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William H. Macy Joins The Conners in Guest Role

The stint will reunite him with former TV daughter Emma Kenney.
  • William H. Macy. (Photo: Everett Collection)
    William H. Macy. (Photo: Everett Collection)

    William H. Macy is getting cozy with The Conners

    The actor, who wrapped up an 11-season, Emmy Award-nominated run as Frank Gallagher on Shameless last year, will reunite with former TV daughter Emma Kenney in a guest starring role on the Roseanne spinoff. Macy will play Smitty, a close high school friend of Dan's who comes to visit Lanford. 

    Macy is now the fourth Shameless actor to make an appearance on The Conners, following Kenney, who is a series regular as Darlene and David's daughter, Noel Fisher, who recurred in Season 2, and Kenney's former on-screen brother Ethan Cutkosky, who will play Louise and Neville's nephew Caleb this season.

    An airdate for Macy's episode has not been announced yet. The actor most recently appeared in Emmy-nominated Hulu miniseries The Dropout.

    The Conners airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on ABC.

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    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: The Conners, Emma Kenney, John Goodman, William H. Macy