‘Shameless’: Is the Series Really Filmed in Southside Chicago?

Showtime’s long series, Shameless, based in Southside Chicago, is now on air season 11. Fans are heartbroken that the drama is coming to an end, but some are still wondering if the program was filmed in Southside Chicago. Where is the Gallagher family home, and does it cost fans anything to visit Frank Gallagher ‘s stomping land?

'Shameless' star William H. Macy
‘Shameless’ star William H. Macy | Slaven Vlasic / Getty Pictures

‘Shameless’: Gallagher’s house is a true home in Southside Chicago

In Shameless, the family home is a run-down home in Canaryville – an area in Southside Chicago, Illinois. However, in real life, the 2100 block of South Homan Avenue in the North Lawndale area of ​​Chicago is the home of the Bell family. Inside, it looks very different than on display.

“It’s funny. You watch your house on TV, and it’s weird, ”said Vivian Bell DNAinfo. The stay-at-home grandmother has lived in the “Gallagher” home for 40 years. However, she says that her home is tidier than the one on TV.

Although the area has deep Irish-Catholic roots and a working class, “L” trains do not run through the neighborhood as seen on TV.

The ‘Shameless’ team travels to Chicago a few times a year to make a film

according to Chicago Film Office director Richard Moskal, the production visits Chicago two or three times a year. They stay for about a week for each bullet. However, most of the show is filmed at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California.

Only the outside scenes of the series are filmed in Chicago. For example, a stuntman jumped out of a slow-moving bus in a South Chicago community for season 10. They also film outside of the venues representing Liam Gallagher’s school and Gallagher’s home. In general, any outdoor scene may have been filmed in Chicago.

Shameless fans, you are welcome to come into the gate and take pictures on the porch, ”sign reads. “Donations in the bucket are highly valued. Thanks a lot.”

A quick inspection of the place on Instagram showing daily tags and photos of fans standing in front of the home, pretending to be Gallagher. Ged Shameless concluding, it looks like homeowners could offer this perk to fans for years to come.

Shameless air Sunday on Showtime at 9pm EST.

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