By Wendy Mitchell
Updated October 15, 2009 at 08:00 AM EDT
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According to Variety, Showtime has given a pilot order for a US adaptation of British family dark comedy/drama Shameless. William H. Macy will take the role of the alcoholic patriarch of the large family. The show’s British creator Paul Abbott will work with John Wells as an executive producer for the pilot, which will shoot in December for John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. TV. The US version will find the blue-collar family living in Chicago, where the eldest daughter has to take care of her younger siblings.

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