The Chi

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  • TV-MA
  • 2018
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.5  (4,619)

This drama series taps into the current reputation of Chicago as America's crime capital. It follows a group young people as they try to live happy, productive lives in the middle of an environment that doesn't do much to support such ambitions. The series airs on Showtime. The series follows a handful of characters on Chicago's south side as their lives intersect in unexpected ways. In the series debut episode, a shocking event has a big impact on the community. It also pulls together the lives of several young people who wouldn't otherwise come into contact with each other. As their interaction ripple through the community, the interconnectedness of life in the city is emphasized. The series has been described as an optimistic teen drama seen through the lens of grittier, less optimistic urban crime dramas. The series was created by Lena Waithe, an award winning actress and writer who first came to prominence for her role in the Aziz Ansari comedy series Master of None. Waithe serves as an executive producer for the series. The Chi aired for two seasons on Showtime before star Jason Mitchell was fired from the production over sexual misconduct allegations. The series continued for a third season without Mitchell, and it was renewed for a fourth season in 2020. The Chi has met with generally positive reviews from both critics and audiences. Some have criticized the series, however, for being an overly sanitized version of the reality of life in the poorer parts of Chicago.

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The Girl From Chicago
4. The Girl From Chicago
June 13, 2021
Jake, Jemma and Kevin organize an on-campus protest. Emmett and Tiff set new boundaries for their relationship. Imani schemes to break a girl out of the 63rd St. Mob's trap house. Dre’s frequent disappearances leave Nina suspicious. Jada gives Emmett some unexpected news.
Native Son
3. Native Son
June 6, 2021
Tiff discovers a possible solution to her ongoing relationship woes with her new husband Emmett. Mayor Douda, Tracy and Trig decide it’s time to take community protection into their own hands. Meanwhile, Kevin and Jemma hit a rough patch in their relationship.
Cooley High
2. Cooley High
May 30, 2021
Emmett comes clean to Tiff. A college tour forces Kevin and Jake to consider their futures. Douda makes a decision that will change the face of Chicago. Jada gets some unexpected news. Papa starts a podcast. Trig reunites with an old friend.
Soul Food
1. Soul Food
May 23, 2021
Emmett's past threatens his new marriage. Kiesha wrestles with a decision that will affect the life of her unborn child. A run in with law enforcement leaves Kevin, Jake and Papa reeling. Douda tries to walk the line between gangster and mayor. Tiff and Dom go into business together. Marcus petitions to bring the Olympics to Chicago. Season premiere.
The Chi
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This drama series taps into the current reputation of Chicago as America's crime capital. It follows a group young people as they try to live happy, productive lives in the middle of an environment that doesn't do much to support such ambitions. The series airs on Showtime.

The series follows a handful of characters on Chicago's south side as their lives intersect in unexpected ways. In the series debut episode, a shocking event has a big impact on the community. It also pulls together the lives of several young people who wouldn't otherwise come into contact with each other. As their interaction ripple through the community, the interconnectedness of life in the city is emphasized.

The series has been described as an optimistic teen drama seen through the lens of grittier, less optimistic urban crime dramas.

The series was created by Lena Waithe, an award winning actress and writer who first came to prominence for her role in the Aziz Ansari comedy series Master of None. Waithe serves as an executive producer for the series. The Chi aired for two seasons on Showtime before star Jason Mitchell was fired from the production over sexual misconduct allegations. The series continued for a third season without Mitchell, and it was renewed for a fourth season in 2020.

The Chi has met with generally positive reviews from both critics and audiences. Some have criticized the series, however, for being an overly sanitized version of the reality of life in the poorer parts of Chicago.The Chi is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (34 episodes). The series first aired on January 7, 2018.

Where to Watch The Chi

The Chi is available for streaming on the SHOWTIME website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Chi on demand at Showtime, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Showtime Anytime.

  • Premiere Date
    January 7, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (4,619)