Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be… perhaps better off. When Frank’s not at the bar spending what little money they have, he’s passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.
Series Fun Facts
- Unusually for a TV-show, creator John Wells has a very strict policy of no scripts allowed on set. The actors have to know their lines by heart.
- Despite being in almost every episode since season one, Joan Cusack is still listed as a "special guest star" in the opening credits.
- Woody Harrelson was originally set to star, back when the show was to air on NBC, then HBO, and then Showtime, before dropping out after the success of Zombieland.