‘Shameless’ Season 8: Fans get first-look look at sets and more on WB Studio Tour


Photo credit: Marissa Messiano

Fans who venture onto the Warner Bros Studio Tour in Hollywood, CA may get a first-look at the exterior sets for ‘Shameless’ Season 8, along with behind-the-scenes looks at notes, writers boards, and more!

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Hollywood, CA offers fans of movies and television the opportunity to see what’s it’s really like to film on backlots and sound stages. You get the opportunity to travel around the studio on a golf cart, an official WB Tour Guide leading the way, as you’re transported from New York City to the jungle and everywhere in between.

Recently, the Studio Tour opened a Wonder Woman exhibit that’s a must see, but for fans of the Showtime series Shameless, there’s an even better reason to visit the studio this summer.

The series films in a sound stage, and while you may not get to visit the interiors, there’s a really good chance that you’ll get to visit several of the exteriors that will appear in Shameless Season 8. Check out the photos below of the Alibi Room (red building), the L train steps, and Patsy’s Pies.

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What fans of the show might find MOST interesting, is that the exterior of Fiona’s laundromat… no longer looks like a laundromat. Instead, the building is covered by scaffolding, which we were told is there as part of the set.

So what does this mean for Shameless Season 8? Even though there is likely to be a small time jump, it looks like the building across the street from Patsy’s Pies will continue to play a role on the show.

We have no way of knowing if it’s still owned by Fiona’s boss or if it’s being turned into something completely different altogether. But we do know that it’s “under construction” on the show itself. So what do you think it could be? Is it still just being worked on from when Fiona sold it? Did someone else buy the building? Is Shameless using it as a new set and hoping fans don’t realize the exterior is the old laundromat building? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Photo credit: Marissa Messiano

After you finish touring the backlots, you’ll be able to see some series development boards from Shameless on sound stage 48, including writing notes, episode guides for each character, and promotional posters from past seasons. As you continue through the exhibit, you’ll follow an episode of television from drafted notes, to casting, to filming, to post-production and more. Check out some of the behind-the-scenes boards on display in the exhibit below:

Photo credit: Marissa Messiano Photo credit: Marissa Messiano

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Shameless Season 8 will premiere later this fall on Showtime. What are you most excited to see in the new season? Let us know in the comments below!