Jessica Szohr Shameless

TVLine Items: Gossip Girl Is Shameless, People of Earth Return Date and More

Gossip Girl vet Jessica Szohr is getting Shameless with a recurring role on Season 8 of the Showtime dramedy.

The actress will play Nessa, a tough, smart lesbian who lives in Fiona’s newly purchased apartment building, per The Hollywood Reporter. Nessa will reportedly develop a strong friendship with her landlord Fiona.

Szohr played Brooklyn hipster Vanessa, an occasional love interest for Penn Badgley’s Dan, during the first four seasons of The CW’s Gossip Girl. Her other TV credits include AT&T Audience Network’s Kingdom, USA Network’s short-lived Complications and Showtime’s current Twin Peaks revival.

Shameless Season 8 is slated to bow this fall.

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

* Season 2 of TBS’ alien-abduction comedy People of Earth will premiere Monday, July 24 at 10:30/9:30c. Watch a new teaser below:

RELATED Nasim Pedrad Joins People of Earth Season 2

* Late Late Show host James Corden unveiled a sneak peek of the new Carpool Karaoke series, featuring Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith, premiering Tuesday, Aug. 8 on Apple Music.

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  1. Luis Roman says:

    We discovered “People of Earth” when TBS was doing it’s binge promotion for all its original shows, and we loved it. I can’t wait for Season 2!

  2. T.W.S.S. says:

    “But of course I’ll care for Nessa.”

  3. fightfan3 says:

    Carpool the series is really missing Corden.

  4. Watching Shameless has been a real chore for the past 2+ seasons. So dreary & long in the tooth. Please end it & give the family closure… even if some suffer bad fates.

  5. Cheryl says:

    I’m so excited for the new season of People of Earth! And now Gerry can finally feel that he truly belongs! He’s a true experiencer!