Midseason Finale Episode ‘Tip of the Spear’ Airs 

Sunday, April 24 at 8 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME®

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NEW YORK – April 22, 2022 – The Emmy® nominated series THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH wraps up the first half of its seventh season this Sunday in the Sunshine State, where Governor Ron DeSantis is making Florida the central battlefield in a fight over cultural issues that has nationwide implications for this fall's elections and beyond.

Hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner, Jennifer Palmieri and Mark McKinnon fan out across Florida, covering the fallout from a spate of new, controversial laws, driven by the governor, that include what opponents call the "Don't Say Gay" law and legislation restricting access to abortion. Meanwhile, the Governor and state Republicans escalate their fight with Disney over its opposition to a new law, enacting legislation to strip the company of a special longstanding tax privilege.

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Episode interviews include:  

  • Republican Rep. Byron Donalds on why he supports tougher standards for Florida's school textbooks and how his party is connecting with voters.
  • Democratic state Rep. Anna Eskamani on her opposition to the new laws pushed by Governor DeSantis, and what Democrats need to do to turn the political tide before November.
  • Republican state Rep. Jackie Toledo on why her party is focusing on culture issues.

THE CIRCUS is produced by Left/Right for SHOWTIME. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Tom Johnson and Siobhan Walshe serve as executive producers. To learn more about THE CIRCUS, go to:, follow on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram, and join the conversation using #TheCircus.

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