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The sixth season of Cheers was broadcast on the NBC television network from September 24, 1987 until May 7, 1988.


The sixth season of Cheers introduced a new character Rebecca Howe played by Kirstie Alley, as the manager of the Cheers bar. Diane Chambers (Shelley Long) departed at the end of the previous season.

The plot of the season primarily focuses on the introduction of Rebecca's character. Upon meeting Sam for the first time, she is turned off by Sam and rejects his advances. It is eventually revealed that Rebecca is attracted to her boss, Evan Drake, and tries to make him notice her but to no avail. At the end of the season, Evan departs Boston for Japan with his lover, forcing Rebecca to let him go.

In other events, Frasier becomes engaged to Lilith Sternin, Carla gives birth to twins, Cliff's childhood home is demolished and Cheers continues its rivalry with Gary and his bar.