Showtime issued a statement responding to complaints that Sacha Baron Cohen posed as a disabled veteran to dupe interviewees on new comedy Who Is America?. “Baron Cohen did not present himself as a disabled veteran, and viewers nationwide who watched the premiere on Sunday can now attest to that,” said Showtime. “In Sunday’s episode, during an interview with Senator Bernie Sanders, Baron Cohen in character as Dr. Ruddick was asked by the Senator if he is disabled, and he stated that he is not and uses a mobility scooter to conserve his energy. In addition, Baron Cohen never presented himself as a veteran of the U.S. military to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin ….and contrary to her claims he did not appear in a wheelchair. In both the interview with Governor Palin and the interview with Senator Sanders, he did not wear military apparel of any kind.” Series airs Sundays at 10p.
NBC is feeling strong – the network this summer is bringing back American Ninja Warrior for its eighth season. Production will begin in the spring; a premiere date will be announced shortly. Hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, the obstacle course competition series will hit six cities this season: LA, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Baltimore […]
From exec producers Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, a new season of Documentary Now! returns to IFC to once again pay tribute to some of the world’s most renowned docs on February 20 at 11p. Guests this season include Michael Keaton and Owen Wilson, who star in the premiere ep, as well as […]
MLS Commissioner Don Garber inked a new deal that will keep him in the role for another five years, running through the 2023 season in addition to serving as CEO of Soccer United Marketing. Garber, 61, has presided over MLS’s dramatic growth and consolidation since taking the post in 1999, with the league expanding from […]
Stadium announced the launch of its 24/7 network on Sling TV, available to subscribers of both the “Sling Orange” and/or “Sling Blue” services. “We first teamed up with Sling TV in 2016 for the launch of Stadium Plus, and we look forward to this next evolution as we launch Stadium 24/7 to its subscribers,” said […]
The Breaking Bad movie, to star Aaron Paul, is headed to Netflix and AMC, the latter the network the original home of the lauded series. In a twist, Netflix will likely take the first distribution window and AMC the second.