The Chi

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  • TV-MA
  • 2018
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.5  (6,531)

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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Seasons
I am the Blues
10. I am the Blues
September 4, 2022
Emmett supports Jada. Kiesha and Tiff come to a resolution. Pressure mounts on Douda. Trig makes a life-altering decision. Season finale.
I'm Looking For A New Thing
9. I'm Looking For A New Thing
August 21, 2022
Emmett and Kiesha explore the day. Tiff opens up to Rob.
Sweet Thing
8. Sweet Thing
August 14, 2022
Valentine's Day brings unexpected developments to the neighborhood.
Angels
7. Angels
August 7, 2022
Emmett and Tiff unite as co-parents after learning unexpected news; Kiesha gets advice from her counselor; Kevin struggles to balance dating and his gaming competitions; a shocking event leaves Jemma, Papa and Jake to deal with the aftermath.
Bring It on Home to Me
6. Bring It on Home to Me
July 31, 2022
Emmett comes clean. Darnell and Jada have a romantic date night. A big gaming win takes Kevin's life in a new direction. Jemma makes a decision. Trig struggles with maintaining his truth.
We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off
5. We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off
July 24, 2022
Kiesha and Emmett's relationship changes, while Trig finds a connection.
On Me
4. On Me
July 17, 2022
Emmett helps Kiesha as she struggles with balancing motherhood and college.
This Christmas
3. This Christmas
July 10, 2022
Emmett and Kiesha bond over single parenting. Jada confronts Suede.
Oh Girl
2. Oh Girl
July 3, 2022
Emmett’s co-parenting struggles lead him to some questionable advice. Jake reconnects with someone from his past. Kiesha’s college housing plans go awry. Tiff’s relationship with Rob heats up. Kevin sets his sights on a new love interest while navigating his gaming club. Papa struggles with being cancelled. Jada reveals a secret to Suede. Trig considers a new role in the community.
Overnight Celebrity
1. Overnight Celebrity
June 26, 2022
Emmett wants Tiff back. Kiesha starts a new chapter. Season premiere.
Description

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 5 seasons (50 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+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play, Apple TV and Showtime Anytime.

  • Premiere Date
    January 7, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (6,531)