Tracey Ullman is coming back to HBO in “Tracey Ullman’s Show,” a new sketch comedy series set to premiere on the premium cable network on Friday, October 28. The six-episode series, which already ran on the BBC, explores modern life in the UK and includes Ullman doing pitch-perfect impersonations of Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and German chancellor Angela Merkel.
Ullman’s last sketch comedy series was “State of the Union,” which ran from 2008 to 2010 on Showtime and satirized life in America. It won an Emmy in 2008 for its makeup and earned Ullman a 2008 SAG nomination for Best Comedy Actress.
The comedian’s last HBO venture was “Tracey Takes On…” (1996 to 1999). That was a bigger awards success for Ullman, winning six Emmys including Best Variety Series in 1997 and claiming her a SAG Award for Best Comedy Actress in 1998.
But Ullman’s biggest awards hit was her breakthrough series “The Tracey Ullman Show” on FOX (1987-1990). That series is now best remembered for launching a little show called “The Simpsons,” but at the time it was an industry favorite on its own right with eight Emmy victories (including Best Variety Series in 1989) and a 1987 Golden Globe win for Ullman.
In all, Ullman claimed seven Emmys in addition to her SAG and Globe Globe Awards. She also has a BAFTA TV Award and 12 American Comedy Awards on her mantel. Will “Tracey Ullman’s Show” add to her awards collection? Discuss the latest TV news in our forums.