Why is 'Shameless' Season 11 Episode 5 not airing this week? Here's when series returns on the Showtime app

The one thing anticipation builds up the most for is Veronica's stint as a politician but how long is the wait going to be?


                            Why is 'Shameless' Season 11 Episode 5 not airing this week? Here's when series returns on the Showtime app
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Looks like Showtime is on yet another hiatus roll as there is no new episode of 'Shameless' this weekend. Cutting down the final season into so many chunks makes sense. The show bosses probably want us to reel in the last call before the Alibi shuts down for good. But at this point they are just teasing us with either the Hall of Fame episodes or repeats every other week, leaving us hanging for the good ole' Gallagher fam.

Still, ardent fans will ride out this tension. Nothing can offend us more than Fiona Gallagher's fate on the show, but for those demanding an explanation, read on to find out why there's no new episode this week and when Episode 5 drops on the Showtime app.

Based on TV listings and schedule, the show breaks into two brand new Hall of Fame episodes before airing the fifth episode of this season. 'Shameless' Season 11 will return with Episode 5, titled 'Slaughter' all the way on Sunday, January 31, at its usual 9 pm time slot on Showtime.

However, subscribers of the Showtime app are already aware they get to see the episode a full 12 hours before people tuning into the network as the episode will drop at midnight PT, available for streaming only on the app. 

According to the official synopsis of 'Slaughter', "Ian and Mickey's security gig comes into question; Frank and Kev try to take down the Milkoviches; V canvasses to get Black people to the polls; Debbie takes Franny to meet her favorite wrestler; Carl and Leesie's policing approaches comes to a head."

With a clear view of the fight coming in hot and growing more disruptive by the minute from the Milkoviches, the only catalyst missing in the equation is Mandy. For some reason, Lip and Tami's relationship still seems something the two have been forced to participate in, and although baby Fred is much of the reason for that, this just doesn't seem right. 

Moving on, the one thing anticipation builds up the most for is Veronica's stint as a politician. We saw her making more than just a few impacts with the speech she gave in 'Nimby' and nothing gets more special than watching our bold, beautiful Southside queen flourish. Here's hoping Carl doesn't go off the rails from the path he's chosen, the way his older brother Lip had in Season 6.

'Shameless' Season 11 airs on Sundays at 9 pm on Showtime and drops new episodes at midnight on the Showtime app.

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