Katey Sagal, Courteney Cox Join “Shameless”

Katey Sagal. Photo by John Salangsang/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (4419515ff)

Katey Sagal and Courteney Cox are joining the Gallaghers.

Variety confirms that the Married With Children and Friend’s alums are is to play recurring roles on the Showtime comedy. 

Sagal will play Ingrid, a psych patient who catches Frank’s (William H. Macy) eye, while Cox will play Jen Wagner, a famous actress who hires fellow recovering alcoholic Lip (Jeremy Allen White) to be her sober companion, and then takes him on an epic search for a cocktail.

The upcoming and ninth season of the hit show will air in two parts this fall and winter. Season nine is an expanded order consisting of fourteen episodes. The first part returns September 9 and the second will include Shameless’ landmark 100th episode.