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  • The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (2016– )
  • TV-14
    TV Series | 30 min | Documentary
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (2016– )
TV-14
TV Series | 30 min | Documentary

Groundbreaking weekly docu-series that pulls back the curtain on American politics. Hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon and Jenn Palmieri go behind the scenes for an unbiased, inside look at the stories beyond the headlines.
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Updated Jan 17, 2016

Release date (First episode)
Jan 17, 2016 (United States)

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Cast

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315 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
John Heilemann
Self - Host / Self / Self - Co-Host Self - Host / Self / Self - Co-Host   See fewer
99
Mark McKinnon
Self - Host / Self / Self - Co-Host Self - Host / Self / Self - Co-Host   See fewer
98
Alex Wagner
Self - Host / Self - Co-Host / Self Self - Host / Self - Co-Host / Self   See fewer
78
Jennifer Palmieri
Self - Host / Self - Contributor / Self Self - Host / Self - Contributor / Self   See fewer
46
Mark Halperin
Self / Self - Co-Host Self / Self - Co-Host   See fewer
34
Donald Trump
Self / Self - Republican Presidential Candidate Self / Self - Republican Presidential Candidate   See fewer
15
Ted Cruz
Self / Self - Seditious Texas Senator Self / Self - Seditious Texas Senator   See fewer
10
Bernie Sanders
Self / Self - Vermont Senator Self / Self - Vermont Senator   See fewer
9
9
Marco Rubio
Self - Florida Senator Self - Florida Senator   See fewer
9
6
6
5
Kate Bedingfield
Self - Biden 2020 Deputy Campaign Manager / Self - White House Communications Director Self - Biden 2020 Deputy Campaign Manager / Self - White House Communications Director   See fewer
5
4
3
Mitt Romney
Self / Self - Utah Senator Self / Self - Utah Senator   See fewer
3
3
Joe Biden
Self / Self - Former Vice President / Self - President of the US Self / Self - Former Vice President / Self - President of the US   See fewer
3
John Podesta
Self / Self - Panelist Self / Self - Panelist   See fewer
3
3
Jeb Bush
Actor Actor   See fewer
3
Steve Bannon
Self / Self - Seditionist Self / Self - Seditionist   See fewer
3
John Fetterman
Self - Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor / Self - Lt. Gov. of Pennsylvania Self - Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor / Self - Lt. Gov. of Pennsylvania   See fewer
3
3
Gretchen Whitmer
Self - Michigan Governor / Self Self - Michigan Governor / Self   See fewer
3
Raphael G. Warnock
Self - Georgia Senator / Self Self - Georgia Senator / Self   See fewer
3
Tim Ryan
Self / Self - Ohio Congressman / Self - Ohio Congresswoman Self / Self - Ohio Congressman / Self - Ohio Congresswoman   See fewer
3
2
2
2
Mika Brzezinski
Self - Co-Hostess, Morning Joe Self - Co-Hostess, Morning Joe   See fewer
2
Joe Scarborough
Self - Co-Host, Morning Joe Self - Co-Host, Morning Joe   See fewer
2
Sean Hannity
Self / Self - Host, Hannity Self / Self - Host, Hannity   See fewer
2
Mike Pence
Actor Actor   See fewer
2
Robby Mook
Self - Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager Self - Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager   See fewer
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
Malcolm Kenyatta
Self - Pennsylvania State Representative Self - Pennsylvania State Representative   See fewer
2
Bob Casey
Self / Self - Pennsylvania Senator Self / Self - Pennsylvania Senator   See fewer
2
2
2
Cory Booker
Self / Self - New Jersey Senator Self / Self - New Jersey Senator   See fewer
2
2
Debbie Dingell
Self - Michigan Congresswoman / Self - US Representative - Michigan Self - Michigan Congresswoman / Self - US Representative - Michigan   See fewer
