Joan Cusack Joins Showtime’s Shameless


Academy Award-nominated actress Joan Cusack has joined the cast of Showtime’s new one-hour drama series “Shameless,” based on the long-running hit UK series.

Cusack, who will appear in all 12 episodes of the new series, will play the role of Sheila, an agoraphobic Chicago housewife with a sexually active teenage daughter who strikes up a special friendship with William H. Macy’s character, Frank Gallagher.

Production on the first season begins in mid-September, with the series premiering on Showtime, Sunday, January 9th at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

“Shameless” is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. Television. John Wells and Paul Abbott are executive producers; Andrew Stearn is the co-executive producer.