Sunday airings of sex, drugs and alchol
Shameless – William H. Macy
By Valerie Milano
Pasadena, CA (Hollywood Today
) 1/13/13 – The sexy, crazed, drug and alcohol fueled season premieres of “Shameless,” “House of Lies” and “Californication” air Sunday evening on Showtime. “All three ended with some pretty amazing cliffhangers,” David Nevins, President of Entertainment at Showtime, told Hollywood Today and other journalists at the TCA panel at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena this weekend, “ and they all return with exciting season premieres.”
Alcoholic Frank Gallagher, (William H. Macy with shorter hair) returns as the not-so-typical father in “Shameless”. We last saw Frank sleeping in the Chicago snow after a physical altercation with his son over a case of beer. “I love the character. There is no wrong for this character. They’ve installed special low-cal scenery. I’ve been eating so much of it.”
Luckily for Frank, his family subscribes to the ‘blood is thicker than water’ theme, family is a strong bond. Emmy Rossum, (Fiona), told us, “life isn’t all comedy or all deep dark drama. And I think this season especially, we’re getting to push the boundaries, both with the comedy and the darkness as well.”
“House of Lies”, Showtime’s top performing comedy, is produced by and stars Don Cheadle and is just reaching it’s stride. Season 2 brings out more in depth information about the characters after teaching us about the dirty business of management consulting in Season 1. The finale left us wondering if Jeannie (Kristen Bell) ended her engagement because of a possible dalliance with Marty, (Don Cheadle).
The cliffhanger of “Californication” left Hank (David Duchovny) unconscious after having stopped by Charlie’s while on his way to yet another possible reunion with Karen. At Charlie’s, he runs into his crazy, suicidal girlfriend Carrie who decides it’s time to take her life – and Hank’s as well, by loading both of their drinks with pills.
No worries though, Hank is a professional at reinventing himself and in Season 6 will begin writing a musical. Marilyn Manson guest stars in a few episodes as himself and though Hank is getting stronger, the sex-capades and debauchery will continue with Charlie, (Evan Handler), “David has always had a little joke that he says where he gets naked once at the beginning of the season, and then everyone thinks he’s naked all through. And I do think, certainly in the last few seasons, the heavy lifting, so to speak, of sexual activity has fallen to Charlie Runkle.”
“This week “House of Lies” wrapped a truly outrageous episode,” Nevins told journalists, “staring Matt Damon as himself. I also want to note that these three shows are part of our free preview weekend, which is happening right now.”
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