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SHERMAN'S SHOWCASE
July 31, 2019  | By David Bianculli

IFC, 10:00 p.m. ET

 
SERIES PREMIERE: Okay, this show is really, really weird. Which I mean, of course, as a compliment. It’s a bit like another IFC meta series, Documentary Showcase, which claims to be a long-standing TV series and presents closely designed parodies of actual nonfiction films. Sherman’s Showcase does that for a Soul Train type variety and dance show, but also takes an SCTV approach, expanding its parody approach to includes commercials, promos for other shows, and so on. This eight-part series is co-created by Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle. Salahuddin plays the title character, TV host Sherman McDaniel, and Riddle plays his producer, Dutch. John Legend introduces the series – and, in real life, is another of the IFC series’ executive producers.
 
 
 
 
 
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