Just before the airing of the final episode last night on Showtime, Sacha Baron Cohen used Twitter to confirm that his half-hour mockumentary series “Who is America?” won’t be returning.
Baron Cohen took on several roles in the show which premiered last month to soft ratings and mixed reviews. The series scored a lot of free publicity early on from figures who were interviewed for the series, including Sarah Palin who received a thank you in the credits of the final episode even as she never appeared on screen during the run.
Bernie Sanders, Dick Cheney, Joe Arpaio, Jill Stein, and other divisive figures all appeared in the series and Cohen waved the series goodbye with a video compiling negative criticism it received from the talk show circuit in recent weeks.
Tonight, is the last EVER show of “Who is America”. Thank you to all of you who enjoyed it…and for those who didn’t….. pic.twitter.com/o8T2qbIIiv
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) August 26, 2018