Showtime is flattening its Circus tent.
The Nov. 12 episode of The Circus, the political docu-series fronted by John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and Jennifer Palmieri, would be the present’s final. Launched in 2016 to comply with that yr’s presidential marketing campaign, The Circus ran for eight seasons and 130 episodes because it chronicled the ins and outs of the Trump administration, the 2020 presidential marketing campaign and election and the present Biden administration.
The collection earned 4 Emmy nominations over its run and earned principally optimistic opinions from critics.
“After we began The Circus in 2016, we thought it might be a one-and-done deal,” Heilemann advised Politico, which first reported the present’s finish. “Eight seasons and 130 episodes later, we’re nonetheless agog that Showtime gave us the belief and help that saved us cranking on this lengthy, unusual journey — and allow us to show that our concept of doing a weekly, behind-the-scenes, real-time doc collection on American politics wasn’t as unhinged because it appeared. Our perception within the significance of the story we’ve been masking and our eagerness to maintain masking it, Circus-style, hasn’t modified.”
Current episodes have coated the ouster of former Home Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the function synthetic intelligence may play in elections and the state of the presidential race a yr earlier than the 2024 vote.
Left/Proper produces The Circus. Heilemann, McKinnon, Palmieri, Left/Proper co-founders Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman, Tom Johnson and Divya Chungi government produce.