Wicked Wednesday: Shameless

10 February 2016
10 things you didn't know about Shameless.
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M-Net Edge is the home of edgy content, which is why we’re dedicating Wicked Wednesdays to the shows you’ll find on channel 102. Since it doesn’t get any edgier than one of our favourite families on TV, the Gallaghers, we’re starting with 10 things you might not have known about Shameless.

It’s based on the British series of the same name.
You may have spotted Cameron Monaghan (Ian) in another M-Net Edge show: he plays Jerome Valeska in Gotham.
Shanola Hampton, who plays Veronica, loves playing Ms. Pac-Man and Tetris on her laptop while watching TV.
Emmy Rossum (Fiona) can sing. You may have heard her vocal abilities in the 2004 film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera.
William H. Macy was the original voice of Marlin in Finding Nemo, before being replaced by Albert Brooks.
Jeremy Allen White (Lip) initially wanted to play Ian.
Joan Cusack did water ballet as a child.
Justin Chatwin played the American version of James McAvoy’s character in the British version.  They were both called Steve, but their last names differed.
Allison Janney played Sheila in the pilot. The role then went to Joan Cusack.
Although it’s set in Chicago, only the exterior shots are of the Windy City. The rest is filmed in LA.
It’s based on the British series of the same name.

Watch Shameless Season 6 Express from the U.S. on M-Net Edge every Tuesday at 03:00 and every Wednesday in prime time at 21:00.