Roseanne Revival Adds Shameless Star in Key Role

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The Roseanne revival will be getting a little shameless when it debuts next year. 

Emma Kenney has starred on all eight seasons of the thrilling Showtime drama as Debbie Gallagher, and it looks like she's ready to leave that role behind and move on to newer things. 

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kenney has landed the role of Harris, Darlene and David's daughter on the ABC sequel series, which is slated to bow in midseason 2018. 

Harris was first introduced in Season 9 of the original series which was on the air from 1998-1997. In the new series, Harris has been moved from Chicago to Lanford, Ill.

According to the report, "her choices from clothes to friends should represent her drive to move up the socioeconomic ladder."

Emma Kenney

Harris is not Darlene and David's only child who is set to appear on the new series. 

Ames McNamara will take on the role of Mark.

Former series stars Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Gilbert (Darlene), Michael Fishman (DJ), Lecy Goranson (Becky) and Sarah Chalke (who also played Becky but is returning for a new role) are confirmed to return for the reboot. 

It is thought that Kenney will appear as a series regular for the entirety of Shameless Season 8, which will debut November 5. It's unclear what that means for her future on Shameless. 

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There have been rumblings that the end is near for the hit series, but there has been no official confirmation from the premium cable network. 

If Roseanne emerges as a success and both shows get additional seasons, there is every possibility that Kenney could leave Shameless behind. 

Over to you, TV Fanatics. What do you think of this exciting news?

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Shameless Quotes

Kev wants fucking pancakes!


Debbie: I don't even think I'm coming.
Fiona: To my wedding?