Shameless Casts Katey Sagal and Courteney Cox!

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Katey Sagal and Courteney Cox are getting Shameless. 

According to Variety, both actresses have signed on to appear on the Showtime drama's upcoming ninth season. 

Sagal is a seasoned TV veteran who has appeared in the likes of Sons of Anarchy, 8 Simple Rules and Married ... with Children.

Katey Sagal Attends Event

She will play the role of Ingrid Jones, who may or may not be a new love interest for Frank. 

Sagal will recur throughout the season, but Frank's love interests have a track record for disappearing after a few episodes. 

Could Ingrid be the one for him? 

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Meanwhile, Cox will take on the role of Jen Wagner, an actress who Lip takes under his wing when he acts as a sober companion for her. 

Yeah, we can only imagine the crazy drama that will come from that. 

Courteney Cox Attends AFI Lifetime Achievement Gala

Cox is probably most well known for her roles on Friends and the Scream movie series. 

As previously reported, Showtime has opted to divide Shameless Season 9 into two parts, with each spanning seven episodes. 

This means it will also be the biggest season to date, clocking in at 14 episodes as opposed to the standard 12 the previous seasons have spanned. 

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"Political fervor hits the South Side, and the Gallaghers take justice into their own hands," reads the official description. 

"Frank sees financial opportunity in campaigning and decides to give voice to the underrepresented South Side working man. Fiona tries to build on her success with her apartment building and takes an expensive gamble hoping to catapult herself into the upper echelon."

Courteney Cox Smiles

"Lip distracts himself from the challenges of sobriety by taking in Eddie’s niece, Xan. Ian faces the consequences of his crimes as the Gay Jesus movement takes a destructive turn."

"Debbie fights for equal pay and combats harassment, and her efforts lead her to an unexpected realization."

"Carl sets his sights on West Point and prepares himself for cadet life. Liam must develop a new skill set to survive outside of his cushy private school walls."

What are your thoughts on the latest casting news for this hit drama series? 

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Shameless returns September 9. 

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Shameless Quotes

OB? I need to make an appointment with a vet, I'm having a damn litter!


I'm not gonna ask your forgiveness because you bunch didn't do s--- for me, so let's just call it a draw. I know some of ya think ya hate my guts, and truth be told I never liked any of you much either. But we're all Gallaghers. My only advice is to stop worrying so damn much. You're supposed to ask people on their death bed if they wish they'd worked more or spent more time with their family. [Laughs] Me, hell, I wish I'd partied more. Nobody ever said our neighborhood was the Garden of Eden but it's been a good home to us, to me, and you kids. I'm proud of all of you, because every single one of you reminds me a little bit of me, Lip, you're smart as a whip, you just can't seem to get out of your own way. You'll figure it out. Ian, industrious, incredible work ethic, not a clue where you got that from — got the mental illness from your mother. The only way I can understand how you ended up marrying a Milkovich. Carl, I never could figure you out. Can't believe you betrayed the family and became a cop. I'm hoping you're already on the take. Debbie, you remind me of your mother, and not in a good way. Good luck in life, you're gonna need it. Liam, you're the apple of my eye, you handsome devil. Everybody says you look just like me. Oh, Kev, Veronica, you're overrated as friends, always sticking your noses in my family's business where they don't belong. You're moving, I say good riddance. And me, Frank Gallagher, father, teacher, mentor, captain of our little ship. People say you can't drink your troubles away, I say you're just not drinking enough. I guess that's it. Not much left to say really. Except, time's precious, don't f---ing waste it. Have a good time. I sure as hell did.