Recently garnering three Emmy nominations in the Comedy category, the new season of SHAMELESS finds the Gallaghers dealing with both the upside and downside of personal and urban renewal. In season five, Frank (William H. Macy), Fiona (Emmy Rossum), Lip (Jeremy Allen White) and the rest of the family - Ian, Debbie and Carl Gallagher - and their neighbors Kev and Veronica band together to fight the invading hipster hordes as real estate speculators and organic coffee shops begin to overrun their beloved South Side of Chicago.
But, as their neighborhood begins a move towards gentrifying, the Gallagher clan begins to reconcile their chaotic past in the hopes of building a better future. In addition to new series star Emily Bergl and recurring special guest star Joan Cusack, the new season features guest stars Dermot Mulroney, Steve Kazee and Sasha Alexander.
Pre-order listings at Amazon.com show that Warner Home Video has scheduled releases of Shameless - The Complete 5th Season on DVD (3 discs, $39.98 SRP) and high-def Blu-ray (2 discs, $44.96 SRP) to be available starting December 29th. These packages will arrive on store shelves in the box art shown below (Blu-ray, DVD front, and DVD rear). Subtitles are included in English, French and Spanish, plus the following extras are also on board (per the back of the DVD box):
2 All-New Featurettes:
shameless sex love
Commentary on Episode 7: "Tell Me You F**king Need Me"
Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading crime and justice television network, announced today that it will hold its third annual INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE honors event this fall in New York City. Cohosted by Glamour, the event will recognize the remarkable efforts of Angie Harmon, AnnaLynne McCord, and Grace Gealey, as well as their charity partners, for their commitment to raising awareness and providing resources and education to victims of crime and social injustices. Launched in April 2013, INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE is ID's national public affairs campaign designed to inform a dialogue around such topics as violence against women, domestic abuse, bullying, and the suppression of civil rights, while also inspiring viewers to take action and make a difference in the lives of others.
Harmon, McCord, and Gealey will be honored at the third annual INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE awards ceremony in New York City on Thursday, October 22. The October issue of Glamour, on national newsstands today, highlights the three women's incredible work:
ANGIE HARMON (UNICEF): Harmon was appointed UNICEF Ambassador in 2013, and has committed her support to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's End Trafficking initiative to raise awareness about the issue and mobilize Americans to take action and protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse. UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first by providing health care, clean water, nutrition, education, child protection, emergency relief and more.
ANNALYNNE MCCORD (The New Somaly Mam Fund: Voices for Change): As a sexual assault survivor, McCord works as a spokesperson and ambassador for NSMF in the fight to end human trafficking. The New Somaly Mam Fund: Voices for Change is an organization whose mission is to eradicate human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and modern-day slavery, and to empower survivors.
GRACE GEALEY (Saving Our Daughters): Gealey serves as one of the first philanthropist ambassadors for the "Saving Our Cinderellas" on Broadway program and is a "Celebrity Godparent" mentor for the program across the country. The Saving Our Daughters charity works with teenage girls to empower them with the tools to overcome many obstacles, such as bullying and dating abuse.
"ID takes great pride in its commitment to public service and has always understood the power of the medium – and, the potential for good – that a television network like ours can actually have in our society," said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. "We are both delighted that Glamour passionately shares our mission, as well as humbled by our three celebrity honorees, who inspire us all to make a difference in the lives of others."
In addition to the celebrity honorees, ID and Glamour will celebrate the work of an "everyday" hero for making a difference in her community. One winner will be selected from hundreds of nominees who entered a national call-to-action. Last year's winner, Kristen Paruginog, founded Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence, a social media initiative (#WeWillNotAbuse) and online resource platform that provides support to victims and survivors of violence. At this year's honors event, Paruginog will pass the torch to the new "everyday" hero whose chosen charity will receive a $5,000 grant from ID.
