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Showtime Orders ‘The Circus’ Season 2 to Explore First 100 Days of Trump Administration (Video)

Political documentary series covered life on the campaign trail in its first season

Showtime ordered a second season of “The Circus” on Monday, with the new season set to explore President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office.

Season 2 will kick off March 19 at 8 p.m./7c. It is hosted by New York Times bestselling co-authors and Bloomberg reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

Mark McKinnon will return in a producing role with occasional guest appearances. The real-time documentary series will follow the circus of American politics, political culture and government – capturing pivotal moments, featuring interviews with key figures, and offering critical analysis of the stories behind each week’s headlines.

“During the historic drama of the 2016 election, ‘The Circus’ was a compulsively watchable series, providing unparalleled access and critical insight,” said David Nevins, president and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. “Presented weekly in real time, the show was also a real breakthrough for documentaries on television. Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, and Mark McKinnon are some of the most respected and compelling voices in politics, and given the breathtaking pace of developments in the Trump presidency, we are pleased to be able get them back on the air with new episodes.”

“The Circus” is produced by Left/Right (a part of Red Arrow Entertainment Group). Halperin, Heilemann, McKinnon, Banks Tarver, and Ken Druckerman serve as executive producers.