Dermot Mulroney set for Shameless arc

Rom-com staple Dermot Mulroney (“My Best Friend’s Wedding”, “The Wedding Date”) will reunite with his ”August : Osage County” helmer John Wells on the latter’s televisual offering “Shameless”.

Mulroney will play a love interest for Emmy Rossum’s character throughout the next season, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Mulroney will play “ex-bad boy and recovering addict Sean Pierce, Fiona’s new manager at Patsy’s Pies. As their relationship turns flirtatious and their tension grows, will they be able to overcome their weakness for each other?.

“Mulroney joins former series regular Justin Chatwin on the season-five call sheet. Chatwin’s Jimmy (aka Steve) made a surprising return in the season-four finale as a con man now going by the name of Jack. Fiona’s ex-boyfriend was presumed dead after the season-three finale, but he was seen with a character played by Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse), driving by the Gallagher household in the closing moments of the episode.”

Mulroney is currently filming “Insidious Chapter 3” for director Leigh Whannell.