Showtime adds new political shows from Sacha Baron Cohen, Amanda de Cadenet
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Showtime is adding to its slate of politically charged shows, including a new newsmagazine and a project from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

“Borat” star Baron Cohen is making a return to television with the satirical series “Who is America?” premiering Sunday, the premium cable network announced this week.

News of the half-hour satire came after Baron Cohen teased a video on Twitter of former Vice President Dick Cheney autographing a “waterboard kit.”


The seven episodes in the series, Showtime said in a news release, will “explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation.”

"Ali G" star Baron Cohen, who was born in Britain, is famous for his characters and comedic antics, often disguising himself for sit-downs with unsuspecting interviewees.

His isn’t the only politically infused series being added to Showtime’s lineup.

A pilot for a newsmagazine, tentatively titled “Now What With Amanda de Cadenet,” has also been ordered by the network, it announced on Tuesday.

On her show, the Britain native known for snagging big-name celebrity interviews “takes a thematic approach exploring America’s current social, sexual, cultural and political issues, seen through de Cadenet’s sharp, feminist lens,” Showtime said.

“It's a historically significant time to be a woman — and an incredibly divisive time in our culture,” de Cadenet said in a statement. 

“I’m excited and ready to explore the nuanced conversations and heated debates that all genders are having, both online and in private to make sense of how the hell we got here, and most importantly; how do we move forward in the most effective way?”