Shameless Teases Season 4: Will Frank Live Or Die?

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Daddy's dying...and nobody cares?

That's essentially where we start season 4 of the hit series Shameless, which returns this Sunday on Showtime.

As we learned in the Shameless Season 3 finale, boozy patriarch Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) needs a new liver and since he's been less a role model for fatherhood, it's no surprise that most of his children don't rush to his side to help.

What lengths he takes to keep throwing back a good drink will be a big part of the new season, while the Gallagher kids deal with their own dramas and often-comedic situations.

TV Fanatic recently stopped by the Hollywood set to get a peek at Season 4 with stars Emmy Rossum (Fiona), Jeremy Allen White (Lip), Emma Kenney (Debbie) and Shanola Hampton (Veronica) to find out what each of them is up to and how Frank's illness does or doesn't affect them.

Shameless Season 4 Sundays at 9 p.m. on Showtime. 

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Shameless Quotes

I'm not gonna ask your forgiveness because you bunch didn't do s--- for me, so let's just call it a draw. I know some of ya think ya hate my guts, and truth be told I never liked any of you much either. But we're all Gallaghers. My only advice is to stop worrying so damn much. You're supposed to ask people on their death bed if they wish they'd worked more or spent more time with their family. [Laughs] Me, hell, I wish I'd partied more. Nobody ever said our neighborhood was the Garden of Eden but it's been a good home to us, to me, and you kids. I'm proud of all of you, because every single one of you reminds me a little bit of me, Lip, you're smart as a whip, you just can't seem to get out of your own way. You'll figure it out. Ian, industrious, incredible work ethic, not a clue where you got that from — got the mental illness from your mother. The only way I can understand how you ended up marrying a Milkovich. Carl, I never could figure you out. Can't believe you betrayed the family and became a cop. I'm hoping you're already on the take. Debbie, you remind me of your mother, and not in a good way. Good luck in life, you're gonna need it. Liam, you're the apple of my eye, you handsome devil. Everybody says you look just like me. Oh, Kev, Veronica, you're overrated as friends, always sticking your noses in my family's business where they don't belong. You're moving, I say good riddance. And me, Frank Gallagher, father, teacher, mentor, captain of our little ship. People say you can't drink your troubles away, I say you're just not drinking enough. I guess that's it. Not much left to say really. Except, time's precious, don't f---ing waste it. Have a good time. I sure as hell did.


What was I supposed to do? Was I supposed to sit on my porch knitting, hoping one day you'd show back up. You disappeared. Gone. Nothing.

Fiona [to Jimmy/Steve]