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THE CIRCUS: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth

Come one, come all to THE CIRCUS, the groundbreaking docu-series that pulls back the curtain on American politics. Hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner and Jenn Palmieri go behind the scenes of the greatest political show on earth each week for an unbiased, inside look at the stories beyond the headlines.

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John Heilemann sits down with the U.S. Ambassador to Poland

John Heilemann sits down with the U.S. Ambassador to Poland

Find out more about The Circus

Find out more about The Circus

Watch a tribute to good food with the Circus trio

Watch a tribute to good food with the Circus trio

About The Series

Come one, come all to THE CIRCUS, the groundbreaking docu-series that pulls back the curtain on American politics. Hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner and Jenn Palmieri go behind the scenes of the greatest political show on earth each week for an unbiased, inside look at the stories beyond the headlines.

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Watch a round table with the hosts on the call to remove Liz Cheney from leadership

Watch a round table with the hosts on the call to remove Liz Cheney from leadership

Go behind the scenes with John Heilemann

Go behind the scenes with John Heilemann

Alex Wagner on The Circus

Alex Wagner on The Circus

Meet co-host Mark McKinnon

Meet co-host Mark McKinnon

Rep. Debbie Dingell on the Capitol insurrection

Rep. Debbie Dingell on the Capitol insurrection

Find out more about political drama The Comey Rule

Find out more about political drama The Comey Rule

7 Seasons, 110 Episodes

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  • Season 7

    THE CIRCUS returns for an up close look at the altered state of our union. As the country veers into uncharted territory, hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner and Jenn Palmieri go beyond the headlines to examine the politics impacting us all.

    Season 7
  • Season 6

    With a seismic shift in the White House, can a new administration heal a deeply divided and distrustful nation? The Circus brings its unique blend of nuanced perspective and behind-the-scenes access to making sense out of the battles that lie ahead.

    Season 6
  • Season 5

    The stakes have never been higher as The Circus goes behind the scenes of the 2020 presidential election. Balancing left, right and center with in-depth analysis, it's the weekly perspective on the political free-for-all you won't find anywhere else.

    Season 5
  • Season 4

    The Circus explores the shifting power dynamics on Capitol Hill as Democrats take control of the House, and covers the escalating drama around President Trump's legal entanglements and continued scrutiny from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

    Season 4
  • Season 3

    Go behind the scenes and beyond the headlines of the wildest political show on earth. This documentary series reveals the high-stakes impact of the White House's headline grabbing dramatics throughout our divided states of America.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE BIGGEST STORY ON EARTH examines the riveting and unprecedented events unfolding – both inside and outside the beltway – in President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    From the Iowa caucuses through the election itself, THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH captures the human rollercoaster of the 2016 presidential campaign.

    Season 1
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