Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Renewed for Season 2

Samantha Bee's Full Frontal Renewed as TBS Shifts Show to New Night

TBS will be heading into a Trump presidency with its biggest gun still blazing: The cabler has renewed Full Frontal with Samantha Bee for a second season.

In making the announcement, TBS also revealed that the show would be moving from Mondays at 10:30/9:30c to Wednesdays at 10:30/9:30c, beginning with its Season 2 premiere on Jan. 11.

In a statement, Bee joked, “I am only sorry that this renewal leaves me unavailable for a cabinet position in the new administration. I will, however, be available to host the White House Correspondents Dinner, seeing as I already bought the dress.”

The pickup comes as Full Frontal‘s ratings are beginning to match its growing buzz. Per TBS, the show is drawing an average weekly audience of 3.3 million viewers across multiple platforms and currently ranks among late-night’s top 3 series among adults 18-49.

“Of course we’re picking up the show,” said TBS’ VP of original programming Thom Hinkle. “In less than a year, Sam has become one of the most talked-about personalities in all of television and Full Frontal‘s audience continues to grow.”

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24 Comments
  1. Jeremy says:

    I’m so happy for her and for this show. This is the new Daily Show. Sometimes, I wish the show could be on 5 nights a week but then I remember that the quality probably wouldn’t be as consistent.

    • HAP says:

      She has three children. The every night thing would not work.

      • JScout says:

        What does that have to do with it? Most of late night hosts have children, doesn’t keep them from working every night or four nights.

        • maggie says:

          Bee herself said that as a Mom to 3 small children, with a husband who is often on location filming, she wants to be able to spend time with her children. They are her priority. That is the main reason she didn’t want a nightly show.

      • CP says:

        I wouldn’t call it that. Maybe Bee herself wanted the once a week schedule, kinda like John Oliver’s stint for HBO. Incidentally, that gives her staff time to go research the topics properly and write some truly epic jokes (like how she slammed Fallon and NBC because their Trump interview was a fluff piece.)

  2. Lia S says:

    best news ever! really happy that Sam’s buzz is spreading!

  3. TV Gord says:

    I’m sure if they didn’t renew it, many of the protesters out there these days would have moved to the TBS studios!

    I only wish Comedy Central had been more forward-thinking in their investment in The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

  4. Kevin says:

    TBS did a great job to move Full Frontal with Samantha Bee from Mondays to Wednesdays. Mondays has always been one of the toughest nights on prime time TV whether it’s broadcast or cable.

  5. dman6015 says:

    She’ll have plenty of material for the next 4-8 years with Trump in office. I consider her to be Jon Stewart’s replacement, not Trevor Noah or even John Oliver.

  6. Natalie says:

    At least there is some good news for 2017!

  7. dab1984 says:

    Awful show.

  8. Simon Jester says:

    Great news! Sam has been on fire lately. I’m not surprised that there are some (^^^) who would rather not have their sacred cows criticized, though… ;-)

  9. LAwoman says:

    Yes! Very happy about this.

  10. Shib Neddeff says:

    That IS another ‘horrible show”

  11. NRQ says:

    Awesome! This is one of my favorite informative-but-often-hilarious news-y shows. Sam-Bee has got it going on!

  12. albertj15 says:

    I watched this show when it first came on, but after a few weeks I found it uninteresting an boring so I stopped an truthfully I do not miss it.

  13. Phun says:

    Great news! One of my favorite shows!

  14. Mandy says:

    Nobody watches this show. And she is a hateful person.

  15. Greg Cantin says:

    Ultra Liberal Crap. And I am not a Conservative. Now I’ll not watch it on Wednesdays.

  16. Terry Gersdorf says:

    Please cancel this stupid show. If she hates it here so much go back to Canada oh wait they have socialized medicine there thats why she came to the USA. If she did this kinda of tastless humor in Canada against Trudeau they would for sure kick her out….