Sacha Baron Cohen Enters First-Look Deal With FX Productions

FXX will also resurrect “Da Ali G Show”

Sacha Baron Cohen is in the house with FX Productions.

The “Borat” funnyman’s production company Four by Two has inked a first-look deal with FX Productions, the company said Friday.

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In addition, FX’s recently launched comedy-centric network FXX will air the original run of Baron Cohen’s “Da Ali G Show,” including episodes that have not yet aired in America.

In addition, FX’s recently launched comedy-centric network FXX will air the original run of Baron Cohen’s “Da Ali G Show,” including episodes that have not yet aired in America, along with “The Best of Ali G.”

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“Ali G: Rezurection,” which will begin airing early next year, will resurface every episode of “Da Ali G Show” with new, original introductions by Baron Cohen.

“We’re thrilled to be in business with Sacha Baron Cohen,” said Nick Grad, president of original programming, FX Networks and FX Productions¬† “He is an amazing talent and we look forward to him developing new series for FXP.¬† We’re also excited to introduce Da Ali G Show and Sacha’s characters to a new audience on FXX, and we can’t wait to see how he will incorporate new, original content in the episodes.”

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“Da Ali G Show.” which featured Baron Cohen as clueless talk-show host Ali G, as well as Kazakhstan reporter Borat and gay Austrian fashion reporter Bruno, premiered on the U.K.’s Channel 4 in 2003. Of the 18 episodes produced, 12 of those aired on HBO.

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