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HBO is back in the Tracey Ullman sketch series business.

The network announced on Thursday that it will air Tracey Ullman’s Show, which features the comedian/actress in the role of “everyday people and famous faces,” such as Judi Dench and Angela Merkel, and examines “modern life on the British side of the pond.” The six-episode series, which debuted earlier this year on BBC One, will hit HBO on Oct. 28 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

Ullman starred in other sketch series, including the Emmy-winning Tracey Takes On, which ran on HBO from 1996 to 1999, and Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union, whch aired on Showtime from 2008 to 2010. She also headined the Fox variety series The Tracey Ullman Show from 1987 to 1990.


In related comedy news, HBO announced that the Russell Simmons-produced, Tony Rock-hosted All Def Comedy, which highlights up-and-coming comedians, will be filmed next month and air in November.