Joining season seven.

Alicia Coppola recently debuted at Caroline’s on Broadway, and is now joining the cast of Showtime’s “Shameless” for its seventh season, according to Deadline. Coppola, who just completed her stint as “The Young and the Restless’” Dr. Meredith Gates, will play the recurring role of Sue, a blue-collar type who supervises a group of EMTs on the series, which surrounds the story of an alcoholic man played by William H. Macy (“Fargo”). The actress tweeted the news:

Coppola filmed Cowgirl’s Story with “Days of our Lives’” Jordi Vilasuso back in May, and recently completed work on a television movie entitled, “Stay.”

“Shameless” returns to Showtime with new episodes beginning Sunday October 2 at 9:00 PM EST. Check your local listings.

Follow Soaps.com on Twitter and Soaps.com on Facebook.

Photo credit: Howard Wise/JPI

– Candace Young