General Information

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First Air Date: January 7th, 2018
Last Air Date: March 18th, 2018
Created By: Lena Waithe
Star Casts: Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine , Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolanda Ross, Tiffany Boone, Armando Riesco, Birgundi Baker
Aired On: Showtime
Episode Runtime: 55 minutes
Total Seasons: 1 Season
Total Episodes: 10 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: Showtime - The Chi

Last Updated: Sat, 24 Mar 2018 09:51:05 +0000

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The Chi


A relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story following a half dozen interrelated characters in the South Side of Chicago. The story centers on Brandon, an ambitious and confident young man who dreams about opening a restaurant of his own someday, but is conflicted between the promise of a new life and his responsibility to his mother and teenage brother back in the South Side.

Seasons and Episodes

Season 1 (10 Episodes)

1: Pilot - Aired: 2018-01-07

A fateful event sends shockwaves through a community on the South Side of Chicago and connects the lives of Brandon, Ronnie, Emmett and Kevin in wholly unexpected ways.

2: Alee - Aired: 2018-01-14

Brandon reels from a loss as Ronnie realizes he’s made a grave mistake. Meanwhile, Emmett’s carefree life is upended. Best friends Papa and Jake taunt Kevin over his school crush Andrea. Detective Cruz is shaken by conflicting clues in the investigation.

3: Ghosts - Aired: 2018-01-21

Brandon asks Kevin for help. Laverne and Greavy make a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, Amir looks to capitalize on Emmett's side gig while Quentin returns to town to launch his own investigation.

4: Quaking Grass - Aired: 2018-01-28

Brandon seeks refuge after Jerrika kicks him out. A physically and mentally ailing Ronnie runs into Rafiq. Meanwhile, Quentin takes a valued item from Trice while Kevin's quest ends with Brandon making a bad deal with Reg.

5: Today was a Good Day - Aired: 2018-02-11

A neighborhood block party brings Brandon, Ronnie, Emmett and Kevin together. Brandon has a confrontation with Ronnie and gets surprised by Jerrika.

6: Penetrate a Fraud - Aired: 2018-02-18

Brandon’s actions jeopardize his relationship with Jerrika. Ronnie uncovers secrets about his surrogate son’s past and gives a crucial piece of information to the police. Meanwhile, Emmett’s shoe hustle goes awry.

7: The Whistle - Aired: 2018-02-25

Brandon compromises his employment by defending a co-worker. Emmett spends an eye-opening day with Quentin. At the roller rink, Kevin tries to get Andrea's attention.

8: Wallets - Aired: 2018-03-04

Brandon branches out on his own, while Emmett searches for his son after Tiffany takes him away. Ronnie seeks redemption at a mosque where he meets Rafiq. Kevin tries to stop his best friend from going down a dark path.

9: Namaste Muthafucka - Aired: 2018-03-11

Brandon attempts a reconciliation with Jerrika, but struggles to establish his business. Kevin realizes he can't stop Jake. Emmett reels when Jada is offered a job in another state.

10: Ease On Down The Road - Aired: 2018-03-18

Ronnie faces his past crimes. Meanwhile, Brandon's plan to finance his business goes awry. Kevin stars in the school play and attends a cast party with his friends. Emmett decides to fight for full custody. Season finale.