FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shameless: The Complete Third Season
THE COMPELLING HIT CABLE SERIES
STARRING WILLIAM H. MACY AND EMMY ROSSUM
IS SET FOR RELEASE ON DVD & BLU-RAY(TM) COMBO PACK
DECEMBER 17, 2013
FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Release Features All 12 Episodes from the Series' Third Season Plus
Over an Hour of Bonus Features
BURBANK, CA (September 23, 2013) - Join the outrageous Gallagher clan for another scandalous season of Shameless with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's release of Shameless: The Complete Third Season, available on December 17, 2013. From Emmy(R)-winning executive producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing) and Warner Bros. Television, Shameless stars Oscar(R)-nominated actor William H. Macy (Fargo, Door to Door) as Frank Gallagher, the outspoken, alcoholic, single father of six clever and resourceful kids who live together on Chicago's South Side. Shameless: The Complete Third Season will feature all 12 episodes from the show's third season, plus over 60 minutes of bonus content including six featurettes and deleted scenes. The release will be sold in a Blu-ray(TM) combo pack, which includes the Blu-ray(TM) and standard DVD, plus UltraVioletTM and will retail for $49.99 SRP. The standard DVD edition will be available for $39.98 SRP.
Season three of Shameless picks up 137 days since viewers last spent time with the Gallaghers. Fiona (series star Emmy Rossum) is scrounging for cash and finds herself in a succession of jobs, including club party promoter, grocery store cashier, and office worker. Lip is sentenced to community service after stealing a laser, while Ian struggles to prevent Mickey from marrying a woman his father is forcing him to wed. Jimmy contemplates returning to medical school; Veronica and Kevin are determined to have a baby; Carl becomes part of a scheme to cheat a children's foundation; and Frank, after partying harder than usual, wakes up in Mexico without the papers or cash to get back home. As if their daily struggles weren't enough, Fiona and her siblings have to deal with Child Protective Services threatening to take away the kids.
"Fans love Shameless for the superb acting, writing, and complex characters," said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. She added, "Season 3 gives these fans even more of what they love and we're thrilled to release it on Blu-ray and DVD. With six all new behind-the-scenes featurettes available on both formats, fans will get an even deeper look into the dysfunctional and captivating lives of the Gallaghers."
Based on the long-running, award-winning British series by the same name, Shameless was adapted for American television by John Wells and original UK series creator Paul Abbott (State of Play) and made its U.S. debut on Showtime January 9, 2011. The series developed a loyal fan base during the first season, with ratings continuing to climb during subsequent seasons. Shameless is one of Showtime's top three series across Households, Total Viewers, Adults, Women & Men 18-34, 18-49, 25-54. The series averaged nearly 2.5 million Total Viewers in its third season, 20 percent higher than Season Two**.
Shameless is executive produced by John Wells, Andrew Stearn and Mark Mylod. The series is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Season Three of Shameless stars Macy, Rossum (Mystic River, Beautiful Creatures), Justin Chatwin (Taken, Weeds), Ethan Cutkosky (Fred Claus), Shanola Hampton (You Again), Steve Howey (Reba), Emma Kenney (The New Girl in Town), Cameron Monaghan (Fringe, The Mentalist), Jeremy Allen White (Afterschool), Noel Fisher (Hatfields & McCoys), Emma Greenwell (True Blood), Zach McGowan (Terminator: Salvation) and special guest star Joan Cusack (Working Girl, In & Out).
UltraViolet(TM) allows consumers to download and instantly stream the episodes to many computers, tablets, and smartphones.*
1. El Gran Canon
2. The American Dream
3. May I Trim Your Hedges?
4. The Helpful Gallaghers
5. The Sins of My Caretaker
6. Cascading Failures
7. A Long Way From Home
8. When There's a Will
9. Frank the Plumber
10. Civil Wrongs
11. Order Room Service
12. Survival of the Fittest
* Where the Streets Have No Shame (Featurette)
* The Many Sides of Sheila (Featurette)
* An Officer and a Gallagher (Featurette)
* A Lip Off the Old Block (Featurette)
* Being Mandy and Mickey Milkovich (Featurette)
* A Messy Triangle: Lip, Karen and Mandy (Featurette)
* Deleted Scenes
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc(TM) and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com.
*Limited Time Offer. Restrictions and Limitations apply. Does not include iTunes Digital Copy file. Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details.
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News Editor December 12, 2013, 7:56 am