2
2
Jaime Harrison
Self / Self - DNC Chair Self / Self - DNC Chair   See fewer
2
Brian Karem
Self / Self - Mayor of St. Paul MN Self / Self - Mayor of St. Paul MN   See fewer
2
2
Jen Psaki
Self - White House Press Secretary Self - White House Press Secretary   See fewer
2
Kamala Harris
Self - Vice President of the US Self - Vice President of the US   See fewer
2
2
Adam Schiff
Self - California Congressman Self - California Congressman   See fewer
2
Hakeem Jeffries
Self / Self - New York Congressman Self / Self - New York Congressman   See fewer
2
Sean Patrick Maloney
Self - New York Congressman Self - New York Congressman   See fewer
2
Michael Bennet
Self / Self - Colorado Senator Self / Self - Colorado Senator   See fewer
2
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Self - New York Congresswoman Self - New York Congresswoman   See fewer
2
Ilhan Omar
Self / Self - Minnesota Congresswoman Self / Self - Minnesota Congresswoman   See fewer
2
Pramila Jayapal
Self / Self - Washington Congresswoman Self / Self - Washington Congresswoman   See fewer
2
Josh Gottheimer
Self - New Jersey Congressman Self - New Jersey Congressman   See fewer
2
Joe Manchin III
Self - West Virginia Senator Self - West Virginia Senator   See fewer
2
2
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Self - Seditious Georgia Congresswoman Self - Seditious Georgia Congresswoman   See fewer
2
Kari Lake
Self - Arizona Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Self - Arizona Republican Gubernatorial Candidate   See fewer
2
2
2
Elissa Slotkin
Self - Michigan Congresswoman Self - Michigan Congresswoman   See fewer
2
1
1
1
Nicolle Wallace
Self - Political Analyst Self - Political Analyst   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Megyn Kelly
Self - Host, The Kelly File Self - Host, The Kelly File   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Ana Navarro
Self - Political Commentator Self - Political Commentator   See fewer
1
1
1
Andrea Mitchell
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Ken Roe
Self Self   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
1
Don Lemon
Actor Actor   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
Angela Merkel
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
1
Sally Yates
Actress Actress   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Joni Ernst
Self - Iowa Senator Self - Iowa Senator   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
1
Philippe Reines
Self - Panelist Self - Panelist   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
Melvin Carter
Self - Mayor of St. Paul MN Self - Mayor of St. Paul MN   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Frank Nitty
Self - Milwaukee Activist Self - Milwaukee Activist   See fewer
1
1
Dana Nessel
Self = Michigan Attorney General) Self = Michigan Attorney General)   See fewer
1
Jim Margolis
Self - Panelist Self - Panelist   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Dan Patrick
Self - Texas Lieutenant Governor Self - Texas Lieutenant Governor   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
Gavin Newsom
Self - California Governor Self - California Governor   See fewer
1
1
Mitch McConnell
Self - Senate Minority Leader Self - Senate Minority Leader   See fewer
1
Eric Garcetti
Self - Mayor of Los Angeles Self - Mayor of Los Angeles   See fewer
1
Matthew Dowd
Self - Texas Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate Self - Texas Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate   See fewer
1
Debbie Stabenow
Self - U.S. Senator from Michigan Self - U.S. Senator from Michigan   See fewer
1
Elizabeth Warren
Self - Massachusetts Senator Self - Massachusetts Senator   See fewer
1
1
Jake Sherman
Self - Punchbowl News Co-Founder Self - Punchbowl News Co-Founder   See fewer
1
Eric Swalwell
