When will 'Shameless' Season 11 Episode 5 air and what can we expect to see when the series returns?

The series breaks for two 'Hall of Fame' episodes before returning to its proper Showtime airing on January 31


                            When will 'Shameless' Season 11 Episode 5 air and what can we expect to see when the series returns?
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'Shameless' is continuing to draw out its final season with a look back at everything that's come before. This means that fans are going to have to have to wait a few weeks before finding out what happens next with the Gallaghers, as the next two episodes of 'Shameless' will feature two 'Shameless Hall of Fame' specials on Showtime.

The final season of 'Shameless' has been peppered with these 'Hall of Fame' episodes, that take a look back at the history of the show's main characters in the 10 long seasons that they've been on the air. January 17 will see the release of 'Shameless Hall of Fame: Lip & Tami: Once Upon a Philip Gallagher' which takes a look at the blossoming relationship history of Lip Gallagher (Jeremy Allen White) and Tami Tamietti (Kate Miner). The week after that will look at two of the Gallagher family's youngest members, with an episode entitled 'Debbie, Carl and Liam: They Grow Up So Fast'. Fans have gotten to see Debbie (Emma Kenney), Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) and Liam (Christian Isaiah) literally grow up on the show, as the series started with Carl and Debbie as schoolchildren, and Liam as just a baby.

The next proper episode of 'Shameless' airs January 31, and will continue much of the concerns brought about by Episode 4, 'NIMBY'. Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) and Kev Ball (Steve Howey) will continue to try and fight back against the Malkovich clan, who are now surrounding them on both sides of their fences and growing more rambunctious, racist and dangerous by the minute. Carl's own storyline as a Chicago cop comes to a head, as some of the more brutal practices he's been privy to put him in a position to make a very, very difficult choice. In the meantime, Veronica Fisher (Shanola Hampton) is going to be getting into local politics, after last episode's 'Little Miss Southside' speech drew in the attention of a local politician. 

The synopsis for 'Shameless' Season 11, Episode 5, entitled 'Slaughter', reads, "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."

The next episode of 'Shameless' airs January 31, at 9 PM ET on Showtime.

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