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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.

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

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on SHOWTIME
3 Seasons, 30 Episodes
January 7, 2018
Drama
7.4/10
Cast: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex R. Hibbert, Shamon Brown Jr.
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The Chi Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • Emmett and Dom prepare for their grand opening. Kevin balances obligations.

  • 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.

  • Ronnie laments a loss. Kiesha is resigned to her fate but vows to fight.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brandon is faced with a life-altering decision. Emmett takes a step toward adulthood and Kevin tries out a new look. A trip down South leads Ronnie to confront his demons. Detectives Toussaint and Cruz make a big arrest.

  • Brandon and Emmett hatch a plan. Emmett starts his new job. Ronnie deals with the consequences of his actions. Kevin gets into hot water with his mom. Detectives Toussaint and Cruz make an exciting discovery.

  • Brandon takes a big step with Jerrika. A new opportunity forces Emmett's hand. Kevin makes a new friend and a fateful decision. Ronnie spirals out of control

  • Detective Cruz is left to make a difficult choice. Brandon gets some insight into Douda's past, while Jerrika drops a bomb about her career. Emmett tries to figure out who Keisha is dating. Ronnie opens up to Jada, who helps him heal old wounds.

  • Brandon competes in the finals of The After Taste Food Competition. Emmett tries to smooth things over with the women in his life. Kevin and Jake get into a fight, while Kevin's friendship with Maisha blossoms. Ronnie and Jada grow closer after a family secret comes to light.

  • Brandon and Emmett come together for some Chicago summertime fun on one of the hottest days of the year. Kevin deals with a death in the family. Ronnie reconnects with Rafiq and gets some helpful advice. Toussaint and Cruz make a major move on the home invasion case.

  • Brandon stresses over The After Taste Food Competition and makes a deal with Emmett, while an accident at Sonny's threatens Emmett's job. Kevin, Jake and Papa cause mayhem on picture day at school. Ronnie adjusts to a new life he didn't expect. Reg gets called on the carpet by Douda and a revelation comes to light.

  • Brandon gets a new opportunity. Emmett takes on more responsibility.

  • Brandon deals with a problem that takes him back to Reg. Season premiere.

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