Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Showtime renews The Chi for another season

Photo: The Chi (Showtime)

According to Deadline, Showtime is going to keep hanging around on the South Side for another year, with the premium cable network renewing Lean Waithe’s The Chi for a third season. In a statement, Showtime’s president of entertainment Gary Levine said that The Chi “revels in revealing the beat heart of the South Side of Chicago,” and “We, like our viewers, have fallen in love with these characters, and we remain eager to see where Lena and her fellow artists will take them in season three.” That sounds like a nice vote of confidence for the future of the series (past this third season), but we all know that TV executives tend to only love things on a season-to-season basis.

The second season, starring Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacobe Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, and Ramando Riesco, is still airing. Season three will presumably air about a year from now.

Advertisement

Share This Story