Another TBS show got an axe. The network is canceling Full Frontal With Samantha Bee after seven seasons. Bea was one of the few female hosts of the evening show.
“Bee made nighttime television history by paving the way for women’s voices in what has traditionally been and still is a male-dominated space,” she said in a statement.
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee has continually broken down barriers as Sam and her team boldly used political satire to entertain, inform and empower viewers while also embracing critically underrepresented stories.”
Bea first appeared as a correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart in 2003. She appeared regularly for 12 years before being invited to host her own show.
Full Frontal, which debuted in February 2016, has received 11 Emmy nominations since its inception and recently celebrated the airing of its 200th episode. The show has gained a reputation for taking a sharp, satirical look at sensitive topics, including abortion, Donald Trump’s presidency, LGBTQ+ rights, and gun control.
“Conan did 7,000 episodes of his show but I feel like I’m overtaking him,” she joked during the episode. “I really can’t believe it. I’m really impressed with myself. It’s really a wonderful feeling. I would never have thought we’d get to 200 [episodes] so it seems like a really huge achievement.
Full Frontal is the latest TBS cancellation and is going through a transition since the release of Warner Bros. Fusion opening.
This was reported to Deadline by a representative of the network. (will open in a new tab)“As we continue to shape our new programming strategy, we have made some difficult business decisions. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee will not return to TBS. We are proud to be the home of Full Frontal with Samantha B and thank Sam and the rest of the Emmy nominated team for their groundbreaking work.”
This new strategy led to the cancellation of the Tracey Morgan comedy The Last OG, the dating contest The Big D (before it even debuted), and the comedy Nasim Pedrad Chad right before its second season premiere. TBS sister network TNT is also phasing out scripted content, and it was recently announced that Season 4 of Snowpiercer will be its last.
Full Frontal’s cancellation comes on the heels of another late-night show closing after news broke last week that Desus and Mero were splitting up and leaving the Showtime series.
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