Watch The First Twenty Minutes Of Showtime's Shameless

After last night's awesome season finale of Dexter, Showtime aired the first twenty minutes of Shameless. As you may recall the new show is based on a British series of the same name and stars William H. Macy as an alcoholic father of an eclectic group of kids. If you're not sold by the time Macy's character explains what his family knows best near the three minute mark then you should probably rewind and watch it again. Shameless premieres January 9th at 10pm.

William H Macy Is A Happy Drunk In Showtime's Shameless Trailer

A while back we told you former child genius Donnie Smith, sometimes referred to as William H. Macy, was set to star as a drunk in a new series for Showtime with Emmy Rossum. As proof that wasn't just something we made up drunk on Bartles & Jaymes, today we have the first official trailer for Shameless. The premise certainly sets up some exciting possibilities that have no doubt been explored on the British series of the same name, but either way it looks like another good addition to the Showtime family, albeit without illegal drugs or serial killers. Shameless will premiere Sunday January 9th at 10pm, right after your drinking muscles have been exercised over the holidays.   [via warming glow]