‘Rizzoli & Isles’ season 5: Sasha Alexander joins ‘Shameless’ for major arc

The latest -The schedule for Sasha Alexander moving forward just got that much crazier; after all, the actress of “Rizzoli & Isles” fame has signed up for “Shameless” to appear in a good many episodes of the series.

Specifically, Alexander is going to play the role of Helene, a wild professor who ends up having an interesting and wild side. She will spend a good bit of her time with the Lip character.

For Sasha, we certainly understand why she would want this role in the first place. Her character of Maura Isles on “Rizzoli & Isles” is not similar to this at all, and this allows for a pretty nice opportunity to exercise some other acting muscles. By and large, we know that this is something many in TV look for, especially for those who have been doing the same thing for a long time. After all, you also have to remember that Sasha was on “NCIS” before this, so she has been involved in this crime TV genre for longer than we can even remember.

For those of you who are worried about whether or not this will impact Alexander’s role on the TNT drama, don’t be. She is filming this guest spot while in the off-season, so she will be able to balance the two out without a problem.

The new season of “Shameless” will premiere at some point in January, at least per Showtime’s history. Meanwhile, the return of “Rizzoli & Isles” could come as early as November, depending on what the show wants to do.

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