Prepare for another long, cold, extremely difficult-to-watch winter in Chicago as Showtime’s Shameless is coming back. And to prove it, we have the teaser for last Season 6. Picking up a few months after the end of Season 5, the new episodes find the Gallaghers wrestling with many changes, 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?
Loglines aside, even this brief glimpse of Season 6 is predictably as hard to watch as it is fun. Guns, pregnancy, open marriages, mourning and, at the center, William H. Macy’s Frank Gallagher basically being as much of a self-destructive mess as ever. For proof, see that shot of him, um, enjoying some solo time at the cemetery.
Based on the hit UK series, Shameless is executive produced by John Wells, Andrew Stearn, Christopher Chulack, Davey Holmes, Nancy M. Pimental and Krista Vernoff. Along with Macy, it stars Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, and Cameron Monaghan. Season 6 premieres January 10 on Showtime. Meanwhile, here’s a look at the ’70s-inspired new key art for the show: