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‘The Circus’ Back on Showtime Aug. 16

Mark McKinnon speaks with Republican strategist and lobbyist Bruce Mehlman about how the coronavirus is impacting the 2020 presidential race and Trump's re-election bid in Washington, D.C., on March 12, 2020.
(Image credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Showtime)

The Circus is back on Showtime Aug. 16, airing Sundays through the presidential election. Hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner and Mark McKinnon “take viewers behind the scenes as the Trump and Biden campaigns hurtle toward a historic Election Day in November,” said Showtime. 

Season five launched this past winter. 

Heilemann is a co-founder of Recount Media and executive editor of The Recount. McKinnon is a political advisor and media columnist. Wagner is a special  correspondent for CBS News and a contributing editor at The Atlantic. 

The Circus is produced by Left/Right for Showtime. Heilemann, McKinnon, Wagner, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Ted Bourne, Tom Johnson and Siobhan Walshe are executive producers. 

Michael Malone
Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.