Self - Representative from California Self - Representative from California   See fewer
1
Dan Crenshaw
Self - Texas Congressman Self - Texas Congressman   See fewer
1
Tom Nichols
Self - US Naval War College Professor Self - US Naval War College Professor   See fewer
1
1
Phil Murphy
Self - New Jersey Governor Self - New Jersey Governor   See fewer
1
Jennifer Granholm
Self - US Energy Secretary Self - US Energy Secretary   See fewer
1
Rashida Tlaib
Self - Michigan Congresswoman Self - Michigan Congresswoman   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Jamaal Bowman
Self - New York Congresmman Self - New York Congresmman   See fewer
1
Susan Rice
Self - Director, White House Domestic Policy Council Self - Director, White House Domestic Policy Council   See fewer
1
Glenn Youngkin
Self - Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Self - Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Candidate   See fewer
1
1
Kim Reynolds
Self - Iowa Governor Self - Iowa Governor   See fewer
1
Asa Hutchinson
Self - Arkansas Governor Self - Arkansas Governor   See fewer
1
James Clyburn
Self - House Majority Whip Self - House Majority Whip   See fewer
1
Doug Ducey
Self - Arizona Governor Self - Arizona Governor   See fewer
1
Steny Hoyer
Self - House Majority Leader Self - House Majority Leader   See fewer
1
1
Terry McAuliffe
Self - Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Self - Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate   See fewer
1
Greg Gianforte
Self - Montana Governor Self - Montana Governor   See fewer
1
1
Jeff Roe
Self - Republican Political Strategist Self - Republican Political Strategist   See fewer
1
Marcia Fudge
Self - US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Self - US Housing and Urban Development Secretary   See fewer
1
1
David Miliband
Self - International Rescue Committee CEO Self - International Rescue Committee CEO   See fewer
1
Jon Tester
Self - Montana US Senator Self - Montana US Senator   See fewer
1
Gina McCarthy
Self - White House National Climate Adviser Self - White House National Climate Adviser   See fewer
1
Kristin Davison
Self - Republican Political Strategist Self - Republican Political Strategist   See fewer
1
Joe Straus
Self - Former Texas House Speaker Self - Former Texas House Speaker   See fewer
1
Amna Dermish
Self - Texas Planned Parenthood Regional Director Self - Texas Planned Parenthood Regional Director   See fewer
1
1
Geoff Duncan
Self - Georgia Lieutenant Governor Self - Georgia Lieutenant Governor   See fewer
1
1
1
Bryan Hughes
Self - Texas State Senator Self - Texas State Senator   See fewer
1
Devin O'Malley
Self - Republican Political Strategist Self - Republican Political Strategist   See fewer
1
Gina Hinojosa
Self - Texas State Representative Self - Texas State Representative   See fewer
1
Anthony Sabatini
Self - Florida State Representative Self - Florida State Representative   See fewer
1
Jocelyn Benson
Self - Michigan Secretary of State Self - Michigan Secretary of State   See fewer
1
Levar Stoney
Self - Mayor of Richmond, VA Self - Mayor of Richmond, VA   See fewer
1
Cedric Richmond
Self - Senior White House Adviser Self - Senior White House Adviser   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Andy Levin
Self - Michigan Congressman Self - Michigan Congressman   See fewer
1
Henry Cuellar
Self - Texas Congressman Self - Texas Congressman   See fewer
1
1
Nicole Colier
Self - Texas State Representative Self - Texas State Representative   See fewer
1
Adam Baron
Actor Actor   See fewer
1
Jim Farley
Self - Ford Motor CEO Self - Ford Motor CEO   See fewer
1
Pete Ricketts
Self - Nebraska Governor Self - Nebraska Governor   See fewer
1
Carolyn Bourdeaux
Self - Georgia Congresswoman Self - Georgia Congresswoman   See fewer
1
1
Jim McLaughlin
Self - Republican Pollster Self - Republican Pollster   See fewer
