Sasha Alexander to Get Wild on Shameless

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Sasha Alexander is headed to Showtime.

The popular Rizzoli & Isles star will appear on multiple episodes of Shameless Season 5, network sources have confirmed.

She'll come on board the series as a confident and erudite college professor named Helene. Lip will be one of her students and Helene will possess a wild side, which should be a welcome change for Alexander in comparison to her role as Dr. Maura Isles.

The actress will begin shooting her guest stint next week.

Maura's Class

Shameless Season 5 will premiere in early 2015 and will also include Dermot Mulroney in a major arc.

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Shameless Quotes

We must set a safe word... french fry.


Lip: You are gorgeous, okay? You are sweet. You are funny. You're very smart. You know that, right?
Mandy: Shut up.
Lip: Hey, hey, I mean it, okay? You're a good person Mandy.