Showtime has picked up the drama "Shameless," based on the British series of the same name, the Hollywood Reporter reports.
Showtime is giving "Shameless" a 12-episode order. The show focuses on a recession-suffering Chicago family with an alcoholic father, played by William H. Macy and an never-there mother. Their 18-year-old daughter, played by Emmy Rossum, ends up in charge of her five younger siblings.
The British version of the show has been running for seven seasons on Channel 4.