Showtime has made the season premieres of Shameless, House of Lies, and Episodes available for viewing on its Youtube channel one week before their television debut. The episode are also available On Demand, through SHOWTIME ANYTIME, the SHOWTIME preview app for iPhone, iPod Touch, Android smartphones and tablets, Roku devices, Nook and Kindle Fire tablets and on Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Vizio, Panasonic, and Sony.
When Shameless returns, the Gallaghers are getting by about as well as they ever have with Fiona still working at Worldwide Cup and the household slightly more empty with Ian still gone and Lip at college. However, Frank is still lurking in the shadows and, should he choose, could end up being the stone that sinks the financial and emotional stability gained by his family in his absence.
House of Lies will pick up after the dissolution of the Pod in the second season finale, with Marty starting his own firm, Clyde moving over to work with Monica, and Doug and Jeannie staying on at Galweather, looking to achieve the type of individual success they never could before. However, there’s a danger that the four of them work best when they’re together and that they won’t be able to match their previous success in their new situations.
Finally, Episodes sees turnover at the network with Merc out of a job and Carol possibly assuming his role as head of the network. Sean and Beverly may have patched things up during last season’s finale, but they still have to maneuver through the emotional minefield that stands between them and marital bliss. Additionally, their working relationship isn’t on the most stable ground, as whoever comes in to replace Merc will be looking to make their mark on the network and a cancellation of Pucks! could be the first step toward the network regaining the respectability they lost this season.
The fourth season of Shameless is set to premiere Sunday, January 12th at 9:00 on Showtime, with the third season premieres of House of Lies and Episodes following at 10:00 and 10:30, respectively.
Will you be watching any of Shameless, House of Lies, and Episodes this season? Do you think that the Gallagher family can finally clear the poverty line and begin their ascent toward middle class? Is Pucks! going to be able to survive now that there’s a new network regime in place?