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[09/06/18 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 6
Updates include: Crystal Reed to star in DC Universe's "Swamp Thing"; Ryan Michelle Bathe to round out Paramount Network's "First Wives Club"; and Joey King tapped for Hulu's "The Act."

[08/09/18 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 9
Updates include: Joivan Wade cast as Cyborg in DC Universe's "Doom Patrol"; Joseph Quinn in talks to join HBO's "Catherine the Great"; and Rob McElhenney to star in comedy series for Apple.

[07/24/18 - 10:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Signs Emmy(R) Award Winner Lena Waithe to First-Look Deal
She both writes and produces through her company Hillman Grad Productions.

[07/23/18 - 01:32 PM]
Showtime(R) Hit Drama "The Chi" Ups Three to Series Regulars
Fan favorites Shamon Brown Jr. (Papa), Barton Fitzpatrick (Reg) and Michael Epps (Jake) have been upped from guest stars to series regulars.

[06/28/18 - 12:32 PM]
Showtime(R) Brings Its Hit Drama "The Chi" and Hot New Comedy "Black Monday" to 2018 Essence Festival(R)
Regina Hall returns to the Festival after the success of "Girls Trip" to debut the first footage from the highly anticipated new Showtime comedy series.

[02/02/18 - 12:06 PM]
Catch Up on the Hit Drama "The Chi" When Showtime(R) Airs Mini Marathons on Sunday February 4
Since its January 7 debut, the series has consistently grown its audience week after week - with its most recent episode outperforming the premiere by 41 percent.

[01/30/18 - 10:02 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Second Season of "The Chi"
Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, the series will go back into production in Chicago later this year.

[01/06/18 - 05:31 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases New Trailer for "The Chi" Premiering This Sunday, January 7 at 10 PM ET/PT
Produced entirely in its namesake city, the series is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.

[12/15/17 - 09:03 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases New Drama "The Chi" for Early Sampling
The pay channel is releasing the pilot today, ahead of its on-air debut Sunday, January 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/16/17 - 11:31 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Full Trailer and Official Poster for "The Chi" Premiering January 7 at 10 PM ET/PT
Produced entirely in its namesake city, "The Chi" is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption.

[10/18/17 - 10:21 AM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere New Drama Series "The Chi" on Sunday, January 7 at 10 PM ET/PT
The series explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.

[06/23/17 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 23
Updates include: ABC cancels "Downward Dog" after eight episodes; Lolita Davidovich, Heather Graham among latest cast in NBC's "Law & Order True Crime"; and Emily Rudd to lead "Olive Forever" at USA.

[04/12/17 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 12
Updates include: Audience Network rounds out the cast of "Condor"; Kris Bryant, Jake Arrieta bound for "Chicago Fire" season finale; and Tracie Thoms to recur on Lifetime's "UnReal."

[03/28/17 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 28
Updates include: Robert Patrick tapped for "Lore" at Amazon; Ryan Hansen cast in "Real Life" for CBS; and Billy Eichner tapped for FX's "American Horror Story."

[03/21/17 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 21
Updates include: Amy Brenneman to lead "The Get" for CBS; Valerie Cruz signs onto "The Resident" at FOX; and Kyle Howard is one of "Hannah Royce's Questionable Choices" at CBS.

[03/03/17 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 3
Updates include: Allison Miller to star in ABC's "Salamander"; Peter Fonda to guest on Amazon's "Jack Ryan"; and FOX's "Lucifer" to relocate production to Los Angeles.

[02/16/17 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 16
Updates include: Kevin Smith brings "Sam & Twitch" to BBC America; Retta tapped for "Good Girls" at NBC; and Jonathan Krisel to helm "Ghosted" at FOX.

[02/10/17 - 07:03 AM]
CBS Corporation Announces Strategic Partnership with Kapital Entertainment
For the upcoming television season, the company is currently producing seven pilots across broadcast and cable networks.

