SHOWTIME RELEASES POSTER ART FOR SHAMELESS AND NEW COMEDY SMILF
PREMIERING BACK-TO-BACK ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 STARTING AT 9 PM ET/PT
Network Also Unveils Trailer For Season Eight Of SHAMELESS
NEW YORK, NY – September 29, 2017 – SHOWTIME has released the poster art for its No. 1 comedy SHAMELESS and its new half-hour comedy SMILF, starring Frankie Shaw (Mr. Robot) and based on her Sundance Film Festival Jury Award-winning short film of the same name. SHOWTIME also debuted the trailer for SHAMELESS, which will premiere its eighth season on Sunday, November 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, the network has released a new teaser highlighting the strong female leads in SMILF and SHAMELESS. SMILF’s series premiere will air immediately after SHAMELESS on Sunday, November 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
The new eight-episode, half-hour SHOWTIME comedy series SMILF is a raw, honest look at the life of a 20-something single mom from quadruple threat Frankie Shaw. The series takes a comedic look at the life of Bridgette Bird (Shaw), a young Boston Southie whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of working class single motherhood. Shaw brings her singular, unapologetic point of view as star, writer, executive producer and director of the semi-autobiographical comedy series. The cast includes multiple Emmy® winner Rosie O’Donnell in her first series regular TV role as Bridgette’s prideful, outspoken Southie mother, along with Miguel Gomez, Samara Weaving, and Alexandra and Anna Reimer. Guest stars include Emmy and Golden Globe® nominee Connie Britton, Mark Webber and Raven Goodwin. Executive producing alongside Shaw are Oscar® nominee Michael London, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and Scott King. Series producer Janice Williams also executive produced the pilot. SMILF is produced by ABC Signature Studios as a co-production with SHOWTIME
In SHAMELESS, Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum stars opposite William H. Macy, nominated for four consecutive Emmy Awards and winner of the 2017 Screen Actors Guild® Award for his role as Frank Gallagher. Rossum plays Fiona, the eldest of six fierce and independent Gallagher kids who support each other while absentee father, Frank, spends his time scheming his way around the South Side of Chicago. Season eight 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 (Jeremy Allen White) struggles with unexpected sacrifices he must make to stay sober, while Ian (Cameron Monaghan) takes up a cause in hopes of getting back with Trevor. Debbie (Emma Kenney) builds her future at welding school while juggling life as a single working mom, as Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) gets creative finding tuition money after he loses his scholarship. Meanwhile, Liam (Christian Isaiah) discovers just how different the Gallaghers are from the families of his rich classmates as Frank schools him on “sticking it to the man.” Kev (Steve Howey) and V (Shanola Hampton) have to find a way to deal with Svetlana (Isidora Goreshter) after she steals their bar, The Alibi. This season of SHAMELESS features new recurring guest stars Jessica Szohr as Fiona’s tenant, Nessa, and Farah Tahir as Frank’s new boss, Adeeb. Season eight also welcomes back returning recurring guest stars Elliot Fletcher as Trevor, Ruby Modine as Sierra and Scott Michael Campbell as Brad. Created by Paul Abbott, the series is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television. SHAMELESS is executive produced by John Wells, Nancy M. Pimental, Sheila Callaghan and Krista Vernoff.
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