Politics are the name of the game in Season 9 of Showtime’s “Shameless.”
In a new trailer released Thursday, Frank decides that it’s a good idea to represent the South Side working man by campaigning … though his real motivations are purely financial. Fiona takes an expensive gamble to try and build on the success of her apartment building while Ian must face the consequences of the Gay Jesus movement’s destructive turn.
Debbie realizes that she’s getting paid less than her male co-workers and stages a protest … one that includes an adult diaper.
Meanwhile, Kevin and V are trying to make their bar a little more socially conscious.
“The bar can’t be rapey anymore, it’s bad for business,” Kevin says in the trailer. “Plus, rapey is wrong,” V cuts in.
Season 9 will also feature the show’s 100th episode, which will air in week four.
William H. Macy stars alongside Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Richard Flood and Christian Isaiah. “Shameless” was created by Paul Abbott, and is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television. John Wells developed the series for American television and executive produces with Nancy M. Pimental.
“Shameless” returns to Showtime with Season 9 on Sept. 9 at 9 p.m.