Tracey Takes On... is an American sketch comedy series starring Tracey Ullman. The show ran for four seasons on HBO and was commissioned after the success of the 1993 comedy special Tracey Ullman Takes On New York. Each episode focuses on specific subject in which Ullman and her cast characters comment on or experience through a series of sketches and monologues.
Unlike her previous Fox show, Tracey Takes On... was filmed without a studio audience, on location, single-camera; instead of a hundred characters, the show focused on a steady rotation of nearly 20. "I wanted to do a show where you could get familiar with the characters, where I could express a point of view, where we could get controversial [...] I also didn't want to do a series where I had to do 22 or 26 episodes a year. I have two children and had a husband, and there are other things I'd like to do during the year. Ten shows is a good number, and HBO gives me a great (artistic) freedom." The only character to return from the original Tracey Ullman Show was Kay Clark, as Ullman was the sole creator. Former cast member Julie Kavner became a recurring guest star in the series.
In 2003, the character Ruby Romaine was spun-off into a potential television series for HBO. A pilot was filmed, but a full series was never green lighted by the network. The pilot was aired as a comedy special, Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales.
In 1998, Ullman released a book based on the series, Tracey Takes On.