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04.16.2018

THE CIRCUS GOES TO RUSSIA FOR ITS SEASON PREMIERE THIS SUNDAY ON SHOWTIME


NEW YORK – April 13, 2018 – THE CIRCUS is going inside Russia to report on the headlines that are sending shock waves through American politics in this Sunday’s season premiere at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. In a week of major news developments internationally and domestically, THE CIRCUS co-hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and Alex Wagner report from Moscow, St. Petersburg, London and Washington to cover the ongoing drama around President Trump and all things Russia. They speak with key players on the ground, including U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. as Russia expelled U.S. diplomats, and Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russia’s state-owned news agency and English-language television network RT, about the lack of shared facts and understanding between the two countries.

For a preview of this week’s episode, go to https://youtu.be/Zb4-96DhGww.

Back in the U.S., THE CIRCUS team also covered the unfolding developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony.

THE CIRCUS features John Heilemann, co-author of the New York Times best-sellers Game Change and Double Down, noted campaign strategist Mark McKinnon and Alex Wagner, an Emmy®-nominated television journalist, author, correspondent for CBS News and contributing editor at The Atlantic. THE CIRCUS is produced by Left/Right, a part of Red Arrow Entertainment Group, for SHOWTIME. Heilemann, McKinnon, Wagner, Banks Tarver and Ken Druckerman serve as executive producers. To learn more about THE CIRCUS, go to: SHO.com and follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and join the conversation using #TheCircus.

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Press:

Jackie Ioachim
212-708-1220
jackie.ioachim@showtime.net

Frank Marchesini
310-234-5342
frank.marchesini@showtime.net