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Posted Tuesday 8/21/18 at 5:47PM EDT
Samantha Bee finds Michelle Wolf and Robin Thede cancelations "very disheartening"
“I’m really, really sad about it,” the Full Frontal host says of BET canceling The Rundown with Robin Thede and Netflix axing The Break with Michelle Wolf over the past month. Bee tells The Daily Beast: “You have to take time as a network to develop things. If it’s not working for you in the time slot or whatever, you have to give a show more than 10 episodes to find its legs. It’s brutal. Shows need time to find their audience and they need adequate advertising. They need adequate promotional pushes to make that happen.”
Posted Tuesday 8/21/18 at 5:47PM EDT
Conan O'Brien "calls out" Detective Conan
“I just found out that in Japan the first that comes up when you Google ‘Conan’ is an anime character named Detective Conan,” the late-night host said on his talk show, joking that Detective Conan, which debuted in 1994, has been ripping him off for decades.
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 7:08PM EDT
Samantha Bee and Padma Lakshmi parody Top Chef to comment on immigrants in the food industry
Tonight's Full Frontal episode tackles the 1.3 million undocumented immigrants who work in the U.S. restaurant industry.
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Samantha Bee's Full Frontal will undergo some tweaks during its one-month hiatus
Bee and her staff are planning a sketch during tonight's show bidding farewell to their original set. On Sept. 12, Bee will unveil what is being billed as "Full Frontal 2.0," which includes changes that are being made for the midterm elections.
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 5:01PM EDT
Conan will cut music performances when switching to a 30-minute format in January
Music booker Roey Hershkovitz, who has worked for Conan O'Brien's various talk shows since 1999, will depart as part of the change. But he might work on music-related content that involves Conan's show and Team Coco digital platform.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 2:35PM EDT
Samantha Bee lobbies to present the Emmys' In Memorium reel
The Full Frontal host released a video showing just how she'd handle the In Memoriam reel: "Tonight we honor the men we lost, who made television the indelible and respected art form it is," she says. "And, the women who worked harder, made way less money and were still pissed off about it when they died."
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 2:00PM EDT
Samantha Bee's Full Frontal team kept crashing Sean Spicer's book tour
Watch as Bee's Full Frontal correspondents pretended to be Trump supporters who asked probing questions while taking pictures with the former White House press secretary.
Posted Friday 8/03/18 at 10:11AM EDT
Report: Disney tried and failed to buy back Star Wars movie rights from Turner Broadcasting
Bloomberg News reports that in 2016, before firming its streaming service plans, Disney sold "certain rights" to the Star Wars movies to air on TNT, TBS and other Turner cable channels, as well as online, through 2024. Disney recently tried and failed to get back the rights to the Star Wars movies to use for its upcoming streaming service.
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 3:05AM EDT
Samantha Bee: Les Moonves should've been asked to step down from CBS
“In the words of one of the immortal characters he helped create: ‘It’s time for this Moonves to be eclipsed,'" Bee said on Full Frontal while doing an impression of CSI: Miami's Horatio Caine. “CBS president Les Moonves is in deep trouble for sexually harassing female colleagues – or maybe he’s not in trouble at all,” Bee -- who tapes her show at CBS Broadcast Center in New York -- said on Wednesday's edition of Full Frontal. “Yes," she added jokingly, "who could ever bear to get rid of the creative mastermind who developed Hawaii Five-O and Hawaii Five-O: Miami? Les Moonves may be a brilliant TV creator, but no cop procedural, no matter how well-crafted and original, is worth ending a woman’s career to shut her up." ALSO: Terry Crews helps Bee tackle the seriousness of sexual assault on men.
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Samantha Bee enlists Seinfeld's Jason Alexander to spoof Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Carpool Karaoke
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Bee was also joined by journalist Masha Gessen for her Full Frontal segment mocking car-based talk show segments.
Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Watch Marvel superheroes bully Conan O'Brien as Batman
Conan kicked off his annual trip to Comic-Con by visiting the Marvel Cafeteria as the famous DC Comics Caped Crusader, with Andy Richter playing Robin.
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 11:21PM EDT
Samantha Bee offers "this very standard American soccer ball" to her fellow Emmy nominees
Check out Bee's special microphones-equipped soccer ball "gift" to Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 2:51AM EDT
Samantha Bee is grateful for Full Frontal's seven Emmy nominations in the aftermath of her C-word controversy
Hours after her TBS late-night show earned seven nominations, Bee told The Hollywood Reporter that the Ivanka Trump C-word controversy "affected me a lot. I've been thinking a lot about it," adding: "I think we handled it well, but it was a pretty steep learning curve." In another interview with Deadline, Bee added: “I think that’s the kind of world we’re living in now, and I won’t be surprised when it happens again when I strike a nerve and cause some reaction." Bee said she will be “better prepared for it emotionally” next time. “You can’t make the show from a place of fear and intimidation,” she said, adding: “I don’t think it means changing the job; it’s just something to have in the back of my mind at all times."
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Conan O'Brien announces Comic-Con programming for his "ConanCon" Instagram channel
Source: Team Coco
Conan has partnered with DirecTV Now for behind-the-scenes coverage that includes a nightly Comic-Con recap show.
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 5:52PM EDT
Russo Brothers are adapting comic book Quantum And Woody for TBS
The comic book series that first premiered in 1997 was inspired by the movie White Men Can't Jump. Quantum and Woody follows two estranged adaptive brothers who are accidentally imbued with superpowers.