General Information

Glossary: T
First Air Date: January 7th, 2018
Last Air Date: May 12th, 2024
Created By: Lena Waithe
Star Casts: Alex R. Hibbert, Jacob Latimore, Yolonda Ross
Aired On: Showtime, Paramount+ with Showtime
Episode Runtime: minutes
Total Seasons: 6 Seasons
Total Episodes: 66 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: Showtime - The Chi

Last Updated: Sat, 18 May 2024 22:30:23 +0000

Sponsored Links


User Rating:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, avg: 5.00/5)

Backdrops Gallery (22 Images)

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

Specials (4 Episodes)

1: Rules of the South Side: Grown Folks - Aired: 2017-12-15

Kevin, Papa, and Jake give advice about handling questions from adults.

2: Rules of the South Side: School - Aired: 2017-12-15

Kevin, Papa, and Jake talk about going to school on the South Side.

3: Rules of the South Side: Career Goals - Aired: 2018-01-21

Kevin, Papa, and Jake talk about what they want to do when they grow up.

4: Rules of the South Side: About That Life - Aired: 2018-01-28

Kevin, Papa, and Jake discuss the pros and cons of living outside the law on the South Side.

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.

Season 2 (10 Episodes)

1: Eruptions - Aired: 2019-04-07

Brandon deals with an unfortunate turn of events that takes him back to Reg. Jada makes a decision that forces Emmett to grow up. Kevin, Jake and Papa hatch a plan to do a project for school. Ronnie takes an inmate under his wing.

2: Every Day I'm Hustlin - Aired: 2019-04-14

Brandon begrudgingly puts on a front to help Jerrika land a new client. Reg must answer to the leadership of the 63rd St. Mob. Ronnie reels from devastating news and makes a deal with an inmate. Emmett adjusts to his new living situation and starts another side hustle with Amir. Kevin is forced to make a difficult decision. New Detective Toussaint investigates a South Side home invasion.

3: Past Due - Aired: 2019-04-21

Brandon gets a new opportunity. Kevin and Maisha form an unlikely friendship. Emmett takes on more responsibility at work. Cruz deals with blowback from Ronnie’s confession. Ronnie receives some shocking news. Toussaint gets a lead on her case.

4: Showdown - Aired: 2019-04-28

Brandon stresses over The After Taste Food Competition and makes a deal with Emmett, while an accident at Sonny’s threatens Emmett’s job. Kevin, Jake and Papa cause mayhem on picture day at school. Ronnie adjusts to a new life he didn’t expect. Reg gets called on the carpet by Douda and a revelation comes to light.

5: Feeling the Heat - Aired: 2019-05-05

Brandon and Emmett come together for some Chicago summertime fun on one of the hottest days of the year. Kevin deals with a death in the family. Ronnie reconnects with Rafiq and gets some helpful advice. Toussaint and Cruz make a major move on the home invasion case. Reg and Douda form a plan to fix the gang’s problem.

6: A Leg Up - Aired: 2019-05-12

Brandon competes in the finals of The After Taste Food Competition. Emmett tries to smooth things over with the women in his life. Kevin and Jake get into a fight. Ronnie and Jada grow closer after a family secret comes to light.

7: Blind Eye - Aired: 2019-05-26

Detective Cruz is left to make a difficult choice. Brandon gets some insight into Douda's past. Jerrika drops a bomb about her career. Emmett tries to figure out who Keisha is dating. Ronnie opens up to Jada, who helps him heal old wounds.

8: Lean Into It - Aired: 2019-06-02

Brandon takes a big step with Jerrika; a new opportunity forces Emmett's hand; Kevin makes a new friend and a fateful decision; Ronnie spirals out of control.

9: Guilt, Viral Videos, and Ass Whuppings - Aired: 2019-06-09

Brandon and Emmett hatch a plan. Emmett starts his new job. Ronnie deals with the consequences of his actions. Kevin gets into hot water with his mom. Detectives Toussaint and Cruz make an exciting discovery.

10: The Scorpion and the Frog - Aired: 2019-06-16

Brandon is faced with a life-altering decision. Emmett takes a step toward adulthood and Kevin tries out a new look. A trip down South leads Ronnie to confront his demons. Detectives Toussaint and Cruz make a big arrest.

Season 3 (10 Episodes)

1: Foe 'Nem - Aired: 2020-06-21

A wedding alters Kevin and Kiesha's lives. Emmett juggles his business and his growing family. Ronnie struggles to find his way. Jake's estranged brother Trig lands back in town on a mission.

2: Brewfurd - Aired: 2020-06-28

Kevin rallies Papa and Jake for help. Emmett finds a short-term solution to his food shortage problem. Jada samples the dating scene and a local trap kitchen run by Dom. Trig devises a plan to get custody of his brother Jake from Douda.

3: Buss Down - Aired: 2020-07-05

The Williams family goes into a tailspin. Emmett and Tiff devise a plan to move in with Jada while he gets his new business off the ground. Ronnie gets a not-so-friendly reminder that his neighborhood has a long memory of his past deeds.

