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Season 4

Jake, Papa and Kevin confront the harsh reality of how the world views young, Black men in the aftermath of an act of police brutality. As the three friends reckon with a broken system, the aftershocks ripple across the South Side, inspiring friends and neighbors to rise up and take action. How does a community find the strength to persevere? That’s the power of THE CHI.

Soul Food
Episode 1: Soul Food

Original Air Date: May 23, 2021

Emmett's past threatens his new marriage. Kiesha wrestles with a decision that will affect the life of her unborn child. A run in with law enforcement leaves Kevin, Jake and Papa reeling. Douda tries to walk the line between gangster and mayor. Tiff and Dom go into business together. Marcus petitions to bring the Olympics to Chicago. Season premiere.

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Cooley High
Episode 2: Cooley High

Original Air Date: May 30, 2021

Emmett comes clean to Tiff. A college tour forces Kevin and Jake to consider their futures. Douda makes a decision that will change the face of Chicago. Jada gets some unexpected news. Papa starts a podcast. Trig reunites with an old friend.

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Native Son
Episode 3: Native Son

Original Air Date: Jun 6, 2021

Tiff discovers a possible solution to her ongoing relationship woes with her new husband Emmett. Mayor Douda, Tracy and Trig decide it’s time to take community protection into their own hands. Meanwhile, Kevin and Jemma hit a rough patch in their relationship.

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The Girl From Chicago
Episode 4: The Girl From Chicago

Original Air Date: Jun 13, 2021

Jake, Jemma and Kevin organize an on-campus protest. Emmett and Tiff set new boundaries for their relationship. Imani schemes to break a girl out of the 63rd St. Mob's trap house. Dre’s frequent disappearances leave Nina suspicious. Jada gives Emmett some unexpected news.

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The Spook Who Sat By The Door
Episode 5: The Spook Who Sat By The Door

Original Air Date: Jun 20, 2021

Douda, Roselyn and Marcus prepare for the gala. Kiesha goes into labor. Kevin and Jemma's relationship reaches a breaking point. Trig and Shaad have a falling out.

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Candyman
Episode 6: Candyman

Original Air Date: Jun 27, 2021

Kiesha adjusts to life after birth. Papa tries to broker peace between Kevin and Jake. Jada struggles under the weight of her condition. Nina’s suspicion of Dre reaches a peak. Tiff and Dom get a business opportunity.

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...Black Messiah
Episode 7: ...Black Messiah

Original Air Date: Jul 11, 2021

Emmett and Tiff explore new things as a couple. Trig tries to counsel Jamal when he reaches his breaking point. Imani takes care of the trap house for good. Kevin journeys to the West Side with a new friend. Papa teaches Jake how to woo his lady. Nina and Dre throw Kiesha an impromptu party.

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Love Jones
Episode 8: Love Jones

Original Air Date: Jul 18, 2021

Kevin and Papa pull out all the stops to get their women back. Emmett treats Tiff to a night on the town. Kiesha and Christian get to know each other better.

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Southside With You
Episode 9: Southside With You

Original Air Date: Jul 25, 2021

Emmett and Darnell spend quality time with Jada. Jake and Jemma attend the spring formal. Tensions between Douda and Marcus rise. Kevin makes his move on Lynae. Trig gets caught up in a mess he didn’t create.

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A Raisin in the Sun
Episode 10: A Raisin in the Sun

Original Air Date: Aug 1, 2021

Emmett tells Tiff to make a decision. Imani and Shaad get a clean slate. Jake comes clean to Jemma. Trig gives Douda an ultimatum. Tracy throws a celebratory block party. Nina and Dre put their problems aside to help someone in need. Season finale.

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4 Seasons, 40 Episodes

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  • Season 4

    Jake, Papa and Kevin must confront the harsh reality of how the world views young, Black men in the aftermath of an act of police brutality. As the three friends reckon with a broken system, the aftershocks ripple across the South Side.

    Season 4
  • Season 3

    Emmett tries to alter the way his mother sees him, but Jada is on to her next chapter. Ronnie seeks to transform himself. The Williams family undergoes a seismic shift. Jake must choose between two competing guardians, and Papa finds unlikely love.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    Brandon strives to make his food truck a success. Emmett makes an effort to get custody of his son, guided by Jada. Kevin reckons with the trauma of what he has experienced in his young life. Ronnie attempts to come to terms with killing Brandon’s brother.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    As lives intersect, the people who call the South Side of Chicago home strive to make the right choices and overcome life’s challenges.

    Season 1
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