Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.
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Season 1Netflix | Hulu | Showtime | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jan 10, 2011
Pilot Jan 10, 2011 Having her handbag stolen proves to be a blessing for Fiona when a handsome stranger named Steve comes to her rescue. Lip is shocked to discover Ian could be gay and decides his brother should pay a visit to the ever-accommodating Karen Jackson down the block. But the sudden arrival of her furious father Eddie ensures Ian's already-slim chances of happiness with Karen take a severe blow. Meanwhile, Steve buys Fiona a romantic gift, but for some reason she's less than impressed with it.
S01 E02Jan 17, 2011
Frank the Plank Jan 17, 2011 Drunk as a skunk, Frank has a run-in with Karen's father and returns home to take it out on Ian. The next day is Friday, and Frank is nowhere to be found, which is a bit odd since he never misses disability check day. The family starts a manhunt. .
S01 E03Jan 24, 2011
Aunt Ginger Jan 24, 2011 Fiona turns her attentions to Tony, a cop who has had a crush on her since childhood, but Steve isn't willing to give up without a fight; Ian is targeted by the brothers of a girl he spurned; the whole family searches for elderly Aunt Ginger, who owns their house.
S01 E04Jan 31, 2011
Casey Casden Jan 31, 2011 Debbie, sad and lonely after Aunt Ginger leaves, steals a little boy from a birthday party. In classic Gallagher style, the family hatches a plan to return the toddler safe and sound without attracting attention from the Chicago Police Department, who has made the kidnapping a top priority. Karen, in complete defiance of Eddie, starts to tease Frank sexually. Frank not knowing what to make of it keeps himself busy with booze, picking up Sheila's meds from the pharmacy and concentrating on finding the missing boy. What began as an innocent lie for Kevin to protect himself from a hot girl ultimately becomes a proposal of marriage for Veronica.
S01 E05Feb 7, 2011
Three Boys Feb 7, 2011 When the Gallagher's find out Veronica comes from a wealthy family, they try to scheme a fake wedding for the dowry. Meanwhile, Frank gets some bad news about his health.
S01 E06Feb 14, 2011
Killer Carl Feb 14, 2011 Fiona tries to prove the Gallagher home is suitable for rehabilitating a delinquent after receiving a letter from Carl's teacher; Lip gets busted taking the SAT for fellow students in exchange for cash; Kash and Ian are ashamed at their failure to stop a string of robberies at the Kash and Grab; Frank's poor business acumen continues to have negative consequences.
Season 2Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Jan 9, 2012
Summertime Jan 9, 2012 Fiona spends her summer with a new guy and bartending, while Debbie runs a daycare at their home. Meanwhile, Kevin realizes his extended weed-growing left him with a huge electrical bill and Frank borrows his youngest son Liam to help him pay a debt.
S02 E02Jan 16, 2012
Summer Loving Jan 16, 2012 As Sheila conquers her agoraphobia, a worried Frank finds a new financial plan in fellow bar patron Dottie, whose declining health and city pension make her an ideal match; Fiona juggles her job, the kids and her burgeoning love life, and Jasmine tries to help by setting up Fiona with a sugar daddy; Veronica takes some old folks from the home on an excursion; Lip worries about Karen's growing relationship with Jody; Ian tries to land a recently released Mickey a job at the Kash and Grab; Debbie wants her own room; Carl moves into the van.
S02 E03Jan 23, 2012
I'll Light a Candle for You Every Day Jan 23, 2012 Fiona hopes her moral compass isn't leading her astray when she reconnects with her married high school crush, but when she finds an abandoned purse with over five hundred dollars inside, she assumes her luck is finally changing; Frank is willing to do just about anything to stay in Dottie's good graces, even marry her; after Harry's passing, Debbie becomes obsessed with death; Kevin thinks about buying the Alibi; Lip meets with a colonel to glean information for Ian about West Point; Jody asks Frank for Karen's hand in marriage.
S02 E04Jan 30, 2012
A Beautiful Mess Jan 30, 2012 Fiona deals with the consequences of sleeping with Craig when his angry wife shows up at the door; Debbie develops a stress-rash and Fiona wonders if she's putting too much responsibility on the kids; Sheila has made it all the way to the hair salon and Frank realizes his days in the Jackson household are numbered; no longer having sex with Karen, Lip tries to dig up dirt on Jody; Ian continues on the path to West Point; Carl house-sits with his friend, Little Hank; Ethel meets Malik, a boy on Kevin's youth basketball team.
