The Emmy Award-winning series “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ has been renewed for a fifth season by TBS. Samantha Bee will return to host the show, which was television’s top ad-supported late-night show among young adults last year according to the network. Samantha Bee took over late night in 2016, and the show became the only female-hosted late-night program. Bee will host through the upcoming 2020 election, providing coverage and her own brand of brash and honest humor. TBS also confirmed that the show reaches nearly 4M viewers per episode, and currently boasts more than 300M YouTube views, which have become the life-support of Late Night programming over the years. “Full Frontal” airs Wednesdays on TBS at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Additionally, TBS has renewed its first look deal with Bee’s production company, Swimsuit Competition. Swimsuit Competition “continues to seek great ideas from people who are flying under the radar, or whose work has been underestimated,” according to the company’s description. The production company recently began production on The Untitled Amy Hoggart Project (wt), a spin-off series from Full Frontal correspondent Amy Hoggart.
“I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity to continue doing this show for another season,” said Samantha Bee. “Excited to still be at it when Trump finally gives up the presidency at the end of his fifth term, January 2036. I heard he’ll be leaving to spend more time with his family. JK JK.”
The official description of the series reads, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee shines a spotlight on stories inside the Beltway and beyond, from sexual harassment in the media to the “boyfriend loophole,” and from global warming to child marriage in the United States. Full Frontal also travels the world to cover international stories, with segments from Jordan, Germany, Russia, Scotland, Mexico and Iraq”.
In its first four seasons, Full Frontal has garnered an Outstanding Writing Emmy for its “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” special honoring a free press, as well as seventeen Emmy nominations, a Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information, two additional TCA Award nominations, a WGA nomination, two PGA nominations and four DGA nominations. The series was executive produced by Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Tony Hernandez, Miles Kahn, Alison Camillo, and Pat King.
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