Subject: Showtime renews "The Circus"
Showtime Orders Season 3 Of The Circus Minus Mark Halperin, Plus Alex
by Lisa de Moraes
The Circus has survived. Showtime made it official Wednesday morning,
announcing it had ordered a third season of the docu series, which
will be divvied up, so a run of new episodes will air in the spring
and another in the fall.
More to the point, John Heilemann is back as host, ditto Mark
McKinnon. But Mark Halperin is out, Showtime being among the networks
to cut ties to the political pundit after allegations of sexual
harassment also cost him his gig at MSNBC.
And Alex Wagner, best known as an anchor and correspondent at CBS News
and contributing editor at The Atlantic, has been added as third host
for the new season of the Showtime program.