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CIRCUS, THE: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH
Air Date: Sunday, May 07, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on SHOWTIME
Episode Title: (#208-60) "Looking Back and Moving On"
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THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE BIGGEST STORY ON EARTH ONE-HOUR SEASON FINALE TO FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM CHRONICLING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST 100 DAYS, NARRATED BY JEFF GOLDBLUM SUNDAY, MAY 7 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON SHOWTIME(R)

NEW YORK, NY - May 5, 2017 - After seven weeks of twists and turns, drama and excitement, disappointments and victories inside Washington and around the country, THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE BIGGEST STORY ON EARTH will air its eighth and final episode of the season, "Looking Back and Moving On," reflecting on Donald Trump's first 100 days in office and looking at what lies ahead. The centerpiece for the hour-long episode, which airs Sunday, May 7th at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, is a brand-new documentary produced by the CIRCUS team and narrated by Jeff Goldblum that explores the major developments and themes that have shaped the launch of Trump's administration.

The short film premiered on Wednesday in Washington at the Newseum at an event hosted by THE CIRCUS co-hosts Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, and Mark McKinnon before an audience of prominent politicos and media figures in the capital. The screening was followed by a panel discussion on Trump's first 100 days that included Republican South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford, Hillary Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri and American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp. Other attendees included White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Republican California Congressman Darrell Issa, former Clinton campaign adviser Christina Reynolds, The Washington Post's Dan Balz, The New York Times' Jonathan Martin and many others. The discussion, which was shot by THE CIRCUS cameras and parts of which will be included in Sunday night's episode, delved into attendees' views of Trump's successes and failures so far, the outlook for the administration, and the major news stories of the week - including the renewed drive by House Republicans to pass a health care bill.

THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE BIGGEST STORY ON EARTH is hosted by New York Times bestselling co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann (Game Change and Double Down). THE CIRCUS is produced by Left/Right (a part of Red Arrow Entertainment Group) for SHOWTIME. Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman serve as executive producers.

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CIRCUS, THE (SHOWTIME)
Returns Sunday, April 15
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/17/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning this spring (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, January 2018) SHOWTIME has ordered a third season of the groundbreaking political documentary series THE CIRCUS, returning on April 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, with a run of new episodes to air in the spring and another in the fall. Hosted by John Heilemann (NBC/MSNBC, Game Change,), Mark McKinnon, and Alex Wagner (CBS News and The Atlantic), who joins the show as a permanent host this season, THE CIRCUS will continue to provide viewers with the same fast-paced, real-time, backstage perspective and eye-catching production qualities for which the show has been celebrated. In the year ahead, the series will explore the stories behind the headlines and pull back the curtain on the behind-the-scenes drama unfolding in Washington and across the country in the run-up to the most consequential mid-term elections in our lifetimes. The new season will once again take its cue from the narratives driving the national conversation from the White House to Congress to the fast-approaching, high-stakes mid-terms. The series follows the "circus" of American politics, society, and culture, capturing key moments, featuring interviews with newsmakers, and offering critical analysis of the stories driving the non-stop news cycle.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Wagner as Host (Season 3- )
· John Heilemann
· Mark McKinnon
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Mark Halperin as Host (Season 1-2)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Banks Tarver as EP
· John Heilemann as EP
· Ken Druckerman as EP
· Mark McKinnon as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Left-Right Productions