Shameless (US series)

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Name: Shameless
Creator: Paul Abbott, based upon the Shameless (UK) TV series
Date(s): January 9, 2011 – present
Medium: live-action TV series
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia
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Shameless is an American Showtime comedy-drama television series which is a remake of the British series which focuses on the dysfunctional Gallagher family is set in Chicago instead of the UK.


The series depicts the dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher, a single father of six children. While he spends his days drunk, his kids learn to take care of themselves.

Main Characters

  • Frank Gallagher
  • Monica Gallagher
  • Fiona Gallagher
  • Philip "Lip" Gallagher
  • Ian Gallagher
  • Debbie Gallagher
  • Carl Gallagher
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Veronica Fisher
  • Kevin "Kev" Ball
  • Jimmy Lishman/Steve Wilton/Jack
  • Sheila Jackson
  • Karen Jackson
  • Mickey Milkovich
  • Mandy Milkovich
  • Svetlana Yevgenivna


The Shameless US fandom is much larger than the UK's Shameless, with multiple LiveJournal communities still active today, fanworks being posted to YouTube, Tumblr,[1], and Archive of Our Own[2]. Although the fandom started appearing on LiveJournal and in 2011, due the fandom migration most of the fandom activity is now concentrated at Tumblr and Archive of Our Own.


Slash dominates the fandom, with the most popular pairing by far is Ian/Mickey also known as "Gallavich". However het also appears heavily throughout the fandom, especially with pairings: Lip/Mandy, Kev/Veronica, Fiona/Steve (aka Jimmy) and Ian/Mindy. Incest shipping between the Gallagher siblings are also fairly common which is not surprising due the strong familiar connection between all of them, the most common Gallaghercest ships are Ian/Lip, Lip/Fiona, Lip/Debbie, and Debbie/Carl. The Milkovich siblings, Mandy/Mickey, are also commonly shipped. Femslash is fairly rare for the fandom, the femslash fanworks mainly focus on the pairings Mandy/Karen and Mandy/Svetlana.




Archives & Fannish Links

LJ Communities




  1. Compared with the Shameless UK as of July 18, 2016, Shameless US has 881 works at FFN and Shameless UK has 71 works.
  2. At AO3 as of July 18, 2016, Shameless US has 7878 works listed, with only 5 works for Shameless UK