Courteney Cox, as well as Katey Sagal, have both joined the cast and crew of the critically acclaimed TV show, Shameless, starring William H. Macy. According to a report from Variety, the two actresses will be appearing in the ninth season.
Reportedly, Courteney will star as Jen Wagner, a famous actress who has struggled vehemently with alcohol problems previously. She hires Lip as her sober companion while she’s in town, and ends up taking him around the city in search of a drink.
Katey is set to portray Ingrid Jones, a patient Frank meets in the Emergency Room whom he instantaneously develops an affection for.
Shameless is set to release their ninth season of the show in two separate seven-episode parts, including in the fall as well as in the winter of 2019. The first episodes begin on the 9th of September at 9 pm.
This will be the first time Cox has had a role on a popular TV series in a while with the exception of Cougar Town, airing on ABC and TBS for the final three seasons.
For the most part, Courteney and her ex-husband, David Arquette, have worked behind the scenes with their production company, Coquette Productions.
Some of the shows on their roster include Celebrity Name Game, Just Before I Go, The Butler’s In Love, Cougar Town, Dirt, and The Tripper, among others.
Courteney first found massive success on the now-legendary television series, Friends, alongside David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, and Matthew Perry. Currently, Friends is ranked as the 7th best television show of all time by Empire Magazine and is at the top of several other “greatest of all time”-lists.