In its first year on Showtime, The Chi TV show was a top-three demo performer and ranked fifth in terms of total viewers. Now that it is back for a second season, can it bring in an even larger audience, or is it all downhill from here? Will The Chi be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A Showtime drama from Lena Waithe, The Chi stars Jason Mitchell, Tiffany Boone, Jacob Latimore, Yolonda Ross, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex R. Hibbert, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Barton Fitzpatrick, and Armando Riesco. The story explores life on Chicago’s South Side. True to its name, the drama is shot entirely in Chi-Town. It follows a group of Chicagoans who, at first, are connected by circumstance, but begin to develop a bond, due to their loneliness, thirst for atonement, and hunger for a more meaningful life.
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For comparisons: The first season of The Chi averaged a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 year old demo and 705,000 total viewers.
What do you think? Do you like The Chi TV show on Showtime? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season?
*4/30/19 update: Showtime has renewed The Chi for a third season.