Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who Is America?” Showtime series is already causing controversy and creating buzz. However, when does the Sacha Cohen vehicle air and when is it available to stream? What date and time? Is there a trailer?
The release date and time are coming up soon for a show that was kept mysteriously under wraps to the degree that no one knew it was being filmed until a few days ago. The series debuts on Showtime on July 15, 2018, and and it appears to feature “interviews” in which Cohen, in character, dupes various political figures, especially Republicans. There is a short trailer, which you can see below as well as more specifics about streaming and air dates and times.
Although it’s unclear who will actually appear, prominent political figures whose names have leaked out as possibly being punked on the show include Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, David Petraeus, Trent Lott, Bernie Sanders, Howard Dean, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Roy Moore, Alberto Gonzales, and Ted Koppel.
Here’s what you need to know:
Date & Time the Show’s Premiere Airs & Streams Plus the Trailer
Showtime labeled the program “the most dangerous show in the history of television,” and it’s been described as a “satirical half-hour series.”
When it runs: Sunday, July 15, 2018 is the series premiere.
According to CBS News, “The first episode of ‘Who is America?’ will air on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, July 15, and debut on streaming, online and on demand Sunday at midnight. Subsequent episodes will air on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.”
Reports Indie Wire: “‘Who Is America?’ premieres on streaming, online and On Demand this Sunday, July 15 at midnight ET (9 p.m. PT July 14), and will premiere on air that same night at 10 p.m. ET.”
The tease for the show says, “Who Is America? You know Ali G, Bruno, and Borat, but this summer Sacha Baron Cohen returns in a new series as you’ve never, ever seen him before. Who Is America? Series premiere Sunday, July 15 at 10pm ET/PT.” You can watch that trailer or “tease” above.
Sacha Baron Cohen is a comedian best known for his appearances as “Borat” and on “Da Ali G Show.” The show’s website contains a promo that features Dick Cheney saying, “I hope you’ll tune in next week for an interview with me.” According to Variety, though, the show has seven episodes. It was written and directed by Sacha Baron Cohen and was kept a mystery until days before the launch.
Some Critics Say It Mocks Republicans Mostly
Claims about the show’s political bent are already trickling out, but, of course, time will tell what the final product looks like. Fox News reported that a source claimed it was “a Hollywood hit job on GOP” complete with a conspiracy-theory-laden fake website and at least one character named Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick, supposedly played by Cohen.
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