Monday, August 7, 2017

Showtime Sets Premiere Dates for 'Shameless,' 'White Famous' and 'SMILF'

Showtime has today announced the premiere dates for the new season of Shameless as well as the debuts of White Famous and SMILF.

The 12-episode eighth season of Shameless will begin on Sunday, November 5 at 9/8c.

The new season finds the Gallaghers on an upswing - Frank comes out of a drug-induced haze and decides it's finally time to be a contributing member of society, while Fiona faces hard decisions when she discovers her success as a landlord may mean someone else's misfortune. Lip struggles with unexpected sacrifices he must make to stay to stay sober, while Ian takes up a case in hopes of getting back with Trevor. Debbie builds her future at welding school while juggling life as a single working mom, as Carl gets creative finding tuition money after he loses his scholarship. Meanwhile, Liam discovers just how different the Gallaghers are from the families of his rich classmates as Frank schools him on "sticking it to the man."

The cast includes William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Isidora Goreshter and Christian Isaiah.

John Wells developed the series based on the UK series of the same name. He executive produces with Andrew Stearn, Etan Frankel, Krista Vernoff, Davey Holmes, Nancy M. Pimental and Christopher Chulack. Warner Bros. Television and John Wells Productions produce.

The 10-episode first season of White Famous begins on Sunday, October 15 at 10/9c. and moves to 10:30/9:30c. starting on November 5.

The comedy stars Jay Pharoah as talented young comedian Floyd Mooney, whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross over into the world of becoming "white famous."

The cast also includes Utkarsh Ambudkar, Cleopatra Coleman, Lonnie Chavis and Jacob Ming-Trent. Guest stars in the first season include Jamie Foxx, Stephen Tobolowsky, Meagan Good, Jack Davenport, Michael Rapaport, Kendrick Sampson, Lyndon Smith and Natalie Zea.

Tom Kapinos created the comedy. He executive produces with Jamie Foxx and Tim Story. Lionsgate Television produces.

The 10-episode first season of SMILF premieres on Sunday, November 5 at 10/9c.

The comedy follows Bridgette (Frankie Shaw), a 20-something from South Boston whose desires for relationships, sex and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood. Rosie O'Donnell will co-star as Tutu, Bridgette's prideful mother who lives by her own set of rules.

Shaw will star, write, produce and directed the series based on her Sundance Film Festival short film. Additional executive producers include Michael London, Janice Williams, Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky and Scott King. ABC Signature produces.