10 Things You Didn't Know About "Shameless"

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How much do you know about the Gallaghers and TV's "Shameless?"

The Gallaghers of Showtime's hit dramedy Shameless, featuring a cast (and a family) led by William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, are more like your next door neighbors than you'd like to think. Or perhaps you and your family are much more like the Gallaghers than you'd like to think or than you'd like your neighbors to think. We know, it's pretty heavy stuff. That's probably why the show has resonated so much with the American public. On some level, it's like holding up a mirror.

The Gallaghers have wormed their way into our blackened, charred hearts and have become a beloved dysfunctional family, much like the network TV Conner clan in the long-cancelled Roseanne or the Fisher fam in HBO's much-missed Six Feet Under.

These are 10 things you may only know about Shameless if you are a diehard fan. However, if you are planning to do a Netflix or DVR binge-watching sesh to get into the show, why not grab a few fun facts here before you begin?