macy Directs Season 5

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