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[06/21/23 - 01:18 PM]
On the Heels of Record-Setting Streaming Viewership for Showtime This Year, The Hit Drama "The Chi" Returns Friday, August 4
The network also expanded the sixth season to 16 episodes, which will be split into two eight-episode installments with the second half of the season premiering at a later date.

[via press release from Showtime]

ON THE HEELS OF RECORD-SETTING STREAMING VIEWERSHIP FOR SHOWTIME(R) THIS YEAR, THE HIT DRAMA "THE CHI" RETURNS FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

The Highly Anticipated Sixth Season Expands to 16 Episodes

June 21, 2023 - The sixth season of the hit SHOWTIME drama series THE CHI will premiere Friday, August 4 streaming on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME and on demand, before making its on-air debut Sunday, August 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. On the heels of a series high in streaming audience for season five, last year, the network extended a one-time expansion to 16 episodes, which will be split into two eight-episode installments with the second half of the season premiering at a later date.

"THE CHI is SHOWTIME at its best - complex characters and sophisticated storytelling that leave our viewers wanting more, which is why we've expanded this season to its biggest yet," said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Media Networks. "Lena is a gifted creator and we're fortunate to collaborate with her on this iconic series - one of our biggest - as we continue to lean into diverse cultures, one of our key programming lanes, that you'll see us build out as we gear up to launch Paramount+ with SHOWTIME."

Created and executive produced by Emmy(R) winner Lena Waithe and her Hillman Grad banner (Twenties, Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award(R) and Emmy winner Common (Selma), THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. Produced entirely in its namesake city, THE CHI is produced by 20th Television.

This season, life in THE CHI reverberates between the highest highs and lowest lows. Big dreams are finally realized but at a cost and everyone will be tested in unimaginable ways as they calculate the risks and rewards of their next big move. Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and Kiesha's (Birgundi Baker) blissful blended union is tested by his insatiable drive to expand Smokey's and a new perilous partnership, while Kiesha finally races toward a rewarding new career. Douda (Curtiss Cook) deals with the fallout of Q's murder and its effect on the shifting loyalty of his inner circle. Victor's (Luke James) bold declaration of love for both his new girlfriend and his beloved community will impact his political ambitions. Happily married Jada (Yolonda Ross) mentors Emmett and her besties as they navigate relationships. Kevin (Alex Hibbert) is becoming a brilliant master gamer but struggles with the youthful pitfalls of early independence. Jake (Michael V. Epps) launches a new business, and Papa (Shamon Brown Jr.) falls for an older woman while questioning his faith. What will become of their pursuits will be revealed over the course of this season's sixteen jaw-dropping episodes.

Season six cast includes Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, Luke James and Curtiss Cook. Kandi Burruss, Vic Mensa, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Jason Weaver, Iman Shumpert, Nia Jervier, L'lerrét Jazelle, Hannaha Hall, Ahmad Ferguson, Genesis Denise Hale, Joel Steingold, Judae'a Brown, Miriam A. Hyman, Tyla Abercrumbie, Tai Davis, Rolando Boyce and Tory O. Davis are among the guest stars for the new season.

Along with Waithe and Common, the series is executive produced by Aaron Kaplan (A Million Little Things, The Neighborhood), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of ID8 Multimedia, and Rishi Rajani, CEO of Hillman Grad. Executive Producers Justin Hillian and Jewel Coronel are co-showrunners for season six. Producers Deondray Gossfield and Quincy LeNear Gossfield are set to direct multiple episodes in season six.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Paramount, owns and operates the premium service SHOWTIME(R), which features critically acclaimed original series, provocative documentaries, box-office hit films, comedy and music specials and hard-hitting sports. SHOWTIME is available as a stand-alone streaming service across all major streaming devices and Showtime.com, as well as via cable, DBS, telco and streaming video providers. SNI also operates the premium services THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) and FLIX(R), as well as on demand versions of all three brands. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV(R). For more information, go to www.SHO.com.





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[03/01/24 - 10:04 AM]
"The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live" Sets All-Time Viewership and Acquisition Records on AMC+ and Is the #1 Cable Drama Premiere of the 2023/24 Television Season in Key Demos
The episode delivered nearly 3 million premiere night viewers in Nielsen live+3 ratings, the biggest premiere night audience for a new AMC series in six years.

[03/01/24 - 09:41 AM]
FOX Renews "Gordon Ramsay's Food Stars" for a Second Season
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[03/01/24 - 09:22 AM]
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[03/01/24 - 09:06 AM]
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[03/01/24 - 08:31 AM]
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[03/01/24 - 08:16 AM]
TV One's Acclaimed Series "Unsung" and "Uncensored" Return with New Seasons Starting Sunday, March 3 at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT
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[03/01/24 - 08:08 AM]
Discovery Channel and Animal Planet March Programming Highlights
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[03/01/24 - 06:00 AM]
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[02/29/24 - 03:24 PM]
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[02/29/24 - 11:59 AM]
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[02/29/24 - 11:32 AM]
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[02/29/24 - 11:02 AM]
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[02/29/24 - 10:31 AM]
Netflix Orders Medical Drama Series "Pulse" from Zoe Robyn and Carlton Cuse
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[02/29/24 - 10:03 AM]
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[02/29/24 - 10:02 AM]
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