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Most television viewers currently know Mike O'Malley from his Emmy-nominated role as Burt Hummel on "Glee," but he has been pulling double duty this past season as a producer and writer for the drama series "Shameless." In a video chat with Gold Derby, O'Malley said, "It's really different work. To work as a writer on a show is extremely lonely sometimes because you're there at your desk trying to figure it out, although you have other writers supporting you so you don't get any writer's block." O'Malley wrote two of the Showtime program's second season episodes, "Summer Loving" and "Parenthood." That latter installment, which will be on the Emmys ballot for writing, featured Oscar winner Louise Fletcher ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") as the cancer-stricken mother of Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy). Said O'Malley, "It was a very, very compel »


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