TVLine Items: Isles Star Is Shameless, TWD's Mystery Newbie and More

Shameless Sasha Alexander

Rizzoli & Isles star Sasha Alexander is taking a break from crime and becoming a little Shameless.

The actress has landed a multi-episode guest arc on Season 5 of the Showtime drama. She’ll play Helene, one of Lip’s college professors, reports.

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The character is described as confident and erudite with a wild side. Bets on how long it is before teacher and student hook up?

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Tyler James Williams (Go On, Everybody Hates Chris) will appear on The Walking Dead as a mysterious new character named Noah, per The Hollywood Reporter. Hit the comments with your theories!

* TNT has given a pilot order to the fantasy drama Lumen, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), our sister site Deadline reports. The project — penned by Chris Black (Mad Men) — is about a family locked in an alternate world.

* Saturday Night Live vet Molly Shannon will visit CBS’ The Millers, playing a longtime nemesis of Margo Martindale’s Carol, reports.

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  1. webly3 says:

    I’m so excited for Shameless in a few months.

  2. Jenna says:

    Hmmm. Not sure what happened to my original post, so I apologize if I repeat myself.
    I’m a big Sasha and Shameless fan, so I can’t wait! Looking forward to her shedding her uptight procedural persona.

  3. Joey says:

    Oho, I could definitely see Lip hooking up with this professor. I just wonder if this doesn’t bode well for his current girlfriend. Really would like to hear more on the Mandy front though.

  4. Delirious says:

    I’m pretty sure Williams is gonna be playing Walt in the alternate reality, the Limbo where the others are waiting…

    … uh, no, wait…

  5. jm says:

    I love Sasha since i watched her on Dawson´s Creek. Then she was great in NCIS, but she is Isles… :) I am worried about another erudite character… i wish she could play a bitchy role…