Exclusive: Zach McGowan Joins Shameless as New Bad Boy -- and [Spoiler Alert]?

Looks like Shameless‘ Lip Gallagher is getting some new competition: Zach McGowan is joining the hit Showtime series in Season 2 as Karen’s new “friend” Jody, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Jody is described as “hot beyond belief” and the type of guy “all parents hate,” and not just because he rides a motorcycle.

But we’re betting Karen’s parental units won’t be the only ones hating on the guy. In last season’s finale, Lip told Karen (a.k.a. his on and off “friend”) that he didn’t love her, but confessed to his brother Ian that he does have feelings for her. Could Jody’s entrance as “the quiet and mysterious type that all girls” — including Karen? — “fall for at least once in their life” suggest trouble ahead?

The New York-born McGowan, whose credits include guest stints on Body of Proof, Cold Case and CSI: Miami, will recur throughout Season 2.

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  1. Steven says:

    Can the show come back now? Please?

  2. scott says:

    Is he playing a high schooler? He looks like he is 35.

  3. Marcos says:

    He looks old

  4. Dan says:

    Adding a cast member is good since it is a great show. But TV Line critics should be shamefaced: they failed to promote Shameless as a show or its actors for even ONE Emmy nomination. Instead, they dug up as many of the same old faces (actors/shows) as they could muster. Shame, shame.

  5. Miriam says:

    I so can’t wait for season 2. I miss Fiona and Lip and Karen and Ian…

  6. deedeedragons says:

    Any relation to Rose?

  7. "hot beyond belief" says:

    more on Zach McGowan here… love the fact she falls for an older hot guy!


  8. brentbent says:

    For those of you jonesing for season 2 there are 8 seasons of the UK series that it is based off of and it’s just as spectacular as the Showtime version.

  9. larry, greenwood says:

    what is name of the UK version of the show is it the same love to go check it out just to see