"Shameless" Stars Gather for Season 2 Premiere Reception

Posted Friday January 6, 2012 6:03 AM GMT

Ready to usher in the second season of their Showtime drama, the stars of "Shameless" attended a glitzy red carpet reception in Los Angeles, California on Thursday night (January 5).

Held at Haus Los Angeles, the program's leading lady Emmy Rossum dazzled in a sequined silver 1920s inspired dress as she joined alongside her small screen father, William H. Macy, who was accompanied by his "Desperate Housewives" actress wife Felicity Huffman.

Along with a handful of the cable network's execs, other celebrities turning up for the festivities included Amy Smart with husband Carter Oosterhouse, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, Jenna Elfman, Madison Davenport and the adorable Emma Greenwell.

The red carpet reception comes ahead of this weekend's all new episode of "Shameless" titled 'Summertime,' which airs on Sunday (January 8) at 9 PM ET/PT on Showtime.

With the trailer for the Season 2 opener found below, a synopsis via the show's website tells that "despite her breakup with Steve, Fiona tends bar at a local hotspot with Veronica, hangs out with a successful young business executive, and enjoys her youth; Debbie runs a daycare with Carl; Ian takes over at the Kash and Grab when Kash leaves town; Lip runs a Little League book and helps Kev out with their annual ice cream/pot truck; despite Eddie's disappearance, Sheila takes small steps to finally leave the house; Frank loses a bet and surrenders Liam as collateral."

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