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Showtime has announced the return dates for three returning shows.
Shameless, House of Lies and Californication will all premiere their respective seasons Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, the pay cabler announced Monday.
The third season of Shameless kicks off the evening at 9 p.m. several months after season two ended, with the Gallaghers each seeking their own version of the American dream. Season two of House of Lies follows at 10 p.m. with the sixth season of Californication closing out the evening at 10:30 p.m.
Here are the official synopses for all three shows’ premieres:
Shameless — Jimmy (Justin Chatwin) has moved into the Gallagher home, and Fiona (Emmy Rossum) soon realizes that a GED will only get her so far and that a long-term relationship with Jimmy isn’t as fulfilling as she expected. Meanwhile, Frank (William H. Macy) reappears south of the border with no idea as to how he got there.
House of Lies — Marty (Don Cheadle) is the big-money earner at Galweather Stearn, who commands a hot, young team known as The Pod: Jeannie (Kristen Bell), Clyde (Ben Schwartz) and Doug (Josh Lawson). Marty and The Pod’s work life revolves around first-class travel, top-shelf liquor and anything they can charge the client on a black Am Ex. Marty is the ultimate power player and under his direction, this ruthless, pull-no-punches team is here to beat the corporate suckers at their own game – and they’re loving every minute of it. This season, The Pod – especially Marty and Jeannie – must deal with the fall-out from the big merger showdown. Meanwhile, Marty is thrown by the arrival of a new ‘frenemy’ at work and by Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.), who decides to move in with his lunatic mother, Monica (Dawn Olivieri).
Californication — Hank Moody (David Duchovny) continually struggles to be a good father to his college-aged daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin), while still carrying a torch for her mother, and his ex-girlfriend, Karen (Natascha McElhone). Rocker Atticus Fetch enlists the ever-cynical Hank to collaborate on the project (Broadway production of Hank’s hit novel), which he calls “…a rock opera about love conquering all.”
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