Watch the Shameless season 9 premiere online

Emmy Rossum as Fiona Gallagher in Shameless (Season 8, episode 3) - Photo: Paul Sarkis/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: shameless_803_3153
Emmy Rossum as Fiona Gallagher in Shameless (Season 8, episode 3) - Photo: Paul Sarkis/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: shameless_803_3153 /

Where can you find the first episode of Shameless season 9 online?

Well, it’s been a long journey. This weekend Shameless will enter its ninth season and will need to make decisions soon about where it’s going. So far, the show has been closely centered around the Gallagher family, with arguably the main character being it’s eldest daughter, Fiona.

However, the actress behind that character, Emmy Rossum, has informed the showrunners (and the media) that season 9 will be her last appearance on the show. Obviously, there are other members of the family who could (and will) carry on, but it may have to refocus a bit. Also, it remains to be seen just how Fiona will make her exit. It could be a job, a fight, a wedding, or even some tragic accident.

Based on her status at the end of season 8, anything is possible. Fiona spent much of that season battling, in one way or another, the… shall we say unofficial tenants… of her building. In the finale, she finally snapped and forced them out with a smoke bomb. Not very nice, but desperate times call for desperate measures perhaps?

Ian will also have big changes to deal with. For a good portion of season 8 he had the notoriety but didn’t really do anything with it. That changed in the finale when he got his followers to make a large sign (using sheets) that proclaimed ‘God is gay and he loves you.’ That gave Ian his first real taste of power, as they all closed ranks and refused to give up his identity so he wouldn’t be arrested. Of course, that ended with the whole group being arrested, but it can’t last for very long.

In the premiere’s trailer, there’s also a good look at Frank, who seems to have given up on the reformed life he was trying to live for most of season 8. Yes, he fell off the wagon at the end, but he had been pretty committed to it beforehand. From what you can see in the trailer, he clearly didn’t go back.

Shameless season 9 will premiere Sunday, Sept. 9, at 9

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  • Date Sunday, Sept. 9
  • Episode title: “Are you there Shim? It’s Me, Ian.”
  • Time: 9 p.m.
  • Channel: Showtime
  • Live stream: FuboTVPrime Members Start Your Free Trial of Showtime with Prime Video Channels