The Chi

The Chi

  • TV-MA
  • 2018
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.5  (4,397)

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
A Couple, Two, Three
10. A Couple, Two, Three
August 23, 2020
Ronnie finds absolution in the Season 3 finale. Meanwhile, Emmett and Tiff take a step toward their future; Jada offers advice; Trig plays his final card against Douda; and life events mature Kevin, Jake and Papa.
Lackin'
9. Lackin'
August 16, 2020
Emmett and Dom prepare for their grand opening. Kevin balances obligations.
Frunchroom
8. Frunchroom
August 9, 2020
Kiesha remains trapped in her own personal nightmare while Kevin, Nina and Dre worry about the future. Emmett and Jada bring comforting words and food to the Williams'. Ronnie hopes to be absolved of his past transgressions.
A Stain
7. A Stain
August 2, 2020
Ronnie laments a loss. Kiesha is resigned to her fate but vows to fight.
Woo Woo Woo
6. Woo Woo Woo
July 26, 2020
Kevin's birthday finds him in far from a celebrating mood. Ronnie takes his grandmother Ms. Ethel on a whirl back in time. Emmett goes on a cannabis run with Tiff. Douda's campaign hits another speed bump when a past wound draws fresh blood.
Terror Town
5. Terror Town
July 19, 2020
Ronnie's memories threaten to drown his progress. An unexpected visit threatens Trig's battle to get custody of Jake. Kevin and his friend's adventure tests the limits of their fight-or-flight instincts. Emmett capitalizes on a predicament. Jada meets Tomas's family.
Gangway
4. Gangway
July 12, 2020
Ronnie finds a new calling in his bid for redemption. Emmett lets his dad Darnell and his insecurities get the best of him. Kevin is weighed down by a lie. The mayoral race heats up when candidates Douda and Camille Halloway face off.
Buss Down
3. Buss Down
July 5, 2020
The Williams family goes into a tailspin. Emmett and Tiff devise a plan to move in with Jada while he gets his new business off the ground. Ronnie gets a not-so-friendly reminder that his neighborhood has a long memory of his past deeds.
Brewfurd
2. Brewfurd
June 28, 2020
Kevin rallies Papa and Jake for help. Emmett finds a short-term solution to his food shortage problem. Jada samples the dating scene and a local trap kitchen run by Dom. Trig devises a plan to get custody of his brother Jake from Douda.
Foe 'Nem
1. Foe 'Nem
June 21, 2020
A wedding alters Kevin and Kiesha's lives. Emmett juggles his business and his growing family. Ronnie struggles to find his way. Jake's estranged brother Trig lands back in town on a mission.
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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 3 seasons (30 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, FuboTV, The Roku Channel, Google Play, Apple TV and Showtime Anytime.

  • Premiere Date
    January 7, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (4,397)