S02 E05Feb 6, 2012
Father's Day Feb 6, 2012 Frank tries to claim Eddie's insurance benefits and pension, despite being a prime suspect in his death; Fiona attends a ritzy wedding with Richard and lies about her background; Lip is devastated by Karen's rejection; Carl rents Frank's room to a hooker.
S02 E06Feb 13, 2012
Can I Have a Mother Feb 13, 2012 Grammy Gallagher shows up on a medical furlough and tries to track down a former meth lab protege that owes her money; Sheila plans Karen's wedding reception; Fiona double dates with Steve and his Brazilian girlfriend, and discovers that Steve is married; Ethel reacts to Clyde's death; Frank discovers the identity of Eddie's insurance beneficiary.
S02 E07Feb 20, 2012
A Bottle of Jean Nate Feb 20, 2012 Lip tries to get back in Karen's good graces by crafting a prenuptial agreement for her and Jody, while Ian continues to give Lip the silent treatment; Frank wants to kick Grammy out but Fiona resists until the basement meth lab explodes; Fiona is invited on a boat trip but doesn't realize Steve and his girlfriend are also attending.
Season 3Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S03 E02Jan 21, 2013
The American Dream Jan 21, 2013 Fiona is stressed about the money she used for her club night; Frank makes his way home.
S03 E03Jan 28, 2013
May I Trim Your Hedges? Jan 28, 2013 Frank tells Carl he has cancer to scam a charity foundation; Lip hunts down pedophiles in the neighborhood.
S03 E04Feb 11, 2013
The Helpful Gallaghers Feb 11, 2013 Carl says his goodbyes; Frank is on babysitting duty; Sheila wants to introduce Jody to toy time.
S03 E05Feb 18, 2013
The Sins of My Caretaker Feb 18, 2013 The city of Chicago gives notice that they're doing work on the sewer main. The problem? Aunt Ginger's bones are still buried in the yard and Frank needs to find her before the city does. Meanwhile, Fiona is picked on at work for not satisfying her boss. When Fiona fails to provide the support Jimmy needs, he turns to Este. Molly learns that she's a boy and Ned asks Ian to rob his wife's house.
S03 E06Feb 25, 2013
Cascading Failures Feb 25, 2013 The Department of Family Services hauls the Gallagher children away, leaving Fiona desperate to get them back. With Monica nowhere to be found, Fiona is forced to find Frank and get him to make a "Father of the Year" appearance in court. It all goes well until Fiona discovers that Frank's not the solution to her problem - he's the cause. Meanwhile, Kev and Veronica recruit V's mother as a surrogate and Terry catches Mickey and Ian in a compromising situation.
Season 4Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Jan 13, 2014
Simple Pleasures Jan 13, 2014 Frank returns, disrupting life; Lip attends college; Ian is missing; Fiona tries to connect with Debbie and Carl.
S04 E02Jan 20, 2014
My Oldest Daughter Jan 20, 2014 Fiona begins to enjoy the perks of living life just above the poverty line. She uses her newly activated health benefits to take the kids for checkups. However, when a road rage incident damages the company car, Fiona tells a much bigger lie about how it happened. Meanwhile, Lip seems to have lost his mojo as he struggles in school and with the ladies.
S04 E03Jan 27, 2014
Like Father, Like Daughter Jan 27, 2014 Frank stalks his previously unseen daughter, Sammi, and is surprised to find out she has a son, Chuck. Meanwhile, Fiona and Mike are getting serious. Also, Carl begins stealing dogs and holding them for ransom so that he can earn some drug money for Frank. Sheila has her first successful online date with Native American cowboy Roger Running Tree.
S04 E04Feb 3, 2014
Strangers on a Train Feb 3, 2014 Against her better judgment, Fiona continues her secret affair with Robbie. The situation nearly boils over when Mike shows up at Robbie’s apartment while Fiona is inside. Fiona is able to hide just in time before her infidelity can be exposed. Frank, in increasingly dire health straits due to liver disease, attempts to contrive an “accident” that will provide an ample insurance payout to cover the cost of a potential transplant.
