If You Weren't Watching SMILF Before, Now's the Time to Start

The season finale of SMILF, Showtime’s sweet, thoughtful new show about single motherhood, opens with credits in the font from Manhattan and a Woody Allen quote: “The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to those things.” Before the quote can dissipate, a young girl’s voice wafts in. She says, “Hey grandma? My…

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Emmy Rossum Will Return to Shameless After Holding Out for Equal Pay with William H. Macy

As Shameless’s Fiona Gallagher, Emmy Rossum has fleshed out one of the toughest, most complex woman characters on dramedy TV, yet this week we learned she wasn’t getting the same pay as fellow lead William H. Macy, who plays her deadbeat dad. After holding out on her Season 8 contract, though, it looks like she’s…

Debbie Gallagher Invents a Pretty Good Pram Scam on the Shameless Season 7 Premiere

We’ve watched the young characters—and actors— of Shameless grow up before our eyes, and so it’s remarkable to be in the seventh season, seeing little Liam old enough to go off to school by himself, Ian dealing with the vagaries of a grown-folk relationship, and Lip completing his first stint in rehab (but maybe not…

Roadies Snoozily Sprouts Up in Vinyl's Place, Present-Day Nostalgia for Rock Firmly Situated

Throughout Vinyl’s first—and now final—season, my opinion changed ever so slightly from when I first wrote about its debut episode. Vinyl remained absurd, overly nostalgic, ahistorical and evenly lionizing of men, but at the very least, the effervescent Juno Temple got to shine a little and, even better, the “getting…