A statement from Bee’s rep said:
“Samantha Bee is honored to host an Emmy Award winning show Full front with Samantha Bee on TBS for seven seasons, but the show will not return to the network this fall. Bee made television history in the late-night space, paving the way for the traditionally female voice and continuing to be the dominant male voice. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee continues to break barriers with Sam and her team boldly using political satire to entertain, inform, and empower viewers, while embracing critical disinformation, especially about women. “
A network representative said in a statement that this was part of “a number of difficult business-based decisions.” Whatever those decisions, Samantha Bee has changed the landscape of the late night, which is largely celebrated by men. Of course, I like many of those men and their shows, but it’s refreshing to have a female voice give us a different perspective on the news, especially right now.
Here is the full statement from the net:
“As we continued to shape our new programming strategy, we made some tough business-based decisions. Full front with Samantha Bee will not return to TBS. We are proud to be the home of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and thanks to Sam, and the rest of the Emmy-nominated team for their groundbreaking work. We honor this exceptionally talented cast and crew and look forward to exploring new opportunities to work with them in the future. “
THR points out in the article that early programming on TBS, TNT and TruTV was in the works before the merger, but recent events have accelerated the process. Even “Animal Kingdom” and “Snowpiercer” are nearing the end of their run on TNT.
This hurts, guys.
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