The more things change, the more the Gallaghers stay the same. Whether it’s employment, education, or healthcare, the Gallaghers have issues! Season four of SHAMELESS finds the Gallaghers braving another brutal Chicago winter and waiting on the medical fate of their flawed and permanently pickled patriarch Frank (William H. Macy). With oldest daughter Fiona (Emmy Rossum) in a stable job and relationship, and newly graduated Lip (Jeremy Allen White) enrolled in college, it seems like the Gallaghers might finally have a shot at happiness and realize the middle class American dream. But with Ian still missing; Debbie and Carl dealing with their adolescent hormones (or lack thereof); and neighbors Kev and Veronica pregnant with multiple babies, moving up isn’t so easy when you’re down and out. The Gallagher life… it ain’t no tea party!