1. “Shameless” isn’t primarily filmed in Chicago.
Okay, admittedly, this fact hurts a bit. What do you mean the cast of “Shameless” hasn’t been running around on the south side for the entirety of its seven seasons?! If this makes you feel that the show is less authentic somehow, fear not. Although the show is primarily filmed at a soundstage and other filming locations in Los Angeles, it does shoot in Chicago a few weeks per year. Yes, the Gallagher house, Kev and V’s house, and their neighborhood are in an actual low-income Chicago neighborhood.