'Shameless' Season 2 Sneak Peeks: Summer With the Gallaghers (Video)

Showtime releases a look at the family dramedy's sophomore season premiering in January.

We’re only a few months out from the return of Shameless on Sunday, January 8. And while the show breaks from last season’s winter chill in exchange for a Chicago summer, the Gallagher clan doesn’t seem to have changed much at all.

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So, what can be expected of Season 2? Well, the colorful new sneak peeks show some tazer use, punching, pole dancing, and a kid tied to the banister. So, basically it’s the same old Gallagher madness viewers love.

Shameless is based on the UK hit of the same name. It stars William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Cameron Monaghan, Jeremy Allen White, Shanola Hampton, and Joan Cusack, among others.

The series is executive produced by television and film producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing), Paul  Abbott (creator of the UK version) and Andrew Stearn.

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Watch the sneak peeks below.

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