TBS is pulling “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” from the network after seven seasons.
“As we continue to shape our new programming strategy, we’ve made some difficult, business-based decisions. ‘Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,’ will not return to TBS,” a spokesperson for the network confirmed Monday.
Bee’s show centered on political and social commentary — and she wasn’t afraid to pack a punch. She tackled hot-button issues such as abortion and presidential candidates.
The move comes after a Warner Bros. Discovery merger that saw many executives depart from the company following an internal restructure. Other shows canceled on the network include the second season of sitcom “Chad” and reality dating series “The Big D,” which was scrapped ahead of its premiere.
“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,” the statement continued. “We celebrate this extraordinarily talented cast and crew and look forward to exploring new opportunities to work with them in the future.”
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USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for Bee for further comment.
the official Twitter account for “Full Frontal” shared the announcement Monday, writing: “We’re so thankful for our loyal audience, our amazing team, and that we got to annoy the right people every week—that there wasn’t wrestling or baseball or a very special episode of Big Bang ”
“To our loyal fans – we love you, you’re very special,” another tweet read. “Go home, and go home in peace.”
“Full Frontal” premiered in February 2016 amid the Iowa caucuses of the presidential election that year. Bee got her own late-night show after her successful run as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “Daily Show.”
Kevin Reilly, who served as president of TNT, TBS and truTV before his departure due to the merger, said in 2016 to USA TODAY that “Full Frontal” was “baked into” his long-term plans, calling Bee “a smart person who knows how to unpack an issue and get laughs out of it. She’s not off-putting; she’s not in-your-face.”
The show recently celebrated its 200th episode last December.
“I may or may have gotten a tattoo to commemorate,” Bee joked on a “TODAY” show appearance in December.
“I love my writers and my producers and my correspondents, it’s such a collaborative experience,” Bee said during the interview.
Bee was one of the last remaining female comedians to have her own late-night talk show. In 2021, NBC canceled Lilly Singh’s daily late-night show “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” and replaced it with Amber Ruffin’s “The Late Amber Ruffin Show.”
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Contributing: Gary Levin