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Showtime's 'The Circus' Returns in August

Showtime's political news series The Circus returns in August amid the march to the upcoming presidential election, said network officials. 

The second half of the series' fifth season will return Aug. 16 and will continue through the presidential election, said the network. The Circus will take viewers behind the scenes campaigns for President Trump and Democratic presumptive candidate Joe Biden as both move toward Election Day in November, said the network. 

The first part of the fifth season of The Circus averaged more than 1 million viewers during its run this past winter, said Showtime. 


R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.