With amazing DISH technology, you never have to miss a favorite TV show, sporting event or premium channel hit show ever again because DISH provides so many ways to catch what you want to watch at home or on the go. The popularity of the premium network, Showtime®, has grown greatly over the past few years because of its superb original programming. If you have Showtime on DISH, by using advanced Sling® technology, you can access any show you have recorded on your DVR using the DISH Remote Access App. So, if you are out and about and unable to watch Showtime’s movies and original series, simply record them on your DVR and access them at a later time using your DISH Remote Access App or by logging into dishonline.com if you’ve set up an account. It’s that easy! One show that makes Showtime® a great add-on to your existing DISH package is Shameless.
Watch Shameless on Showtime® on DISHAs if it weren’t already a great network, Showtime® has produced another amazing adult drama in Shameless, which follows the very large Gallagher family, who live on the south side of Chicago. William H. Macy brilliantly portrays the patriarch, Frank Gallagher, father of six kids, and a raging alcoholic who spends the majority of his time trying to find new ways to dupe the disability system. By doing so, he can continue to remain unemployed, collect money from the government, and spend it at his favorite watering hole, The Alibi Room, where the bartender and patrons are forced to listen to his drunken ramblings on a range of topics from teenage debauchery to the flaws of the United States government.
Aside from the Oscar®-nominated, Emmy®-winning Macy, the cast is made up of an ensemble of incredibly talented young and up-and-coming actors. Emmy Rossum plays Fiona Gallagher, the eldest of Frank’s six kids. At just 21, Fiona is responsible for taking care of her five younger siblings. With Frank preoccupied with his drinking and financial scheming, and their mother having run out on them two years ago, Fiona is the only responsible adult in the children’s lives. She works two minimum wage jobs but somehow always seems to put food on the table and pay the household bills—for the most part. She does get some help from the two eldest boys, 17-year-old Phillip, played by Jeremy Allen White and 16-year-old Ian, played by Cameron Monaghan. Phillip, who goes by “Lip,” is extremely intelligent and makes money in some very creative, though under-handed ways, such as writing classmates’ papers and even taking the SAT’s for college-bound juniors and seniors who’d never make it to college without Lip’s “academic advising.”
Ian, who is struggling with his sexuality, in addition to everything else that goes along with being 16, has dreams of enlisting in the military once he turns 18, much to his elder brother’s dismay. We find out late in season one that young Ian is not Frank’s child but actually the product of an affair between his mother and one of Frank’s brothers. The three youngest children, Debbie, 10 (Emma Kenney), Carl, 9 (Ethan Cutkosky) and Liam, 2 (Brennan Kane Johnson & Blake Alexander Johnson) certainly keep Fiona, Lip and Ian on their toes with their mischievous shenanigans. The Gallagher family certainly gives new meaning to the term “dysfunctional family.” As the creator of the show, Paul Abbot, said, “It’s not…Roseanne. It’s got a much graver level of poverty attached to it. It’s not blue collar; it’s no collar.”
Be sure to tune in to Showtime on DISH (channel 318) every Sunday night at 10 p.m. EST so you don’t miss out on another amazing Showtime® hit – or at least make sure to set your DVR! When you add Showtime® to an existing DISH package, you get 9 channels including 5 in high def. Showtime® is also home to other original series like Dexter, Nurse Jackie, Weeds, The Borgias, Californication and the brand-new comedy, House of Lies.