Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is not coming back for another season on TBS.
Is Full Frontal with Samantha Bee cancelled?
The late-night talk and news satire program has been cancelled after seven seasons. The show’s official Twitter account broke the cancellation news on Monday, July 25th, revealing that Full Frontal with Samantha Bee “will not be returning to TBS this fall.” In its farewell tweets, the program expressed its gratitude to its production team, guest analysts, and loyal viewers, who had been supporting the show since its launch in 2016.
To our loyal fans – we love you, you’re very special. Go home, and go home in peace.
— Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (@FullFrontalSamB) July 25, 2022
Bee confirmed the show’s cancellation in a reply to the above tweet. “I feel a powerful love for all the wonderful people behind this incredible show…,” wrote the host, who first rose to prominence as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show during Jon Stewart’s tenure.
Why did Samantha Bee get canceled?
TBS implied that the decision to cancel Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is part of the growing list of changes at the network, which started since its newly-minted parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, took over in April 2022.
“As we continue to shape our new programming strategy, we’ve made some difficult, business-based decisions,” TBS said in a statement announcing the show’s cancellation. “We are proud to have been the home to Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and thank Sam, and the rest of the Emmy-nominated team for their groundbreaking work. We celebrate this extraordinarily talented cast and crew and look forward to exploring new opportunities to work with them in the future.”
The merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery left Warner Bros. Discovery owing about $55 billion, so the newly-formed conglomerate has been cutting back on content spending for its big cable networks like TBS and its sister network TNT.
In addition to Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, TBS also canceled comedy series The Last O.G., sitcom Chad, and dating show The Big D. Over at TNT, dystopian thriller Snowpiercer was also cancelled.
Cancelled late-night shows
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is the latest late-night show that has been cancelled in recent years. WarnerMedia opted to end the long-running Conan on TBS with host Conan O’Brien in June 2021. In that same month, A Little Late with Lilly Singh also aired its final episode on NBC.
Desus & Mero is also not returning to Showtime thanks to a fallout between its hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero. The weekly program aired its finale in June 2022.
CBS, meanwhile, is considering cheaper alternatives to replace James Corden when he leaves The Late Late Show in early 2023.
Also worth noting is that Comedy Central, which was airing three different late-night shows in the past, now only has one, The Daily Show.
What is Full Frontal with Samantha Bee?
As mentioned above, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is a part-talk show, part news satire program. Over the course of its seven-season run (a total of 218 episodes), Bee usually surprised audiences by traveling to distant locales, landing interviews with interesting analysts, and performing monologues that pushed the usually genial cable network to embrace loads of profanity and address political issues that are often polarizing. The show has been nominated for over 20 Emmys and won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special back in 2017.
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What is Samantha Bee’s real last name?
Bee’s real last name is Bee. Her complete birth name is Samantha Anne Bee.
Who is Samantha Bee’s husband?
Bee is married to actor and writer Jason Jones. They tied the knot in 2001 and have three children together: daughter Piper Bee-Jones (born 2006), son Fletcher Bee-Jones (born 2008), and daughter Ripley Bee-Jones (born 2010).