[02/08/17 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 8
Updates include: HBO gives series order to "Succession"; Nicolas Winding Refn brings "Too Old to Die Young" to Amazon; and Todd Holland to helm ABC's "Charlie Foxtrot."

[01/24/17 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 24
Updates include: Jacob Latimore, Yolonda Ross to star in Showtime's "The Chi"; FOX gives pilot order to Marvel drama; and Mary-Louise Parker cast in Audience's "Mr. Mercedes."

[01/09/17 - 02:24 PM]
Showtime(R) Picks Up New Drama "The Chi"
The series is a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story and follows a half dozen interrelated characters in the South Side of Chicago.

[11/30/16 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 30
Updates include: Showtime calls it quits on "Masters of Sex"; Adam Rose to round out leads of Amazon's "Budding Prospects"; and Michael Mosley among latest cast in Netflix's "Seven Seconds."

[10/06/15 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 6
Updates include: Stephen Graham to lead USA's "Brooklyn Animal Control"; David Wolstencroft to pen modern take on "Marple" for CBS; and Juan Pablo di Pace to recur on Netflix's "Fuller House."

[10/05/15 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 5
Updates include: The CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "iZombie" get five extra scripts; truTV extends "Fameless" by 10 episodes; and Jordana Spiro to topline USA's "The Wilding."

[09/10/15 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 10
Updates include: ABC gives pilot order to "Downward Dog"; Tequan Richmond, Aisha Hinds among cast of Showtime's Lena Waithe project; and David Slade to helm premiere of Starz's "American Gods."

[08/11/15 - 11:33 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Pilot Order to Coming-of-Age Drama from Lena Waithe and Oscar(R) Winner Common
Produced by Fox 21, the untitled project is a relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story of a young African American male in which just growing up can be a matter of life and death.







CHI, THE (SHOWTIME)
Returns in TBA 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/7/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's second) on 1/30/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, January 2018) SHOWTIME has renewed its hit drama series THE CHI for a second season, it was announced today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. Created and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe (Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award(R), Emmy and Golden Globe(R) winner Common (Selma), THE CHI explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago. Ayanna Floyd Davis (Empire, Hannibal) has signed on for season two as executive producer and showrunner. Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, the series will go back into production in Chicago later this year. "From viewers and critics alike, the response to THE CHI has been so enthusiastic from the very start that our decision to renew the series was an easy one," Levine said. "We love the vibrant characters and the nuanced world that Lena has created. Her vision for THE CHI has clearly struck a chord, and we know she has many more moving, personal and resonant stories to tell about her beloved hometown." THE CHI ranks as the best SHOWTIME series premiere since BILLIONS in 2016, averaging four million weekly viewers across platforms. Since its January 7 debut, the series has consistently grown its audience week after week - with its most recent episode outperforming the premiere by 41 percent. THE CHI has also been embraced and amplified on social media consistently among the top trending topics on Sunday nights on Twitter.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex R. Hibbert as Kevin
· Armando Riesco as Nathan
· Jacob Latimore as Jada
· Jahking Guillory as Coogie
· Jason Mitchell as Brandon
· Jenn An as Sarah
· Kiki Layne as Keisha
· Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine as Ronnie
· Olivia Dawson as TBA
· Sonja Sohn as Laverne
· Steven Williams as Quentin
· Tiffany Boone as Jerrika
· Yolonda Ross as Emmett
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Aisha Hinds as Jada (Original Pilot)
· Alex Henderson as Kevin (Original Pilot)
· Amanda Brooks as Sarah (Original Pilot)
· Jason Weaver as Ronnie (Original Pilot)
· Sierra McClain as Jerrika (Original Pilot)
· Tequan Richmond as Emmett (Original Pilot)
· Tosin Cole as Brandon (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Adam Glass as CO-EP
· Clark Johnson as EP/DIR (Original Pilot)
· Common as EP
· Elwood Reid as EP
· Lena Waithe as CRTR/EP
· Rick Famuyiwa as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Fox 21
· Kapital Entertainment