Showtime Brings Back ‘The Circus’

Second season to chronicle President Trump’s first 100 days in office

Showtime will bring back its politically-themed documentary series The Circus next month, the network said Monday.

The series, The Circus: Inside The Greatest Political Show On Earth, will debut March 19 and will examine the unprecedented events unfolding in President Trump’s first 100 days in office, said network officials.

The sophomore campaign of The Circus, which will feature at least six episodes, will be hosted by New York Times co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann (Game Change and Double Down), with Mark McKinnon returning in a production role with occasional guest appearances, according to the network. 

The first season of the series took a behind the scenes look at the 2016 presidential race, Showtime said.

“During the historic drama of the 2016 election, The Circus was a compulsively watchable series, providing unparalleled access and critical insight,” said David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc in a statement. “Presented weekly in real time, the show was also a real breakthrough for documentaries on television. Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, and Mark McKinnon are some of the most respected and compelling voices in politics, and given the breathtaking pace of developments in the Trump presidency, we are pleased to be able get them back on the air with new episodes.”