November 7, 2023

Showtime announced today that The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth is coming to an end after eight seasons. The political docuseries will air its series finale this Sunday, capping a total run of 130 episodes.

Since the historic 2016 presidential race, the series has taken a look behind the curtain of the Trump era of presidential politics, revealing the intense, inspiring, and infuriating stories behind the headlines. The hosts have traversed the globe to capture what the public rarely sees and explore the high human drama inherent in American politics.

"When we started The Circus in 2016, we thought it would be a one-and-done deal. Eight seasons and 130 episodes later, we're still agog that Showtime gave us the trust and support that kept us cranking on this long, strange trip - and let us prove that our idea of doing a weekly, behind-the-scenes, real-time doc series on American politics wasn't as unhinged as it seemed," said host and executive producer John Heilemann. "Our belief in the importance of the story we've been covering and our eagerness to keep covering it, Circus-style, hasn't changed. So when people ask what's next, all we can say is: stay tuned."