Harry Hamlin will play a possible love interest for Cameron Monaghan in the second season of cabler Showtime's Shameless.

According to Pop Confidential, the 60-year-old Hamlin will play Ned, a new “friend” of Ian Gallagher (played by Cameron Monaghan), in at least 2 episodes.

Hamlin played gay opposite Michael Ontkean in the 1982 feature film Making Love. He's best know for playing attorney Michael Kuzak in the long-running NBC series L.A. Law.

Shameless is based on the award-winning British series of the same name broadcast on Channel 4 and stars Emmy-winning William H. Macy as a single father of six children living in Chicago. Macy's Frank Gallagher spends his days drunk, leaving his kids to fend for themselves.

Monaghan's gay teen character has been described in the media as the “anti-Kurt Hummel,” because he's the opposite of a gay stereotype.

“He never does anything that's stereotypically perceived as 'gay,'” Monaghan said of his character. “He's tough, he's street smart, and he's pretty much unlike any teenager on television right now.”

The second season of Shameless premieres on Sunday, January 8.