4: Gangway - Aired: 2020-07-12

Ronnie finds a new calling in his bid for redemption and Emmett lets his dad Darnell and his insecurities get the best of him.

5: Terror Town - Aired: 2020-07-19

Ronnie’s memories threaten to drown his progress and an unexpected visit threatens Trig’s battle to get custody of Jake.

6: Woo Woo Woo - Aired: 2020-07-26

Kevin’s birthday finds him in far from a celebrating mood and Ronnie takes his grandmother Ms. Ethel on a whirl back in time.

7: A Stain - Aired: 2020-08-02

Ronnie laments a loss. Emmett and Dom get help from landlord Zeke in their new effort. Kiesha is resigned to her fate but vows to fight. Jemma melts Kevin’s heart. Politics pit Douda against Camille.

8: Frunchroom - Aired: 2020-08-09

Kiesha remains trapped in her own personal nightmare while Kevin, Nina and Dre worry about the future.

9: Lackin' - Aired: 2020-08-16

Ronnie is praised by his church community, while others won't let him forget his mistakes; Emmett and Dom prepare for their grand opening; Kevin tries to balance obligations.

10: A Couple, Two, Three - Aired: 2020-08-23

Ronnie finds absolution. Emmett and Tiff take a step toward their future. Trig plays his final card against Douda. Life events mature Kevin, Jake and Papa.

Season 4 (10 Episodes)

1: Soul Food - Aired: 2021-05-23

Emmett's past threatens his new marriage. Kiesha wrestles with a decision that will affect the life of her unborn child. A run in with law enforcement leaves Kevin, Jake and Papa reeling. Douda tries to walk the line between gangster and mayor. Tiff and Dom go into business together. Marcus petitions to bring the Olympics to Chicago.

2: Cooley High - Aired: 2021-05-30

Emmett comes clean to Tiff. A college tour forces Kevin and Jake to consider their futures. Douda makes a decision that will change the face of Chicago. Jada gets some unexpected news. Papa starts a podcast. Trig reunites with an old friend.

3: Native Son - Aired: 2021-06-06

Tiff discovers a possible solution to her ongoing relationship woes with her new husband Emmett. Mayor Douda, Tracy and Trig decide it’s time to take community protection into their own hands. Meanwhile, Kevin and Jemma hit a rough patch in their relationship.

4: The Girl From Chicago - Aired: 2021-06-13

Jake, Jemma and Kevin organize an on-campus protest. Emmett and Tiff set new boundaries for their relationship. Imani schemes to break a girl out of the 63rd St. Mob's trap house. Dre’s frequent disappearances leave Nina suspicious. Jada gives Emmett some unexpected news.

5: The Spook Who Sat By The Door - Aired: 2021-06-20

Douda, Roselyn and Marcus prepare for the gala. Kiesha goes into labor. Kevin and Jemma's relationship reaches a breaking point. Trig and Shaad have a falling out.

6: Candyman - Aired: 2021-06-27

Kiesha adjusts to life after birth. Papa tries to broker peace between Kevin and Jake. Jada struggles under the weight of her condition. Nina’s suspicion of Dre reaches a peak. Tiff and Dom get a business opportunity.

7: ...Black Messiah - Aired: 2021-07-11

Emmett and Tiff explore new things as a couple; Trig tries to counsel Jamal when he reaches his breaking point; Imani takes are of the trap house for good; Kevin journeys to the West Side with a new friend; Pap teaches Jake how to woo his lady

8: Love Jones - Aired: 2021-07-18

Kevin and Papa pull out all the stops to get their women back. Emmett treats Tiff to a night on the town. Kiesha and Christian get to know each other better.

9: Southside With You - Aired: 2021-07-25

Emmett and Darnell spend time with Jada; Jake and Jemma attend the spring formal; tensions between Douda and Marcus rise; Kevin makes his move; Trig gets caught in a mess he didn't create.

10: A Raisin in the Sun - Aired: 2021-08-01

Emmett tells Tiff to make a decision. Imani and Shaad get a clean slate. Jake comes clean to Jemma. Trig gives Douda an ultimatum. Tracy throws a celebratory block party. Nina and Dre put their problems aside to help someone in need.

Season 5 (10 Episodes)

1: Overnight Celebrity - Aired: 2022-06-26

Emmett attempts to win Tiff back. Kiesha looks to start a new chapter for her and her son. Kevin takes his passion to a new level. Jake tries out for the basketball team. Papa’s announcement at the school pep rally quickly takes a turn for the worse. Jada hits a roadblock in her relationship with Suede. Trig takes a major step while continuing his efforts to protect the community. Douda and an old face return to visit Tracy.

2: Oh Girl - Aired: 2022-07-03

Emmett’s co-parenting struggles lead him to some questionable advice. Jake reconnects with someone from his past. Kiesha’s college housing plans go awry. Tiff’s relationship with Rob heats up. Kevin sets his sights on a new love interest while navigating his gaming club. Papa struggles with being cancelled. Jada reveals a secret to Suede. Trig considers a new role in the community.

