TBS Wants More ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’
Get ready to see more of Samantha Bee. TBS has ordered 26 more episodes of her weekly late night series Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, which expands the show’s run to 39 episodes and will take the show through the end of 2016. Full Frontal is hosted and executive produced by Bee and is a satirical take on weekly news and highlights the stories that traditional news sources have overlooked.
Before she starred in her own series, Samantha Bee was the longest-tenured contributor to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and has always been particularly strong at lambasting the absurdity of the American political process. Ironically, Bee and her husband were born in Canada but became U.S. citizens in 2014 — presumably so they can vote in what is shaping up to become the most bizarre election cycle in the history of the universe. Her weekly slayings of 2016 presidential candidates have become must-watch viewing and Bee’s fearless breaking-up of TV’s late-night boy’s club has made her a fresh — and welcome — voice on TV.
Since the premiere of Full Frontal on Feb. 8, the satirical comedy has become a critical darling and is attracts a young and informed audience with segments ranging from life in Syrian a refugee camp, to sexual harassment in the workplace, to Nancy Reagan’s legacy. Even Gloria Steinem showed up in a skit on March 21.
Upon hearing the news about the renewal, Bee crowed, “Stay crazy America, I’ll be here all year!” We’re happy about that, because between her and John Oliver, we’re going to need their level of sanity as the election gets closer.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee airs Monday nights at 10:30 pm ET/PT on TBS.