William H. Macy proves he's up to no good in new Shameless trailer... released AT THE SAME TIME he was in court watching wife Felicity Huffman get sentenced in college admissions scandal
William H. Macy is up to no good during the season 10 trailer for Shameless.
The veteran actor goes from scam to scam during the chaotic two-minute spot for the Showtime series.
The teaser for his character Frank Gallagher's drunken antics emerged almost at the exact same time while he was watching his wife Felicity Huffman be sentenced to 14 days in jail over her involvement in the college admissions scandal.
In the clip Macy's wiley Frank uses his leg injury to collect as many prescription drugs as possible, leading to an encounter with an old pal, played by Luis Guzman.
Debbie (Emma Kenney) steps up at the new family matriarch, following the departure of Emmy Rossum's Fiona, who left her little sister with $50k to take care of the family.
Eldest son Lip (Jeremy Allen White), meanwhile, deals with the realities of fatherhood.
Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) finds himself at the end of his military school sage, left him back on the South Side of Chicago and charged to figure out his life.
Meanwhile, Kev (Steve Howey) finds himself amid a masculinity-adept identity crisis.
One of the show's favorite couples returns this season as Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher) rekindle their romance in prison.
Paling around: In the clip Macy's wiley Frank uses his leg injury to collect as many prescription drugs as possible, leading to an encounter with an old pal, played by Luis Guzman
Head of house: Debbie (Emma Kenney) steps up at the new family matriarch, following the departure of Emmy Rossum's Fiona, who left her little sister with $50k to take care of the family
Daddy: Eldest son Lip (Jeremy Allen White), meanwhile, deals with the realities of fatherhood
You're outta here! Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) finds himself at the end of his military school sage, left him back on the South Side of Chicago and charged to figure out his life
Love in lockdown: One of the show's favorite couples returns this season as Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher) rekindle their romance in prison
Man up! Meanwhile, Kev (Steve Howey) finds himself amid a masculinity-adept identity crisis
And while the Gallagher family was busy causing fictional family chaos, Macy was facing real life strife as he watched his wife of 22-years get sentenced to prison.
At the sentencing, Huffman was sentenced with 14 days in federal prison, followed by a year of probation for paying a five-figure bribe in exchange for a proctor falsifying her daughter's standardized aptitude test to get the teen a higher score.
The actress, 56, addressed the court just moments before she learned her fate, breaking down in tears as she said: 'I have inflicted more damage than I could’ve ever imagined.'
She then admitted her guilt once more and told the judge her actions were 'frightened, stupid and so wrong,' then adding that she deserved whatever sentence was handed down to close out her emotional remarks.
That tearful display came almost 30 minutes after the hearing kicked off with the federal prosecutor assigned to the case reprimanding the actions that resulted in Huffman's indictment and ridiculing her excuses.
Desperate housewife: Felicity Huffman (above arriving in court) was sentenced to 14 days in federal prison for paying $15,000 to have her daughter's SAT falsified by a proctor
Right off the bat, the prosecution commented on Huffman's claim that it was her 'parental anxiety' that lead her to bribe an official in order to guarantee her daughter a better SAT test score.
'With all due respect to the defendant, welcome to parenthood,' said Assistant US Attorney Eric Rosen.
'There's no instruction manual. Parenthood is exhausting and stressful, but that's what every parent goes through.'
He later noted: 'Parenthood does not make you a felon or make you cheat. It makes you serve as a positive role model.'
Prosecutors reiterated their sentencing recommendation to the court on Friday by very plainly stating: 'The defendant, Felicity Huffman, must go to jail for one month because the only meaningful and sufficient sanction for he criminal activity she engaged in is prison.'
Sister, sister: Huffman was seen with swollen eyes (above) as she left court on Friday
Huffman was ordered to self-report to a facility determined by the Bureau of Prisons on October 25 by Judge Indira Talwani, who shared with the court how she arrived at her ruling after hearing from prosecutors, the defense and Huffman.
'The outrage in this case is a system that is already so distorted by money and privilege in the first place,' noted Judge Talwani.
'And that in a system in that context, that you took the step of having one more advantage to put your child ahead.'
Huffman was later seen being comforted by her husband, and left the courthouse around 4pm with tears in her eyes.
America crime: She will also have to pay a $30,000 fine, serve 250 hours of community service and will be placed on probation for a year following her release (above)
Fateful day: Huffman is the first parent to be sentenced for their role in the scandal, and the US Attorney has asked that the court order Huffman to prison for a month
As they made their way into court Macy was overheard saying 'that wasn't that bad' to his wife as they took their seats, not knowing they were soon to be eviscerated by a federal prosecutor.
A somber Huffman touched down in Boston on Wednesday with her husband ahead of her appearance in federal court.
The Oscar-nominated actress was in no mood to talk and hid behind a cap and sunglasses as she made her way though Logan International Airport.
Huffman was much more open in the letter she wrote to Judge Indira Talwani prior to her arrival in Boston.
In that letter, which was obtained by DailyMail.com, Huffman detailed the tearful confrontation she had with her daughter after her arrest.
That same court filing also revealed that on the morning of Huffman's arrest, her teenage daughters woke up to find FBI agents with guns drawn to their heads.
Family: The actress (abive with her siblings and Macy) entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud earlier this year
'I have broken the law, deceived the educational community, betrayed my daughter, and failed my family,' wrote Huffman in her letter to Judge Talwani.
'When my daughter looked at me and asked with tears streaming down her face, "Why didn't you believe in me? Why didn't you think I could do it on my own?" I had no adequate answer for her.'
Huffman continued: 'I could only say, "I am sorry. I was frightened and I was stupid."'
She then explained how this one decision caused her entire life to fall apart.
'In my blind panic, I have done the exact thing that I was desperate to avoid,' said Huffman.
'I have compromised my daughter's culture, the wholeness of my family and my own integrity.'
The actress also got support from over 30 friends and family members, with her siblings, Eva Longoria, Macy, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and more writing letters on her behalf that were filed in court.
Huffman admitted to paying $15,000 to a fake charity to facilitate cheating on her daughter Sofia's SATs in April.
Foreshadow: Huffman's offense was the least grievous of the parents who have been indicted, and prison time for her would likely mean prison time for the 33 other parents
Soon after the news broke, the actress released a statement saying she was 'ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community.'
The actress also stated: 'My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her.'
Huffman is one of two Hollywood stars wrapped up in the scandal.
Fellow actress Lori Loughlin is still in the pre-trial phase, with the Full House star fighting back hard and entering a not guilty plea against the claims she paid to get her eldest daughter into USC.