3: This Christmas - Aired: 2022-07-10

Emmett and Kiesha bond over being single parents. A discovery prompts Jada to confront Suede. Trig and Jake enjoy Christmas morning with their family. Papa tries and fails to apologize. Tiff and Rob’s relationship grows stronger after a holiday mishap. Douda delivers a Christmas miracle for the community.

4: On Me - Aired: 2022-07-17

Emmett helps Kiesha as she struggles with balancing motherhood and college. Trig and Shaad canvas the community. Jemma confronts Jake. Douda issues Tracy an ultimatum.

5: We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off - Aired: 2022-07-24

Kiesha and Emmett’s relationship takes an unexpected turn. Jemma and Jake confront the truth. Kevin attends a cosplay party. Trig finds a surprising connection. Papa bonds with Bakari.

6: Bring It On Home To Me - Aired: 2022-07-31

Emmett comes clean. Darnell and Jada have a romantic date night. A big gaming win takes Kevin’s life in a new direction. Jemma makes a decision. Trig struggles with maintaining his truth.

7: Angels - Aired: 2022-08-07

Emmett and Tiff must unite as co-parents after learning unexpected news about their son. Kiesha gets advice from her counselor. Kevin struggles to balance dating and his gaming competitions. A shocking event leaves Jemma, Papa and Jake to deal with the aftermath.

8: Sweet Thing - Aired: 2022-08-14

Valentine’s Day brings unexpected developments. Trig and Shaad hit the town, while Jada and Darnell’s plans are ruined. Emmett makes a mature decision. Jake and Jemma’s day together ends in a confession. Kiesha and Tiff meet up.

9: I’m Looking For a New Thing - Aired: 2022-08-28

Emmett and Kiesha explore the day. Tiff opens up to Rob. Kevin is confronted by his parents. Jake and Papa's friendship is tested. Jada and Darnell make plans, while Douda makes a fateful decision.

10: I Am the Blues - Aired: 2022-09-04

Emmett supports Jada. Kiesha and Tiff reach a resolution. Pressure mounts on Douda. Trig makes major decision. Season finale.

Season 6 (16 Episodes)

1: New Chi City - Aired: 2023-08-06

Emmett’s new venture yields big results for his bottom line but strains his personal life. Kiesha and Jake chart exciting new career paths. Victor awaits the election results. Kevin’s freedom comes at a cost. Papa falls for an older woman, while Jada advises her single friends. Douda makes a deal.

2: Mo' Douda, Mo' Problems - Aired: 2023-08-13

Emmett and Kiesha take a big leap while Shaad launches a new business with Deja’s help. Jamal returns to town on a mission. Papa struggles with his faith and Pastor Stanley’s interfering. Rob and Tiff make a potentially life-altering connection.

3: House Party - Aired: 2023-08-20

Emmett contends with an unexpected gift. Victor surprises Fatima. Lynae starts to doubt Bakari’s intentions. Papa defends Kenya. Darnell issues a warning, while Rob looks for clues.

4: ReUp - Aired: 2023-08-27

A welcome new development in Douda’s life is complicated by some ominous news from Roselyn. The strains of their busy lives wear on Emmett and Kiesha. Tiff and Rob make strides with their business. Papa introduces Kenya to the crew, while Maisha questions Jemma’s dedication. The men of The Chi turn to each other for support.

5: One of Them Nights - Aired: 2023-09-03

Kevin, Jake, Papa and the crew celebrate a major milestone. Emmett questions Douda. Kiesha asks for help. Jamal issues a warning to Bakari. Shaad makes a potentially life-altering decision.

6: Boyz II Men - Aired: 2023-09-10

Pressure mounts on Victor. Emmett makes Douda an offer. A defiant Papa tests his father Pastor Stanley’s patience. Dre’s actions spark doubt in Nina. Kevin celebrates a major achievement.

7: Long Live - Aired: 2023-09-17

The community reels at a loss. Jake’s sage advice to Victor provides clarity. A past memory sparks a breakthrough for Kiesha. Bakari confronts Nuck. Nina makes a startling confession.

8: Who Shot Ya? - Aired: 2023-09-24

The aftermath of unexpected events ripples through the city. Darnell makes a bold offer. Alicia confronts Tiff.

9: The Aftermath - Aired: 2024-05-12

Victor and Emmett each deal with the consequences of their taking on Douda.

10: Want This Smoke - Aired: 2024-05-19

Victor learns the value of compromise. Shaad makes an unlikely connection.

11: Saints & Sinners - Aired: 2024-05-26

No overview available.

12: City of Gold - Aired: 2024-06-02

No overview available.

13: Episode 13 - Aired: 2024-06-09

No overview available.

14: Episode 14 - Aired: 2024-06-16

No overview available.

15: Episode 16 - Aired: 2024-06-23

No overview available.

16: Episode 16 - Aired: 2024-06-30

No overview available.