Showtime Starting Weekly Series On Campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime says it will launch a weekly documentary series next month on the 2016 presidential campaign, calling it “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth.”

Showtime is making it together with Bloomberg Politics, and it will be hosted by that company’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, along with campaign strategist Mark McKinnon.

It will premiere in advance of the Iowa caucuses next month, although Showtime did not immediately say when its regular time slot will be. The series will reveal the “intense, irreverent, inspiring and infuriating stories behind the headlines,” Showtime says.

Even before election year, the 2016 campaign has been a big television hit, with record viewerships for debates.


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