Shameless Noel Fisher Mickey Season 7

Shameless: Noel Fisher to Return as Ian's Ex Mickey in Season 7

Ian’s love life on Shameless is getting yet another complication.

Noel Fisher will reprise his role as the paramedic’s ex-boyfriend Mickey Milkovich during the current Season 7 of the Showtime series, TVLine has confirmed.

According to, which first reported the news, Mickey’s return is brought up in Episode 9, and he reunites with his former beau in subsequent installments. But will it be in or out of jail? And will Ian be happy to see him? During his last appearance early on in Season 6, Mickey was serving time for the attempted murder of Sammy, while getting his heart broken by Ian, who made it clear he wasn’t going to wait for him to get out.

Meanwhile, Ian’s current relationship recently hit a snag when he discovered that his new boyfriend Caleb sometimes has sex with his high school ex-girlfriend.

Season 7 of Shameless airs Sundays at 9/8 on Showtime; Fisher’s first episode back as Mickey will air on Nov. 27.

Are you excited for the reunion of Ian and Mickey, aka “Gallavich”? Hit the comments and give us your thoughts!

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  1. Brian says:

    Glad he’s back. Very good actor and he’s great for the Ian character.

  2. Joey says:

    Pretty sure I heard this almost a month ago.

  3. Alec says:

    FINALLY! I hate Ian’s new cheating boyfriend.

  4. Pat says:

    If they don’t give Mickey x Ian a “shameless” happy ending. I swear.

  5. Lynne says:

    Mickey!!! I can’t wait for this!!!

  6. Dominique says:

    in other words, the writers/producers finally realized they made a huge mistake by letting noel fisher go.

    • Antwon303 says:

      You are mistaken. The actor asked to leave the show to pursue other projects. It had nothing to do with TPTB.

      • Kate says:

        Do you have proof Noel Fisher “asked” to leave? This has been a bone of contention since he left the show. TPTB said months after the fact that he “chose” to leave, which could mean they didn’t offer him a good enough contract that made it worth his while to stay. If you have read or seen an interview where Noel-or any of the show runners-said he actually asked to leave, we’d all love to see the link.

        • Anna says:

          Interview from The Hollywood Reporter that was posted literally the day of the season 5 finale (not months after):
          THR: “There were so many ups and downs with Mickey and Ian this season, but with Ian returning home, it seems like they are left in a hopeful place despite having broken things off. Do you see this as one rare Gallagher relationship that can go the distance?”
          Showrunner John Wells: “I do, but it’s really a decision for Noel to make. He was going to do a movie and wasn’t prepared to sign on for another year, so I have to check back in with him in a few months and see. He has a very thriving film career, and we really just hired him for a few episodes when we started, but we keep expanding it, and he always comes back when he’s available. So, some of where the characters end up will be dictated by availability…”

          • Shepherd Davis says:

            Basically, Noel carried the show in Season 4 and again in Season 5. I imagine he asked for a bit more money, and Wells denied the increase, resulting in Noel leaving the show. He does not have a thriving film career, other than TMNTs.

  7. Antwon303 says:

    This makes me happy. I have missed him on the show. I really hope he reunites with Ian because they are awesome together. Plus, I miss their hump sessions :)

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  9. Tom says:

    Gallavich is the most significant relationship. Gay or straight, on television, now or evet. That stakes out a lot of history, but I believe true. The socioeconomic status of the characters, bipolar status of Ian, Mickey’s deranged homophobic father, his supposed son via prostitute Svetlana, past joys and pain, carving your lover’s namen in your chest and misspelling it … this and so much more cement this storyline Shakespearean. Add to that two of the best actors working today to literally create this love story and it takes an iconic place in television history. That is why so many fans are so passionate about what their future holds.

  10. Peron says:

    People don’t even get your hopes up for a happy Gallavich ending. It’s dead. They’re doing the same they did with Jimmy Steve. He will be back for one or two episodes at most, watch. Also Shameless is reaching really bad for audience because the ratings have been terrible, and they know Mickey will lure a lot of fans that would otherwise not bother to watch the show.

  11. Jacob Balsius says:

    BRILLIANT MOVE. Ian and Mickey is the only realistic and honest depiction of a gay relationship on American TV. Bravo!

    • William says:

      Completely agree, it’s difficult enough to have kindred gay characters in movies and on TV it’s about time the world knows we are DR and Lawyers and South Side pricks and we have the same ups and downs as straight ppl. Brining two dudes together that love each other is difficult unless their played like hetero couples, our relationships aren’t anything like a guy/girl relationship. Theres more testosterone etc. This is a realistic portrayal of a very real relationship that I can relate with.

  12. Julie says:

    Mickeyyyyyyyyyy! Noel Fisher is a damn good muthafuckin actor. Can’t wait to see what he does in the role next. Hope they don’t just give him the boot or kill him off.

  13. mr f says:

    please please please this is true pleaseeeeeee

  14. Jimmy Needs to be back! Him and fiona were like a modern Romeo and Juliet. He has always loved her, people forget he was young and immature too. He was ready to start a life with her, but she threw him to the curb for nothing. I know he disappears and comes back, but he was the only guy who really loves Fiona. They are made for one another. garbage writing getting rid of him AGAIN in season 5.

  15. Clara says:

    Yes Mickey and Ian belong together!!! Trevor is cool but no one will ever be as good as Mickey!!!! Hope Shameless lasts for years!!!!

  16. catherine says:

    Ian and mickey need to be together, they are one of those couples if there not together people will not watch the show lol

  17. catherine says:

    Ian and mickey need to be together, they are one of those couples if there not together people will not watch the show lol they are suppose to get married and the family needs at least one love happy ending.

  18. mpho says:

    i stopped watching when he left so this means i should start with season 6 episode 2. I’m so happy Mickey is back i missed him so much, he belongs with Ian but before he takes him back he should make him grovel first. Oh! can we get shameless here in South Africa please I’m sick of having to download episodes

  19. Michelle says:

    Mickey and Ian are my favorite tv couple! Let’s hope the reunification is as hot, steamy and crazy as it was before.

  20. Cristal says:

    I AM HAVING A COMPLETE MELTDOWN… IT’S KIND OF PATHETIC!!! But i think Mickey is one of the best characters ever created!! I am so in love with this character and the way noel plays him is fantastic!!! I managed to compose myself enough to write this comment.. now back to squealing and screaming and crying and laughing manically…

  21. JULIE says:

    Love Ian and Mickey. They had a unique understanding of eachother; whether it be standing behind eachother during Ian’s manic disease or Mickey struggling with his love for Ian. They need eachother..put them back together.

  22. crystal says:

    Omg yes! I hope they get back together for some reason I feel as though they are meant to be together!

  23. Angela says:

    I love seeing mickey n Ian together…cant wait to c them more often hopefully they bring mickey back for more episodes that just one a season…i love this show it’s not like da fake stuff u c w other shows it’s more real…cant wait for season 8