Shameless Season 4: Episode 1 Premiere Date, Trailer, and Spoilers

January 6, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Shameless season 4 episode 1 will premiere on January 12 at 9 p.m. EDT, but the trailer has just been released, and some spoilers can be gleaned from it.

Fiona and Mike are getting closer. “He’s my boss, so we’re going slow,” she says in the trailer. But Tony is still around.

Lip is off at college, struggling, as we see he is shut out of an exam and told by another college student that he’s not a big shot in college like he may have been in high school.

Ian is missing but is actually heading into the army.

Debbie took Liam somewhere with Holly.

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Frank, meanwhile, says he needs at least $50,000 down before they schedule his operation.

The biggest part of the new season is who will be living in the house, executive producer Mark Mylod told E! Online

‘The biggest change is who’s living in the house on a full-time basis,” he said. 

The Gallaghers are still poor, as Fiona gives her kids $3 each for lunch. “We’re approaching the poverty line,” she says.

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