Why is 'Shameless' Season 11 Episode 6 not airing? Here's when the show returns to Showtime next

Titled 'Do Not Go Gentle into that Good.. Eh, Screw It', the sixth episode of this season arrives after a brief hiatus on Showtime


                            Why is 'Shameless' Season 11 Episode 6 not airing? Here's when the show returns to Showtime next
The official Season 11 poster for 'Shameless' (Showtime)

Not that we enjoy being the harbinger of all things rotten about 'Shameless' but the show has taken yet another hiatus week within its ongoing Season 11. And this means there's no new episode dropping on the app either, so subscribers who watch episodes ahead of the network's air time don't have anything to hold on to as well. Wondering why all of these random breaks and just when we get to find out Liam Gallagher's fate? Worry not, we've got you sorted.

Why is 'Shameless' not airing?

The answer, most likely, is the lack of new episodes filmed, given the ongoing Covid-19 guidelines that are probably not allowing bulk episodes in production yet. Or it could also be the show's bosses way of making the final season last all that much longer so fans can have something to relish as the Gallaghers go out with one last banger of a season. Most network shows also go on a designated winter break during the months of December to January, but that's already over for 'Shameless' that premiered with its eleventh and final season on December 4, 2020. Right now the show is just taking random breaks while treating fans with retrospective specials focused on each character of the show, titled 'Hall of Fame'.

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When will 'Shameless' Season 11's Episode 6 air?

Titled 'Do Not Go Gentle into that Good.. Eh, Screw It', the sixth episode of this season will air in just a short week's time on next Sunday, February 14, at its usual 9 pm time slot, only on Showtime. Subscribers of the channel's app will be able to stream the episode earlier, from midnight of February 6, on the Showtime app. 

Ethan Cutkosky as Carl, Christian Isaiah as Liam in 'Shameless' Season 11 Episode 5 (Showtime)

Spoilers for Episode 6:

According to the official synopsis given by Showtime, "A surprising twist of fate has left the Milkoviches vulnerable, forcing Ian and Mickey to step in to help. Frank’s day takes some unexpected turns and Liam deals with inner turmoil after doing a bad thing. Debbie confronts Sandy on their relationship, while Carl enjoys the spoils of his day off. Lip and Brad seek revenge on the new BornFree owners, all the while Lip is forced to figure out a plan for the future. While Kev runs the bar, V is class parent at school – but elementary school looks a little different these days."

What will air on Showtime instead of 'Shameless'?

Instead of the upcoming Episode 6 that was supposed to air this Sunday, February 6, the network will be airing 'The True Story of the Kelly Gang' during its 9 pm time slot usually reserved for 'Shameless'. Showtime's synopsis for the special reveals 'The True Notorious 19th-century outlaw Ned Kelly recounts the tales of his life, from his hardscrabble upbringing to his gang’s attempts to outrun the authorities.

'Shameless' Season 11 airs on Sundays at 9 pm only on Showtime.

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