Showtime recently renewed Shameless for an eleventh and final season. This decision came a full season after Emmy Rossum’s departure as Fiona following a long lead-up. In contrast, this season appeared to drop a substantial slip up - Lip deciding to leave the Gallagher home and move two hours away with Tami and their baby - without much notice. Well, that didn’t actually happen. Further, things got really messy and tragic with Lip in this season finale, but first, the good news.Showtime
“Gallovich” officially happened. Ian and Mickey Milkovich tied the knot after things looked hopeless on several occasions, and Mickey became a Groomzilla. The actual ceremony went off without much of a further hitch within their relationship, even though Mickey’s dad burnt down the planned venue, but that gave rise to a better shindig. Ultimately, the wedding was everything fans probably wanted it to be. Frank behaved himself for the first time in years, and then we heard about another impending wedding when Kevin finally proposed to V. That was a nice lead-in, too, with a fake-out about Kevin lying about money, but really, he was only trying to actually pull off a surprise.
As for Mickey and Ian, your guess is as good as mine on whether they’ll be happy together long-term. I hope they at least make it through the series because they both appear to have finally realized they’re damn lucky to have each other. Mickey should feel especially grateful because there’s no telling when homophobic Terry will try to kill Ian again. He did open fire on their honeymoon suite, but all was well.
All was not well, however, where Lip is concerned. After a major blowout fight with Tami outside the wedding, he ended up hitting the booze. The figurative funeral arrived for his sobriety, and Jeremy Allen White continued to crush his portrayal.Showtime
Years of hard work poured down the drain, but this move guaranteed that Lip won’t be leaving the show. In fact, he’s now further cemented as the series’ emotional center while embodying the Gallagher essence. There are facets of Lip that represent nearly every other character of the show, and watching his journey at times evolving and devolving through our very eyes throughout the series is truly heartbreaking. Things are never as real for anyone else on Shameless than they’ve been for Lip. He went to college, after all, the only Gallagher to do so, and everything still fell apart for him.
Furthermore, Lip still doesn’t know how to take care of himself. I was actually wondering at the beginning of this episode how he was keeping himself together in the lead-up to the wedding. Tammy had taken Fred and left Lip with her key and a “go f*ck yourself” note, and Lip’s first course of action was to check up on whether Ian had taken his bipolar meds before his stressful day. Fiona’s...
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You’ve probably seen our other COVID-19 list, the one where we are examining every cancellation that has taken place as the pandemic takes hold in our community. This is the counterpoint to that “Houston, we have a problem” list; this is the one where we’ll talk about how the show must go on, how the Force will be with us, and, maybe most importantly, how we’ll be back.
IndieWire will continue to update this page with the latest breaking news regarding virtual events, work logistics, TV premieres, and general acts of bravery and kindness. This is the place where we’ll be documenting our return to normalcy — and make no mistake, we’ll get through this. The most recent updates will be posted at the top of the running list below.March 30
–Premiering on ABC: “Celebrity Family Feud”
–Premiering on CBS: “Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special”
–Premiering on Discovery: “Driven”, “Fast N’ Loud”
–Premiering on Acorn TV: “The Schouwendam 12”
–Premiering on Nickelodeon: “#KidsTogether: The Nickelodeon Town Hall”
–Premiering on WGN: “Almost Paradise”March 27
–Premiering today on Netflix: “Car Masters: Rust to Riches”, “The Decline”, “Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon”, “Il processo”, “Maska”, “Ozark”, “Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts” “True: Wuzzle Wegg Day”, “Uncorked”
–Premiering today on Hulu: “Baghdad Central”
–Premiering today on Amazon Prime Video: “Making the Cut”
–Premiering today on WE: “Mama June: Family Crisis”
–Premiering today on PBS: “Somewhere South”
–Premiering today on SyFy: “Vagrant Queen”March 26
–Jane Fonda and Greenpeace’s Fire Drill Friday climate activism rallies are going virtual. Fonda will be hosting monthly virtual rallies and additional programming every month on Fridays to continue encouraging politicians to adopt a Green New Deal, end new fossil fuels, and transition to a renewable economy that protects workers and communities. The first event will be held on Friday, March 27 at 11 a.m. PST and will feature a Q&A with Fonda and Senator Ed Markey D-Massachusetts about COVID-19 and the climate crisis. The first virtual Fire Drill Friday rally will be held on Friday, April 3 at 11 a.m. PST. IndieWire spoke to Fonda earlier this year about bringing Fire Drill Fridays to Los Angeles and the...