Shameless stars William H. Macy, Emma Kenney, and more mark 'end of an era' ahead of series finale
After 11 seasons, the Showtime series is coming to an end on Sunday, and cast members past and present have shared tributes to the long-running drama on social media.
Macy, who stars as patriarch Frank Gallagher, shared a photo of himself with his costars flipping off the camera on April 6.
"Goodbye Shameless," he captioned the image. "End of an era. Finale this Sunday on Showtime."
Emma Kenney, who plays Debbie Gallagher, also posted about the finale, sharing a throwback photo of the cast.
"Can't believe I'm saying this but... tomorrow night is the last episode of our show," she captioned the Instagram Story.
Cameron Monaghan, who plays Ian, the middle child of the Gallagher family, reflected on "11 of the greatest years of my life" on his Instagram Story.
"Thanks for the great memories," he wrote alongside behind-the-scenes photos. "Great friends. Great stories. Great times on set. And 11 of the greatest years of my life."
Monaghan also shared a side-by-side photo of his character from the beginning of the show and the present, writing, "And a goodbye to you, Ian Gallagher. It was an honor to know you."
Emmy Rossum, who starred as Fiona Gallagher before departing after nine seasons, expressed her love for her former onscreen family ahead of the finale.
"I'm so proud of this cast and am immensely honored to have been a part of a show as unique and impactful as Shameless. I will miss you this Sunday! 💕" she tweeted Thursday.
Speaking to EW, Kenney and her onscreen sibling Ethan Cutkosky reflected on how it felt wrapping up the end of an era.
"Eleven years is a really long time, and we are so grateful and lucky that we had that," Kenney said. "Nothing lasts forever. We obviously had no idea that the show would keep going on for that long, so I think we'd wrap and be like, 'Okay, guys, bye.' Just kidding, times 11!"
"Everything that I wanted to do and that I'm doing right now is because of Shameless," Cutkosky said. "It has given me a place to stand and a voice to be able to put out things that I want to put out. So it's a reflection every day, and now seeing how much I've grown. Shameless is always going to be our baby."
Shameless also features Jeremy Allen White, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Noel Fisher, Kate Miner, and Christian Isaiah.