Shameless co-star Ethan Cutkosky, 18, has been arrested for a misdemeanor driving under the influence.


The Burbank police say the teen was pulled over on Wednesday night after being seen straddling lanes in his orange BMW. The officer smelled marijuana in the car, and sources say that the actor admitted he’d been smoking weed. He reportedly failed the sobriety tests and was arrested on the spot on suspicion of driving under the influence. Cutkosky’s blood toxicology tests are still pending. Records show that the actor was released early Thursday morning on $5,000 bail.

Cutkosky plays Carl, the middle son of William H. Macy‘s Frank Gallagher on the Showtime series. The entire eighth season of the show has already completed filming, so the arrest will not have an affect on Shameless‘ production.

Shameless continues to be Showtime’s highest-rated and most-watched show. Its season 8 premiere drew in 1.86 million viewers, which is a 50% increase from the season 7 premiere. In fact, the season 8 premiere ranked as the show’s second highest rated ever, after the season 3 opener. This makes renewal for a ninth season likely.

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