The Circus is leaving town.
Showtime’s Emmy Award-nominated political docuseries will end with this Sunday’s episode after an eight-season run, the network has confirmed. The program, which interviewed political figures and chronicled various presidential campaigns and administrations, was hosted by John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and Jennifer Palmieri.
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“When we started The Circus in 2016, we thought it would be a one-and-done deal,” host/executive producer Heilemann said in a statement. “Eight seasons and 130 episodes later, we’re still agog that Showtime gave us the trust and support that kept us cranking on this long, strange trip — and let us prove that our idea of doing a weekly, behind-the-scenes, real-time doc series on American politics wasn’t as unhinged as it seemed. Our belief in the importance of the story we’ve been covering and our eagerness to keep covering it, Circus-style, hasn’t changed. So when people ask what’s next, all we can say is: stay tuned.”
Politico first reported the news.
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