S04 E05Feb 10, 2014
There's the Rub Feb 10, 2014 Fiona's series of bad decisions involving Robbie finally boil over. Meanwhile, Frank and Sammi pursue a cure for Frank's liver trouble and try to catch up on missed father-daughter time; and Lip gets a surprise visit at college from Army investigators.
S04 E06Feb 17, 2014
Iron City Feb 17, 2014 Fiona ends up in jail; the family waits for news about Liam; Frank wakes up in the emergency room.
Season 5Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Jan 12, 2015
Milk of the Gods Jan 12, 2015 Fiona juggles her job and a crush. Lip heads back home.
S05 E02Jan 19, 2015
I'm the Liver Jan 19, 2015 Sheila gets an offer to buy her home. Plus, Fiona is off house arrest!
S05 E03Jan 26, 2015
The Two Lisas Jan 26, 2015 Frank enlists Carl to scare off the lesbians. Debbie throws a wild party.
S05 E04Feb 2, 2015
A Night to Remem... Wait, What? Feb 2, 2015 Frank retraces the path of an epic bender. Fiona and Gus head to city hall.
S05 E05Feb 9, 2015
Rite of Passage Feb 9, 2015 Fiona's plans to announce her marriage unravel. Mickey asks for Lip's help.
S05 E06Feb 16, 2015
Crazy Love Feb 16, 2015 Fiona is thrown into chaos by the return of Jimmy. Ian takes Mickey's baby.
Season 6Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S06 E01Jan 11, 2016
I Only Miss Her When I'm Breathing Jan 11, 2016 Frank's newfound appreciation freaks the Gallaghers out.
S06 E02Jan 18, 2016
#Abortion Rules Jan 18, 2016 Debbie carries a bag of flour around - determined to prove Fiona wrong.
S06 E03Jan 25, 2016
The F Word Jan 25, 2016 Frank teaches Debbie how to work the system. Kev and Veronica visit Yanis.
S06 E04Feb 1, 2016
Going Once, Going Twice Feb 1, 2016 Fiona confronts Patrick. Ian makes a discovery at the firehouse.
S06 E05Feb 8, 2016
Refugees Feb 8, 2016 Frank helps Erica as Debbie ups her game. Lip tries to protect Helene.
S06 E06Feb 15, 2016
NSFW Feb 15, 2016 Ian and Caleb get serious. Lip appears before a disciplinary committee.
Season 7Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S07 E01Oct 3, 2016
Hiraeth Oct 3, 2016 Frank wakes up after a month-long coma to find no one missed him. Worried she isn't a good mother, Debbie takes a criminal approach to making sure Franny grows up wealthy. Meanwhile, Lip successfully completes rehab and is determined to stay "sober;" Carl looks into surgery after learning he's the only uncircumcised brother; and Ian gets a bad feeling about Caleb's friend Denise.
S07 E02Oct 10, 2016
Swipe, F**k, Leave Oct 10, 2016 Ready to disown his family, Frank takes Liam under wing and starts a new life barricaded on the top floor of the Gallagher home. Fiona, meanwhile, adopts a new, relaxed attitude and starts running Patsy's Pies on her own terms. Debbie gets into trouble in the stroller business; Ian tries out heterosexuality; and Carl finds himself forced into abstinence.
S07 E03Oct 17, 2016
Home Sweet Homeless Shelter Oct 17, 2016 Kevin, Veronica and Svetlana start a topless maid service. At the shelter, meanwhile, Frank makes new friends to replace his old family - leading them to a for-sale house converted into the Gallagher Home for the Homeless. Plus, Debbie's new lifestyle comes to an abrupt end; Carl gets a syphilis scare; Ian struggles with a breakup; and with Fiona on the run to clean up after her siblings, business at Patsy's hits the skids.
S07 E04Oct 24, 2016
I Am a Storm Oct 24, 2016 Frank worries that he and his new family will lose their Home for the Homeless shelter, so he plans a little goodwill for the neighborhood. Meanwhile, Fiona drums up business by throwing a speakeasy party at Patsy's Pies.
S07 E05Oct 31, 2016
Own Your Sh*t Oct 31, 2016 Frank learns that a billionaire philanthropist has bought the homeless shelter and he and his clan can stay. Meanwhile, Fiona gets smart financial advice from a Tinder hookup as Ian struggles with his feelings for Trevor.
