(Part of OTRC.com's list of the 13 Best TV Shows)
13. "Shameless" -- the raunchy Showtime dramedy focuses on a large Chicago family that brings the fun in dysfunctional and is lead by the beautiful, feisty, no-nonsense Fiona Gallagher (Emmy Rossum), who takes charge of things and looks out for her brothers and sisters due to neglect by dead-beat (but wildly enteraining) dad Frank (William H. Macy) and the absence of their mother.
Why we love it: Frank's never-ending words of wisdom (that make perfect sense to him), the crazy antics of his on-again, off-again kind-hearted girlfriend and neighbor Sheila (Joan Cusack -- in what is one of her best roles yet), hilarious next-door neighbors and married couple Veronica and Kevin (Shanola Hampton and Steve Howey), and breakout star Jeremy Allen White, who plays Lip, Fiona's "Good Will Hunting"-style genius but unmotivated brother. He. Just. Gets. It.
Spoiler alert! Season 3 ended in April. We're dying to know the fate of Fiona's on-again, off-again (and secretly married) boyfriend Steve (Justin Chatwin) following the season 3 cliffhanger. Also, will Veronica and Kevin finally become parents? And of course, we also look forward to all the messed up mischief brother Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) plans to get himself into this time around.
When does "Shameless" return? Season 4 premiered on Jan. 12, 2014.