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A Presidential race can sometimes look like a three ring circus with all the candidates pushing to be their parties nomination than to gain the votes of the general public. The 2016 Presidential race is certainly no exception, which is the basis behind the Showtimes series The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth.

In this weekly half hour series is hosted by political analyst Mark Halperin, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon. The documentary style series follows the various candidates in the 2016 Presidential race. It also showcases those who are working behind the scenes. The program gives the public a rare look at being able to see what goes into a Presidential race.

The program which premiered in January plans to follow the entire Presidential race, from primaries to the general election in November. In other words all the drama as it takes place in real time as it's unfolding. Taking viewers into an intimate closer look at the Presidential races as never before.

The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (86 episodes). The series first aired on January 17, 2016.

The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth on demand atShowtime, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes, Showtime Anytime online.

5 Seasons, 86 Episodes
January 17, 2016
Documentary & Biography
Cast: John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, Mark Halperin
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The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth Full Episode Guide

  • As election night passes with many a ballot remaining uncounted, The Circus wraps up an unhinged election season with a special one-hour look at how the 2020 race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden has evolved. With results permeating into the days following, the hosts are on the ground in every key battleground state offering a unique perspective of how the Presidential race is playing out. Season finale.

  • The Circus pinpoints a few key Senate races prior to election night.

  • In the week leading up to the last Presidential Debate, The Circus takes stock of the 2020 race as Joe Biden and President Donald Trump play out their campaign endgames. With rising COVID-19 cases causing alarm, Barack Obama stumps in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania while Biden hunkers down to prioritize his health and debate prep. Former CDC head Tom Frieden gives his outlook on the virus and Cook Political Report editor David Wasserman provides a data-driven glimpse at the current state of the race.

  • The Circus dives into the issue of voting integrity on election day.

  • In a turbulent week following President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis, The Circus is covering all the inquiry surrounding his health. As more people in Trump's circle test positive, the current functionality of the White House and outlook for the campaign has come under scrutiny. Alex Wagner talks with Kevin Madden, one of the top GOP communication experts, to discuss the White House's strategy in the days remaining until the election. Meanwhile, John Heilemann sits down with members of The Lincoln Project on the heels of the first Veep debate.

  • The Circus covers the fiery first debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Jen Palmieri explores Trump's aggressive debate strategy, swapping war stories with Philippe Reines, a member of the Clinton 2016 debate prep team. John Heilemann spends debate night with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Alex Wagner and Mark McKinnon are on the ground in Cleveland gauging public reactions to the debate, as all the hosts react to the seismic news that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19.

  • The Circus profiles the life & legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  • The Circus investigates the politicization of COVID-19.

  • The Circus takes a look at the controversy surrounding mail-in voting.

  • The Circus travels to Kenosha, Wisconsin after the shooting of Jacob Blake.

  • A behind-the-scenes documentary series on Trump-era presidential politics

  • The Circus takes an in-depth look at the DNC's unconventional convention.

  • Hot off the press after an interminable hiatus, The Circus returns with all the reaction to Joe Biden's monumental VP selection: Sen. Kamala Harris, the first woman of color to appear on any major party ticket. As forceful coverage from conservatives looms, former Veep candidates offer their candid advice. Elsewhere, the hosts get a behind-the-scenes look at the planning of history's first-ever virtual Democratic National Convention. Mid-season premiere.

  • Biden's frontrunner status, and the impacts of the coronavirus on the race.

  • Super Tuesday turns the Democratic race upside down.

  • South Carolina voters decide if there is a viable challenger to Sanders.

  • All eyes have turned to Nevada and its Democratic caucus. Bernie Sanders has the chance to cement his frontrunner status, and the other candidates are looking to challenge him. The DNC is on the ground in Nevada to make sure this caucus runs smoothly.

  • The New Hampshire primary: the lead up, the results, and the fallout.

  • In one of the wildest political weeks in memory, the fumbled tallies at the Democratic Iowa caucus prevented the typical winnowing of candidates and essential momentum builds for the victors. With the stakes of the New Hampshire Democratic primary dramatically raised, all eyes go to the Friday night debate stage. Meanwhile, President Trump has the wind at his back, with a completed State of the Union address and an acquittal on both articles of impeachment from the Senate.

  • In the last full week before the caucuses, the focus is on Iowa and the closing pitch all of the Democratic candidates are making to voters. Campaign leaders for the major candidates weigh in on their final sprints, what they're excited about, and what they're concerned about.

  • The impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump begins in earnest, and the all-important Iowa caucuses are less than two weeks away. With three of the top five presidential candidates locked in the Senate chamber hearing testimony, the Iowa race is too close to predict. Biden and Buttigieg have the state to themselves

  • Potential outcomes of the impeachment inquiry. Season finale

  • The all-important Liberty and Justice Celebration in Iowa

  • Join hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and Alex Wagner for an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the political goings-on in Washington and beyond this week.

  • Everyone in the capital seems to be in fighting mode.

  • How are key players responding to these desperate times?

  • The Circus travels the country to cover the impeachment story.

  • The launch of an official impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump

  • The Circus returns with an update on where things stand in the 2020 Presidential race.

  • Trump is engaged in a three-front war over the future of his presidency.

  • THE CIRCUS takes a deep dive into the Democratic party.

  • It's an action-packed week for President Trump on two fronts.

  • THE CIRCUS compares and contrasts various perceived national emergencies.

  • The 2020 election is looming large in the capital.

  • The House Intelligence Committee is ramping up investigations of Trump.

  • The President's vulnerability has led to a bumper crop of 2020 challengers.

  • Co-hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner, and Mark McKinnon explore how the shift in power has led to the longest government shutdown in American history and made the Mueller investigation