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Showtime defends Baron Cohen comedy

Showtime has defended Sacha Baron Cohen’s new comedy Who Is America? against claims that he made fun of a disabled veteran. Critics, including Sarah Palin, said that Baron Cohen posed as a wounded military veteran during a segment, which premiered in the US on Sunday and UK last night. “Baron Cohen did not present himself […]

Sacha Baron Cohen makes a return with Showtime

Sacha Baron Cohen is set to return to TV after more than a decade for a Showtime satirical half-hour series. Baron Cohen will write and direct the title, named Who Is America?. The seven-episode series will explore the diverse individuals across the political and cultural spectrum of the USA. The first episode will air exclusively in […]

Sacha Baron Cohen prodco making ITV pilot

Sacha Baron Cohen and Andrew Newman prodco Spelthorne Community TV is making JudgeMental, a new entertainment pilot for UK commercial broadcaster ITV. Comedian and actor Baron Cohen and former Objective boss Newman set up Spelthorne in 2015. It will make the pilot for the ITV2 channel. Details are thin on the ground, but in a […]

Objective poaches Syco exec in COO hire

UK-based Objective Media Group has hired a COO from Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment. Matthew Angel will take up the post in October, taking the lead in legal and business affairs, finance and commercial activities. At Syco, he was global head of legal business affairs, and recently renegotiated the contract to keep The X Factor and […]

New Objective prodco builds team

Panda Television, the new UK prodco that is part of All3Media’s Objective Media Group, has named two of its key team. Big Star’s Little Star creator Stefan Iriarte has been named head of development and The Voice producer Ed Booth (pictured) as editor of entertainment. They report to Moira Ross, The Voice producer who left […]

FX inks Sacha Baron Cohen deal for new Ali G series

FX Productions has inked a first-look deal with Sacha Baron Cohen’s production company Four By Two. The deal gives the recently-minted FXX channel old episodes of Baron Cohen’s Da Ali G Show and will see him reprise the comedy character in a new series Ali G: Rezurection. The new series will go out on the […]