Samantha Bee Exits The Daily Show to Headline Her Own TBS Series

Looks like Comedy Central is down one more potential Daily Show anchor.

Samantha Bee, a correspondent for the cabler’s late-night news satire show, will host her own series on TBS, the network announced Thursday.

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Bee’s new venture, which is still in the early stages, “is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues,” a release from TBS stated.

Bee and husband/Daily Show colleague Jason Jones, whose scripted comedy got the go-ahead at TBS last month, will executive-produce Bee’s venture with TBS.

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Jones will star in the scripted comedy, the cast of which also includes Natalie Zea (Justified); the couple also will executive-produce that series.

Bee’s latest project, at least at this early stage, sounds very similar to The Daily Show — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Bee, both on her own and as a team with Jones, made many “Who should replace Jon Stewart?” lists in February when Stewart announced his intention to leave the Comedy Central institution.

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  1. WonderWaage says:

    She’s as funny as her husband, who is not at all funny.

  2. Tran says:

    With Jon Stewart leaving until the calendar year, The Daily Show becomes the bearer of bad news.

  3. Tom says:

    Wow the Daily Show is seeing lots of exits. Sad.

  4. So that pretty much leaves Aasif Mandvi and Jessica Williams as the two correspondents with the most seniority, and Aasif I think has an HBO show or something coming out soon? That Hot Tub Time Machine 2 joke may be more accurate than first thought, unless they decide to bring in someone from the outside.

  5. Zoe says:

    Everything is changing and I don’t like it.

  6. Alienate says:

    And Larry Wilmore leaving for the new Nightly Show didn’t help either. I have watched every episode of the TNS so far, and it is starting to irritate me. I may have to bow out. Sad for Comedy Central.

  7. John Clover says:

    They are both funny, but together or separately they cannot hold a candle to Jon Stewart!

  8. yuri says:

    They knew they are never in the run to host…

  9. Sheila says:

    Is everyone fleeing because they know the show will end when Jon leaves, or are they all angry at not getting the host job?

    • maggie says:

      More like they don’t know if the show will still be a success after Jon leaves. Better to leave now, while they are still affiliated with a hot show, then to wait for TDS to die, and be affiliated with a washed up show.

  10. Paul Fillman says:

    Although some here do not find her to be all that funny, I do. Funny is in the ears of the hearer.

  11. Paul Fillman says:

    While Stewart is a gifted comedian he is proving to be a lousy leaver.