Plot Summary -
Shameless is an American television Comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. It is a remake of the award-winning British series of the same name. The series is set in Chicago's South Side Canaryville neighborhood, although it is filmed in South Lawndale and Burbank, California at Warner Bros. Studios. The series follows the dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher, a single father of six children. While he spends his days drunk, his kids learn to take care of themselves.(from Wiki)
It's not remake as much as it is an adaptation. The original British series ended after 11 seasons.
It's not the first Britcom to be adapted for the US market.
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Life on Mars was based on Life on Mars. The original was really good.