On the heels of the unprecedented critical acclaim for Showtime's original series The Tudors and This American Life, the network is announcing that both series have been renewed for second seasons. Additionally, the network has also greenlighted five episodes of a new sketch comedy series from the incomparable Tracey Ullman, tentatively titled State Of The Union.

With a 10-episode order and production slated to begin in Dublin, Ireland this spring, The Tudors took Showtime subscribers and the media by storm when it premiered April 1st, generating record viewership.

This American Life, the televised version of Ira Glass' acclaimed Chicago Public Radio series, will begin production on six episodes later this year for a 2008 premiere.

Emmy Award-winning Tracey Ullman brings her signature brand of spot-on impersonation and comic timing to State Of The Union, a new sketch comedy series that will begin production in the fall and takes a satirical look at a day in the life of America.