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[04/08/21 - 09:02 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drama Series "The Chi" Probes the South Side's Relationship with the Police in Fourth Season Trailer
This season will look at the wide-ranging effects of policing in the Black community after Jake (Michael V. Epps) has a fateful run-in with a group of officers.

[04/07/21 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 7
Updates include: CBS cancels "MacGyver" after five seasons; ABC nixes freshman game show "Don't"; and Nick Offerman signs onto Hulu's "Pam & Tommy."

[03/22/21 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 22
Updates include: Jane Lynch signs onto ABC's "Bucktown"; Y'lan Noel to star in FX's "The Spook Who Sat by the Door"; and Amazon's "Jack Reacher" fills out principal cast.

[03/18/21 - 09:01 AM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere "The Chi," "Black Monday" and "Flatbush Misdemeanors" on Sunday, May 23
Look for all three series back-to-back starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/08/21 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 8
Updates include: Michael B. Jordan, Jay-Z team for "The Greatest" at Amazon; FX greenlights pilot for "The Spook Who Sat by the Door"; and Ruben Garcia to helm The CW's "Tom Swift" backdoor pilot.

[01/15/21 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 15
Updates include: Ethan Hawke set as villain in "Moon Knight" at Disney+; Kantemir Balagov to helm HBO's "The Last of Us"; and Apple TV+ fills out cast of Kevin Durant's "Swagger."

[09/08/20 - 01:01 PM]
Showtime(R) Picks Up Hit Drama Series "The Chi" for a Fourth Season
Justin Hillian will return as showrunner and executive producer for the fourth season.

[06/16/20 - 09:02 AM]
Showtime(R), Lena Waithe and Common to Present Virtual Concert "The Chi with Love" Raising Awareness and Funds for The Equal Justice Initiative
The event will air on the series' YouTube page on Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, ahead of the drama's on-air season premiere that evening at 9 p.m. ET.

[04/01/20 - 11:01 AM]
Showtime Makes Scheduling Adjustments for Its Series "Black Monday," "Billions" and "The Chi"
Due to their suspension of production operations, both "Black Monday" and "Billions" will now split their current seasons into two parts.

[01/13/20 - 12:05 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Sets Premiere Date and Drops Trailer for Season Three of "The Chi"
The new season will debut on Sunday, July 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/20/19 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 20
Updates include: Quibi orders "Swimming with Sharks" TV series; Joan Allen signs onto "Lisey's Story" at Apple TV+; and David Cross cast in Nat Geo's "Genius."

[09/27/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 27
Updates include: Freeform cancels "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists"; HBO's "Mare of Easttown" rounds out cast; and Amy Landecker boards Showtime's "Your Honor."

[09/26/19 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 26
Updates include: Amazon confirms renewal of "Absentia"; HBO's "The Gilded Age" casts quartet; and "Modern Family's" Steve Levitan inks massive overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.

[09/16/19 - 01:02 PM]
Luke James, La La Anthony and Lil Rel Howery to Guest Star on Showtime(R) Drama Series "The Chi"
In addition, writer Justin Hillian has been named showrunner and executive producer this season.

[08/02/19 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 2
Updates include: Kali Hawk joins the cast of ABC's "Schooled"; Showtime passes on "The Wrong Mans" pilot; and Nancy O'Dell signs off of "Entertainment Tonight."

[05/20/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 20
Updates include: AMC pulls the plug on "Humans" after three seasons; Kari Skogland to direct "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" for Disney+; and Showtime releases "The Chi's" Jason Mitchell over allegations of inappropriate behavior.

[04/30/19 - 01:01 PM]
Showtime(R) Picks Up Hit Drama Series "The Chi" for a Third Season
"'The Chi' revels in revealing the beating heart of the South Side of Chicago," said Gary Levine. "We, like our viewers, have fallen in love with these characters and we remain eager to see where Lena [Waithe] and her fellow artists will take them in season three."

[04/04/19 - 09:05 AM]
Video: Showtime Offers the Season Two Premiere of "The Chi" for Early Sampling
The season premiere episode is available for free now on YouTube, and SHO.com ahead of its linear debut this Sunday.

[01/31/19 - 10:01 AM]
Showtime Sets Season Two Premiere Date for "The Chi" on Sunday April 7 at 10 PM ET/PT
"The Chi" averaged 4.5 million weekly viewers across platforms and ranks as the highest-rated Showtime freshman series since "Billions" in 2016.

[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 Sunday, May 23
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/7/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning this spring (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (10 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, March 2021) Created and executive produced by Emmy(R) winner Lena Waithe (Twenties, Boomerang) and executive produced by Academy Award(R), Emmy and Golden Globe(R) 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. Season three was up nearly 30% in viewership over season two across platforms. Season four cast includes Jacob Latimore (Like a Boss), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme), Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps and Birgundi Baker, along with Luke James and Curtiss Cook, who have been upped to series regulars in season four. Kandi Burruss and La La Anthony are set to return as guest stars, along with Tabitha Brown (Princess of the Row) and Chicago native Jason Weaver (Smart Guy, ATL). THE CHI is currently in production on 10 episodes in Chicago. In addition to Waithe and Common, Aaron Kaplan (A Million Little Things, The Neighborhood), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of Freedom Road Productions, Rishi Rajani, president of Hillman Grad Productions, and showrunner Justin Hillian serve as executive producers for season four. Produced entirely in its namesake city, THE CHI is produced by 20th Television.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Hibbert as Kevin Williams
· Birgundi Baker as Kiesha Williams
· Curtiss Cook as Otis "Douda" Perry
· Jacob Latimore as Emmett Washington
· Luke James as Victor "Trig" Taylor
· Michael V. Epps as Jake Taylor
· Shamon Brown Jr. as Stanley "Papa" Jackson
· Yolonda Ross as Jada Washington
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Aisha Hinds as Jada (Original Pilot)
· Alex Henderson as Kevin (Original Pilot)
· Amanda Brooks as Sarah (Original Pilot)
· Armando Riesco as Detective Cruz
· Barton Fitzpatrick as Reg Taylor
· Jason Mitchell as Brandon Johnson
· Jason Weaver as Ronnie (Original Pilot)
· Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine as Ronnie Davis
· Sierra McClain as Jerrika (Original Pilot)
· Tequan Richmond as Emmett (Original Pilot)
· Tiffany Boone as Jerrika Little
· 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