NEW SEASON OF THE CHI TO PREMIERE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, AUGUST 4
NEW SEASON OF THE CHI TO PREMIERE TOMORROW, AUGUST 4
The Chi To Stream on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME® Plan Beginning Friday Before Making Its Linear Debut This Sunday, August 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME
August 3, 2023 – The supersized 16-episode new season of the hit SHOWTIME® drama series THE CHI will premiere this Friday, August 4 on the Paramount+ with SHOWTIME plan beforedebuting on linear Sunday, August 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
Created and executive produced by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe under her Hillman Grad banner (Twenties, Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award® and Emmy winner Common (Selma), THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. Produced entirely in its namesake city, THE CHI is produced by 20th Television.In the first episode of the sixth season, Emmett’s (Jacob Latimore) new venture yields big results for his bottom line but strains his personal life. Kiesha (Birgundi Baker) and Jake (Michael V. Epps) chart exciting new career paths. Victor (Luke James) awaits the election results. Kevin’s (Alex Hibbert) freedom comes at a cost. Papa (Shamon Brown Jr.) falls for an older woman, while Jada (Yolonda Ross) advises her single friends. Douda (Curtiss Cook) makes a deal.
Season six guest stars include Emmy winner Lynn Whitfield, Kandi Burruss, Vic Mensa, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Jason Weaver, Iman Shumpert, Nia Jervier, L’lerrét Jazelle, Hannaha Hall, Ahmad Ferguson, Genesis Denise Hale, Joel Steingold, Judae’a Brown, Miriam A. Hyman, Tyla Abercrumbie, Tai Davis, Rolando Boyce and Tory O. Davis. Along with Waithe and Common, the series is executive produced by Justin Hillian, Jewel Coronel, Aaron Kaplan, Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of ID8 Multimedia, Rick Famuyiwa, and Rishi Rajani, CEO of Hillman Grad. Hillian and Coronel also serve as co-showrunners for season six.
Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news and a Mountain of Entertainment™. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. Paramount+ with SHOWTIME, the service's cornerstone plan, is also home to SHOWTIME content including scripted hits, critically acclaimed nonfiction projects, SHOWTIME SPORTS® (including industry-leading SHOWTIME Boxing) and films. This premium plan includes unmatched events and sports programming through the local live CBS stream, including golf to basketball and more, plus streaming access to CBS News Network for 24/7 news and CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis.
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