SHO | 9:00 pm

Frank Gallagher (Emmy winner William H. Macy) senses a fresh opportunity to exploit the gullible by entering the political arena as this hit comedy opens a ninth season, with more episodes (14) airing in two parts during fall and winter. Meanwhile, Fiona (Emmy Rossum) tries to expand on her apartment building success, and Ian (Cameron Monaghan) must pay the piper for his crimes after the Gay Jesus movement takes a dark turn. Jeremy Allen White also stars.