Bradley Whitford to Guest on ‘Shameless’

"West Wing," "Studio 60"  veteran joins ensemble for Season 3

Last Updated: October 2, 2012 @ 10:33 AM

Bradley Whitford is about to get "Shameless."

Whitford, the Emmy-winning veteran of "The West Wing" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," will guest star on the Showtime series during its upcoming third season, the cable network said Tuesday.

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Whitford will play Abraham, a "powerful, well-dressed, sophisticated gay man who is a political activist," according to Showtime.

The third season of "Shameless," which premieres Jan. 13 at 9 p.m., will pick up five months after the finale of the last season, with each member of the Gallagher family pursuing his or her own version of the American Dream.