During the SHOWTIME® Free Preview, August 31 to September 3, you can get access to all of the best movies and shows on SHOWTIME®! It’s the perfect opportunity to catch up on Shameless ahead of its Season 9 premiere.

With no signs of slowing down, Shameless is back with an added 2 episodes for this season, bumping their normal 12 up to 14. That’s great news for fans, knowing the show will be diving even further into the complex lives of the Gallagher family.

In the upcoming ninth season, the South Side gets hit with political fervor and justice will now be served Gallagher-style. After Fiona (played by Emmy Rossum) struggled with tenants in season 8, she takes an expensive gamble on her apartment complex, hoping to propel herself into even bigger successes. Meanwhile, Frank (played by William H. Macy) decides to give voice to the working man, and it doesn’t hurt that there’s also financial opportunity in campaigning. The man works for himself and doesn’t feel any sense of shame.

The Gallaghers continue to struggle, but even through their trials and tribulations they know that “nothing is bigger than family.” Tune in this September to see them push through the daily grind of life.

Here’s how to watch the SHOWTIME® Free Preview on all of your devices:


  1. Open the DIRECTV App. Don’t have it? Download it here.
  2. Select Watch Live TV and scroll to the SHOWTIME® lineup (channels 545-557).
  3. Tap the Play button and watch live SHOWTIME® all weekend!


  1. Turn on your TV and press the Guide on your remote.
  2. Scroll to the SHOWTIME® lineup (channels 545-557).
  3. Get comfy on the couch and watch live SHOWTIME® all weekend!


  1. Go to DIRECTV.COM and sign in.
  2. Select Guide and scroll to the SHOWTIME® lineup (channels 545-557).
  3. Sit back, relax, and watch live SHOWTIME® all weekend!

Enjoy hit series like Shameless during the SHOWTIME® Free Preview August 31 to September 3 and make sure to watch the season premiere Sunday, September 9 at 9/8c.

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