Bob Saget is coming to Shameless in season 9, and we honestly can’t wait to see him interact with William H. Macy‘s character Frank Gallagher. We knew it was bound to happen someday- the meeting of two notable tv fathers – but on such opposite sides of the family spectrum? This will certainly be interesting.
The word came down from Deadline that not only will Saget appear in season 9, but that Jess Gabor and Luis Guzmán (Waiting) will also be involved, but in reoccurring roles. They join the already-announced guest star of Katy Sagal, and Courteney Cox.
Saget will reportedly play Father D’Amico, a priest Kev (Steve Howey) and V (Shanola Hampton) have to answer to when they run into show-and-tell trouble with the nuns at their twins’ local Catholic pre-school.
Gabor will play Kelly Keefe, the tough-as-nails daughter of an Army officer and West Point alumnus, who takes over the life of Carl (Ethan Cutkosky), whie Guzmán will portray Mikey O’Shea.
SHOWTIME says that in Season 9:
political fervor hits the South Side and the Gallaghers take justice into their own hands. A few highlights: Frank sees financial opportunity in campaigning and decides to give voice to the underrepresented South Side working man. Fiona (Emmy Rossum) tries to build on her success with her apartment building and takes an expensive gamble hoping to catapult herself into the upper echelon. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) distracts himself from the challenges of sobriety by taking in Eddie’s niece, Xan (Amirah Johnson). Ian (Cameron Monaghan) faces the consequences of his crimes as the Gay Jesus movement takes a destructive turn.
Shameless season 9 premiered last week on SHOWTIME, and will air on Sunday nights.