The multiplatform INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE public affairs campaign employs all of ID's promotional assets, including on-air, digital, and social resources, and local and national events. On Monday, October 26, ID will bolster its commitment to INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE by dedicating an entire day of ID's favorite series and specials that address these social injustices, culminating with the primetime world premiere of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: SHOCKING SECRETS. Hosted by Emmy Emmy-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and Al Jazeera America anchor Tony Harris, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS is a timely special report on the state of domestic violence in the U.S.
Throughout the day ID talent will chat live about ways the online community can take action and "Inspire A Difference" through a twitter chat @DiscoveryID (#InspireADifference). ID will also air INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE PSAs featuring Paula Zahn, Tamron Hall, Charisma Carpenter, Michelle Ward, and Alicia Kozakiewicz, in an effort to motivate viewers to take action with the support of leading national nonprofit partners such as No More, Safe Horizon, HELP USA, One Love Foundation, the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), The National Domestic Violence Hotline, and the Alicia Project.
Glamour is the biggest fashion and beauty magazine brand in its competitive set, reaching an all-time high of one out of eight American women, with 11 million print readers and 9 million unique users online. Glamour has received a record number of National Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year, honoring print and digital excellence, and General Excellence for its category. Its content is available in an iPad edition, apps, podcasts, and books—including two New York Times best-sellers. In 2013 Glamour launched its video channel, which now boasts 46 video series and has received substantial critical accolades, including a 2014 National Magazine Award for Video and a Television Academy honor. In 2014 Glamour launched Lipstick.com, Glamour's stand-alone beauty site and Conde Nast's first-ever digital spin-off. With a robust social strategy across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Google+, and Tumblr, Glamour's total social media footprint is at a record high of 65 million touchpoints. For more information, visit Glamour.com.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television and one of America's fastest growing cable networks, delivering the highest-quality programming to nearly 86 million U.S. households. From harrowing crimes to the in-depth investigations and the heart-breaking mysteries that result, the "always revealing" network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society, and the human condition. ID's national public affairs campaign, INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE, is designed to inform a national dialogue around such topics as violence against women, domestic abuse, social and civil rights, mental health, bullying and sexual assault, while inspiring viewers to take action and make a difference in the lives of others. More information and partner resources can be found at InspireADifference.com. To learn more about ID, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. ID is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.
The TV Academy has selected its final group of presenters for the Creative Arts Emmys.
Drawing on talent from television’s top comedies and dramas, the list includes Louie’s Pamela Adlon, Rizzoli & Isles’ Sasha Alexander, UnReal’s Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer, Comedy Bang Bang’s Scott Aukerman, House of Cards’ Reg E. Cathey, Billy on the Street’s Billy Eichner, Project Runway’s Heidi Klum, The Big Bang Theory’s Chuck Lorre,The Brink’s Aasif Mandvi, Scorpion’s Katharine McPhee, The Last Man on Earth’s Kristen Schaal, Silicon Valley’s Martin Starr and Parenthood’s Mae Whitman.
They join previously announced presenters Masters of Sex’s Beau Bridges, The Comedians’ Mel Brooks, So You Think You Can Dance’s Cat Deeley, Vampire Diaries’s Nina Dobrev, Children’s Hospital’s Rob Corddry and Paul Scheer, American Odyssey’s Peter Facinelli, Robot Chicken’s Seth Green, Mom’s Allison Janney, @midnight’s Chris Hardwick, Dr. Ken’s Ken Jeong, The Goldbergs’ Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jane The Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez, Property Brothers’ Drew and Jonathan Silver Scott, StarTalk’s Neil deGrasse Tyson, Transparent’s Bradley Whitford and Modern Family’s Fred Willard.
The Creative Arts Emmys, executive produced by Bob Bain, will take place at the Microsoft Theater on Sept. 12 at 4 p.m., and will be streamed in its entirety as part of the Backstage LIVE! programming on Emmys.com, Yahoo.com and FOX.com starting at 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 20 ahead of the Primetime Emmys. A two and a half-hour version of the show will air on FXX on Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.