Shameless' Cameron Monaghan on His Surprise Return, Ian/Mickey's Future

TVLine | 2/6/2019 | Vlada Gelman
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For Cameron Monaghan, returning to the Shameless fold full-time for the recently announced Season 10 so soon after his departure from the Showtime series simply made sense, storytelling-wise and financially.

“With any show, it’s a nexus of creativity and business,” he explained on Wednesday following a panel for Gotham at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “I renewed [my contract] a number of times, and it got to the point where I wanted to step away for creative reasons, as well as business, which many other actors had done on the show years earlier.”

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But after taking “some time away” from the long-running family comedy, “I talked to [showrunner] John Wells about possible things we could do with the character in the future,” Monaghan said. “We got to a place, both creatively and financially, where I felt comfortable coming back. Much of that had to do with what we were going to do with the story. So I’m really excited to be able to go back and do that.”

As for whether fans of Ian and Mickey (played by Noel Fisher) — who reunited in prison during Monaghan’s...
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