1
Mehmet Oz
Self - Pennsylvania Republican Senate Candidate Self - Pennsylvania Republican Senate Candidate   See fewer
1
1
J.D. Vance
Self - Ohio Republican Senatorial Candidate Self - Ohio Republican Senatorial Candidate   See fewer
1
Ron DeSantis
Self - Florida Governor Self - Florida Governor   See fewer
1
1
Carla Sands
Self - Pennsylvania Republican Senatorial Candidate Self - Pennsylvania Republican Senatorial Candidate   See fewer
1
Antony Blinken
Self - US Secretary of State Self - US Secretary of State   See fewer
1
Samantha Power
Self - Head of USAID Self - Head of USAID   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
1
Liz Cheney
Self - Wyoming Congresswoman Self - Wyoming Congresswoman   See fewer
1
Rick Scott
Self - Florida Senator Self - Florida Senator   See fewer
1
Josh Shapiro
Self - Pennsylvania Attorney General Self - Pennsylvania Attorney General   See fewer
1
David McCormick
Self - Pennsylvania Republican Senatorial Candidate Self - Pennsylvania Republican Senatorial Candidate   See fewer
1
1
Matthew Miller
Self - NSA Spokesman Self - NSA Spokesman   See fewer
1
1
Katie Hobbs
Self - Arizona Secretary of State Self - Arizona Secretary of State   See fewer
1
Letitia James
Self - New York Attorney General Self - New York Attorney General   See fewer
1
Tom Cotton
Self - Arkansas Senator Self - Arkansas Senator   See fewer
1
1
Kathy Hochul
Self - New York Governor Self - New York Governor   See fewer
1
1
1
Seth Weathers
Self - Republican Strategist Self - Republican Strategist   See fewer
1
1
Ted Lieu
Self - California Congressman Self - California Congressman   See fewer
1
John Kirby
Self - Pentagon Spokesman Self - Pentagon Spokesman   See fewer
1
Charlie Crist
Self - Florida Congressman Self - Florida Congressman   See fewer
1
Mayra Flores
Self - Texas Congresswoman Self - Texas Congresswoman   See fewer
1
1
Elaine Luria
Self - Virginia Congresswoman Self - Virginia Congresswoman   See fewer
1
1
Ted Budd
Self - North Carolina Senator-elect Self - North Carolina Senator-elect   See fewer
1
Chris Coons
Self - Delaware Senator Self - Delaware Senator   See fewer
1
Abigail Spanberger
Self - Virginia Congresswoman Self - Virginia Congresswoman   See fewer
1
1
Oleksandra Ustinova
Self - Ukrainian Parliament Member Self - Ukrainian Parliament Member   See fewer
1
1
1
Bill Gates
Self - Maricopa AZ County Board of Supervisors Self - Maricopa AZ County Board of Supervisors   See fewer
1
Anna Eskamani
Self - Florida State Representative Self - Florida State Representative   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Stephanie Murphy
Self - Florida Congresswoman Self - Florida Congresswoman   See fewer
1
Mark Brzezinski
Self - US Ambassador to Poland Self - US Ambassador to Poland   See fewer
1
1
1
Jackie Toledo
Self - Florida State Representative Self - Florida State Representative   See fewer
1
Kaja Kallas
Self - Estonian Prime Minister Self - Estonian Prime Minister   See fewer
1
1
Conor Lamb
Self - Pennsylvania Congressman Self - Pennsylvania Congressman   See fewer
1
Byron Donalds
Self - Florida Congressman Self - Florida Congressman   See fewer
1
1
Chip Roy
Self - Texas Congressman Self - Texas Congressman   See fewer
1
Marcus Flowers
Self - Georgia Congressional Candidate Self - Georgia Congressional Candidate   See fewer
1
1
Catherine Cortez Masto
Self - Nevada Senator Self - Nevada Senator   See fewer
1
Patrick Gaspard
Self - Center for American Progress CEO Self - Center for American Progress CEO   See fewer
1
Zia Mian
Self - Princeton University Program on Science & Global Security Co-Director Self - Princeton University Program on Science & Global Security Co-Director   See fewer
1
Karyn Turk
Cameo (uncredited) Cameo (uncredited)   See fewer
2
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