Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee premiere to be simulcast across 5 networks

(Photo courtesy of TBS)

Although the premiere is still days away, TBS’ Full Frontal With Samantha Bee is already taking over television—at least, the channels that fall under the Turner networks banner. According to a press release from the networks, Full Frontal will have its premiere simulcast on TBS, TNT, Adult Swim, TruTV, and HLN on February 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET. So prepare for the preempting, Dr. Drew.

Despite slightly inconveniencing viewers looking for a rerun of American Dad or Law & Order, Turner wants to give the new weekly series, which will be the only woman-led late-night show, the kind of warm welcome that Viacom offered Trevor Noah when he took over as Daily Show host last fall. Bee will command that five-channel audience for the premiere of her new show, which will skip the celebrity sit-downs to focus on “in-depth stories that are more or less overlooked by traditional media outlets.” She’ll also eschew the traditional desk-and-couch setup in favor of standing in front of a bunch of TV screens, the better to “womanspread” across the late-night landscape.


Share This Story

Get our newsletter