The premium cabler said today that the second half of Season 5 will bow at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 16.
When we last saw hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner and Mark McKinnon, they had just covered the paradigm-shifting Super Tuesday and the first shutdowns as the coronavirus threat entered the lexicon. Its fifth season kicked off in January, when there still was a cluster of Democratic White House hopefuls and a burgeoning impeachment trial.
If that seems like half a lifetime ago, the new episodes will look inside and likely askance at the Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaigns as they and we hurtle toward a historic Election Day on November 3.
Produced by Left/Right, The Circus is Showtime’s highest-rated docuseries, with the first part of Season 5 averaging more than 1 million viewers each week.
The Circus is executive produced by hosts Heilemann, McKinnon and Wagner, along with Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman Ted Bourne and Tom Johnson.
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