S07 E06Nov 7, 2016
The Defenestration of Frank Nov 7, 2016 Fiona sees opportunity in a laundromat for sale and decides to invest. Frank revels in the good fortune of his scam, but the troops catch a whiff of foul play. Meanwhile, Kev and V discover a shocking secret about Svetlana's father.
S07 E07Nov 14, 2016
You'll Never Ever Get a Chicken in Your Whole Entire Life Nov 14, 2016 Fiona learns that owning a laundromat is costlier than expected. Frank helps Liam get into a plush new school after his old one is permanently shut down. Meanwhile, Debbie cleans up her act and grows closer to Neil.
Season 8Netflix | Showtime | Rent or Buy
S08 E01Nov 6, 2017
We Become What We ... Frank! Nov 6, 2017 The Gallaghers find themselves with money to burn as Carl sells their inheritance from Monica. Fiona swears off random hookups to focus on her new apartment building. Lip deals with the sacrifice that comes with sobriety. Frank emerges out of a meth-induced haze to make amends for decades of depravity.
S08 E02Nov 13, 2017
Where's My Meth? Nov 13, 2017 Frank re-lives his 20s and joins the workforce for the first time! Fiona grapples with evicting someone from her building. Lip works out a plan to sabotage Charlie's chances with Sierra. Ian and Carl make a troubling discovery about Monica. Kev says his goodbyes as he prepares to go under the knife.
S08 E03Nov 20, 2017
God Bless Her Rotting Soul Nov 20, 2017 A violent meth dealer threatens the Gallaghers, forcing Ian, Carl, Lip and Debbie to find a way to pay him off without involving Fiona. Fiona battles it out with a vindictive tenant. Lip cares for a down-and-out Professor Youens. Frank - miraculously - attains something resembling sainthood.
S08 E04Nov 27, 2017
Fuck Paying It Forward Nov 27, 2017 A blast from the past shakes up Fiona's view of her life. Frank gets involved with Liam's school and becomes the most popular dad in the PTA. Lip learns getting laid is harder than anticipated when sober. Ian crosses a boundary with a kid from the youth center. Kev and V take a trip to meet his birth family.
S08 E05Dec 4, 2017
The (Mis)Education of Liam Fergus Beircheart Gallagher Dec 4, 2017 As Fiona tries to raise the profile of the neighborhood, Ian helps Trevor to raise money for a new youth shelter. Meanwhile, Carl loses his scholarship and gets creative with securing the tuition, Lip stands up to a friend and gets hurt and Frank teaches the parents at Liam's school all about the working class.
S08 E06Dec 11, 2017
Icarus Fell and Rusty Ate Him Dec 11, 2017 Fiona is forced to reflect on her own life after a lonely tenant dies and the duty of cleaning out the apartment falls upon her. Meanwhile, Debbie has a pregnancy scare and winds up in a compromising position, Lip enlists Carl's help to search for his sponsor and Frank enjoys having his first-ever credit card.
S08 E07Dec 18, 2017
Occupy Fiona Dec 18, 2017 Ian tests Fiona's patience and resolve by bringing a messy “Occupy Fiona” movement right to her front door. Lip struggles to get Professor Youens to court for his DUI trial. Meanwhile, a now unemployed Frank goes on a job hunt and Carl gets a feisty new rehab client with a plan to help him get the rest of his tuition.
Season 9Showtime | Tubi TV
S09 E01Sep 10, 2018
Are you there Shim? It’s me, Ian. Sep 10, 2018 Frank’s latest sexual escapades get him into trouble with the Hopkins Academy PTA. Fiona struggles with her decision to bail Ian out of jail, while he continues his Gay Jesus antics inside. Lip juggles taking care of Xan with a potential romance. Debbie fights for equal pay at work, and Carl has to prove himself at military school. Kev and V have trouble with the twins without Svetlana.
S09 E02Sep 17, 2018
Mo White For President Sep 17, 2018 Fiona makes a play for a risky investment opportunity, ignoring Ford’s advice. Frank discovers the financial incentives of local politics. Carl bolsters his West Point application in unexpected ways. Debbie struggles to find allies in her battle against sexual harassment. Ian is overwhelmed by the growth of the Gay Jesus movement. Kev and V try to find the perfect preschool for the twins.