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Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy in 'Shameless' Trailer

October 20, 2010 (7:22 am) GMT
The show is about a 'proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off.'

"", a new Showtime series based on a U.K. show of the same name, has released its first trailer in anticipation of the January premiere. The series is starring Oscar-nominated actor in the lead role and is coming from the production hand of John Wells (", "") and Paul Abbot ("", "Touching Evil").

Macy plays a far-from-stellar working class patriarch of an unconventional Chicago brood of six motley kids who keep the home afloat while he's out drinking and carousing. Playing the eldest kid Fiona is of "" fame. Some of the other Gallagher siblings are portrayed by , Emma Kenney, Ethan Cutkosky and . and are also in the show.

"Shameless" will premiere on January 9, 2011 back to back with the premiere of 's "" and the fourth season opener of "". The night will be hosted on-air by LeBlanc and his "Episodes" co-stars Stephen Mangan and .