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date (day) time network episode title
1/28/18 (Su.)10:00 PMSHOWTIME(#104) TBA
1/21/18 (Su.)10:00 PMSHOWTIME(#103) TBA
1/14/18 (Su.)10:00 PMSHOWTIME(#102) TBA
1/7/18 (Su.)10:00 PMSHOWTIME(#101) TBA






CHI, THE (SHOWTIME)
Premieres Sunday, January 7
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/7/18 - ???
STATUS:
new this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, October 2017) SHOWTIME will kick off 2018 with the premiere of its new one-hour drama series, THE CHI, created and executive produced by Emmy(R) winner Lena Waithe (Master of None), and executive produced by Academy Award(R), Emmy(R) and Golden Globe winner Common (John Wick 2, Selma) and Elwood Reid (The Bridge, Hawaii Five-O). Reid also serves as showrunner. The series, which explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago, will premiere on Sunday, January 7 at 10 p.m. 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. The ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme, The Get Down), Armando Riesco (Bull) and Tiffany Boone (The Following). Kevin (Hibbert) is the pre-teen who must step past shattered illusions and embrace the normal rites of childhood, while Brandon (Mitchell) the dreamer makes his own nearly impossible leap of faith to succeed in life and love with girlfriend Jerrika (Boone). Emmett (Latimore) is the carefree teen is thrust into complex responsibility with guidance from his mother Jada (Ross), and Ronnie (Mwine) is the drifter whose struggle to love and be loved calls into question his every pursuit. Sonja Sohn (The Wire), Jahking Guillory (Kicks), and Steven Williams (The Leftovers) recur. In addition to Waithe, Common and Reid, Aaron Kaplan (Santa Clarita Diet, Divorce) serves as executive producer along with Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), who also directed the premiere episode, and Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of Freedom Road Productions. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
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