TRY 30 DAYS FREE

S7:E1 On the Brink

Original Air Date: Mar 6, 2022

The Circus returns with the world on edge following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. John Heilemann reports from on the ground in neighboring Poland with U.S. Ambassador Mark Brzezinski; Jennifer Palmieri is at the White House with Press Secretary Jen Psaki immediately following President Biden’s first State of the Union address; plus, Alex Wagner examines the escalating standoff between Presidents Biden and Putin and Mark McKinnon looks at the political tensions on Capitol Hill amidst the evolving crisis. Season premiere.

On TV

No airings currently scheduled

SEE TV SCHEDULE

On Demand

Available now

SEE SCHEDULE

Stream Showtime

Watch A Preview of this Episode

Watch A Preview of this Episode

Sneak Peek: John Bolton Says Trump Had No Strategy For Ukraine

Sneak Peek: John Bolton Says Trump Had No Strategy For Ukraine

Sneak Peek: What Is Motivating Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine?

Sneak Peek: What Is Motivating Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine?

7 Seasons, 112 Episodes

previous
  • Season 7

    THE CIRCUS returns for a close-up look at the uncertain state of our union. Hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and Jenn Palmieri go beyond the headlines of today’s biggest news stories to examine the issues 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
next

The Entire Showtime Library

Series

Series

Movies

Movies

Sports

Sports

Documentaries

Documentaries

Comedy

Comedy

GET ACCESS TO SHOWTIME

Stream SHOWTIME series, movies, documentaries, sports and much more all on your favorite devices.

Shop gear from your favorite Showtime series