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Shameless: Season 6 (2016)




Critic Consensus: Shameless' sixth season charts a tragic trajectory for the Gallaghers, leaving viewers in suspense as they hope against hope that this family from the wrong side of the tracks can't find long-lasting stability.


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Season 6 of this comedy series picks up a few months after last season's finale, as the Gallaghers prepare for yet another long Chicago winter. This season will see more than just the Arctic Lake Michigan winds whipping through the Southside. Change is hard and the Gallaghers are as surprised as anyone at how life is turning out for them. But the question remains, as they come into their own and find out who they are, is it really possible that the Gallaghers could grow apart for good?


William H. Macy
as Frank Gallagher
Emmy Rossum
as Fiona Gallagher
Justin Chatwin
as Steve/Jimmy
Cameron Monaghan
as Ian Gallagher
Emma Kenney
as Debbie Gallagher
Jeremy Allen White
as Lip Gallagher
Noel Fisher
as Mickey Milkovich
Ethan Cutkosky
as Carl Gallagher
Emma Greenwell
as Mandy Milkovich
Joan Cusack
as Sheila Jackson
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Critic Reviews for Shameless: Season 6

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

The season six premiere finds our Gallaghers more stable than ever, but that only means it's the fall from grace will be harder and more devastating.

January 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Well, that was an unpredictable ending!

December 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Season six continued to showcase this series' mastery of tackling complicated societal issues with authority, and genuine first-person perspectives.

December 18, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Overall, season 6 does feel like a big step up from season 5 (which was the weakest one the series has had to date).

December 18, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

While it's not a complete fix of the missteps in season five, it's at the very least a very tentative start.

January 25, 2016 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

We've been following the Gallaghers for six years now, and the series has never been one to tie a neat, shiny bow on its story lines. If you were expecting a happy ending, well, that was your fault.

December 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shameless: Season 6

Shameless is one of my two favorite shows ever (up there with Dexter). Every season I wonder how they can keep Shameless interesting and every time, by the end of the first episode of the season, I'm already excited about watching the next. Season 6 is as awesome as the last. If you've never seen Shameless, you've got the advantage because you don't have to wait for the next episode.


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