When Samantha Bee first headed to TBS with her unique commentary and unparalleled political insight, it was a step in the right direction for late night television and women in comedy. The half-hour show, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, was just the platform the comedian needed. Amidst the craziness of election season and the show's 20th episode, Bee may be facing some changes in her program's formatting ahead. In fact, TBS wants to give Full Frontal more airtime. That is, if the star of the show herself is up for the challenge.
"We try take our lead from talent," shared chief creative officer of TBS' parent company Turner Entertainment, Kevin Reilly, at the Television Critics Association press tour. "I’d give Sam as many hours as she’d like." When it comes to what Bee actually wants, Reilly explained that the weekly half-hour time slot she has now is what currently fits the bill. But if TBS had it their way, we'd be getting more Bee than even Bee could handle.
While discussing what fans may be able to expect in the months leading up to the 2016 Presidential election, Reilly expressed his feelings about the half-hour program: "It’s always a good problem to have, saying people would like to see more. I think we’ll start to do more of those expanded hours when she sees fit." He even went so far as to allude to "a more robust digital content presence” for the show in the form of regular daily clips from the host herself.
Before you know it you may not have to wait an entire week to hear what Bee has to say. At least, that's what TBS seems to be moving towards — following the formal approval of Samantha Bee, of course.
Until then, Full Frontal fans have to tune into the show Mondays at 10:30 p.m. EST and let Bee know that you want to see more, too. The idea of more of her is way too exciting.