TVLine Items: Sacha Baron Cohen's Spy Series, Tig Notaro's Trek and More

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Sacha Baron Cohen will portray an Israeli spy in a Netflix limited series.

Per our sister site Deadline, The Spy tells the story of Eli Cohen, a 1960s Israeli spy who embedded himself into Syrian politics, until he was discovered and publicly executed. Baron Cohen has an interest in helping Syrian refugees, donating over $1 million to refugee organizations over the past few years.

Previously on TV, Baron Cohen was the creator and star of Da Ali G Show and can currently be seen in Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity special on Netflix.

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* CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery has tapped Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) to guest-star as Chief Engineer Denise Reno of the U.S.S. Hiawatha in the upcoming second season.

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* Season 2 of Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here has cast Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil) and Beau Mirchoff (Awkward.) in recurring roles, according to Deadline.

* Season 2 of HBO’s Westworld has announced that Martin Sensmeier will return as a Native American warrior, while Tao Okamoto (The Man in the High Castle), Kiki Sukezane (Heroes Reborn), Julia Jones (Longmire) and Zahn McClarnon (Longmire) will fill recurring mystery roles, according to

* NBC will air Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan on Wednesday, May 16 at 10 pm, while PBS will air Royal Wedding Watch, a five-night series running Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 18, per Deadline.

The Break With Michelle Wolf, a weekly half-hour variety series, launches Sunday, May 27 on Netflix.

* Season 2 of Cinemax’s horror series Outcast will premiere Friday, July 20 at 10 pm.

* Watch a teaser for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2018, which splashes down Sunday, July 22 at 8 pm:

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