The Chi is officially returning for Season 6: Announced by Showtime

Airing on the Showtime cable channel, The Chi TV show stars Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, Luke James, and Curtiss Cook. Guests include Kandi Burruss, La La Anthony, Jason Weaver, Iman Shumpert, Nia Jervier, Carolyn Michelle Smith, L’lerrét Jazelle, and Antonyah Allen. 


The story of The Chi is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago. They become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The fifth season delves deeply into the many joys and complications of Black love: relationships, children, career, community, and self. 


However, Will Showtime cancel or renew The Chi for season six? The series has been one of the channel’s most popular shows and comes from Lena Waithe. Well, Showtime has picked up a sixth season of The Chi. It’s a popular drama series created and executive produced by Lena Waithe and executive produced by Common. 


The renewal comes while Season 5 is still airing. New episodes dropping Fridays on streaming and on-demand and Sundays on the linear network, heading to the season finale, which will stream September 2 and premiere on-air two days later. The sixth season will return to the network in 2023 and will continue to be produced entirely in its namesake city.


The network says season 5 is “on pace to set a new record for the series in streaming, growing that audience by over 20% from last season.” Season 6 will air in 2023. 


“We are deeply grateful to our Chi Family for their loyal support, all the conversations and for making us one of the most watched shows in Showtime’s history,” The Chi’s creator Lena Waithe tells Complex. “We are beyond excited to continue to tell these stories and to watch these characters grow. We’re looking forward to Season 6.”


In Season 5, Emmett (Jacob Latimore) and Tiff (Hannah Hall) forge ahead as co-parents, while Tiff moves in with Rob (Iman Shumpert). Kevin (Alex Hibbert) finds new love in gaming and Simone (Antonyah Allen), while Jake (Michael V. Epps) and Papa (Shamon Brown Jr.) try to resolve things with Jemma (Judae’a Brown) and Maisha (Genesis Denise Hale). 


New mom Kiesha (Birgundi Baker) works to build her life with baby Ronnie while pursuing her education, while Nina (Tyla Abercrumbie) and Dre (Miriam A. Hyman) work at rebuilding their union as they support Lynae (Zaria Imani Primer). 


Jada (Yolonda Ross) assesses her life post-cancer with Suede (Bernard Gilbert) and Darnell (Rolando Boyce), who make a decision on his future with Dom (La La Anthony). Roselyn’s (Kandi Burruss) new pet project places her at odds with Tracy (Tai Davis). 


Shaad (Jason Weaver) gets level-up love from Deja (Carolyn Michelle Smith) and takes Bakari (Ahmad Ferguson) under his wing. Meanwhile, with Douda’s (Curtiss Cook) connections and a helping hand from Shaad and Marcus (Joel Steingold), Trig (Luke James) launches a political run to help his city, but at a potential cost to him and his family.


Along with series creator Lena Waithe and Common, the series is executive produced by Aaron Kaplan.


Other executive producers are Rick Famuyiwa, Derek Dudley and Shelby Stone of ID8 Multimedia, Rishi Rajani, CEO of Hillman Grad Productions, Jewel Coronel and showrunner Justin Hillian. Produced entirely in Chicago, the series is produced by 20th Television.


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