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TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee cancelled after seven seasons

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee aired more than 200 episodes before being axed

US late-night talkshow Full Frontal with Samantha Bee has been cancelled after seven seasons on cablenet TBS.

Bee, a Canadian-American comic, writer, producer and actor, broke the news via her Twitter account on Monday.

The show is the latest casualty of the fallout from the Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) merger.

“As we continue to shape our new programming strategy, we’ve made some difficult, business-based decisions,” said a TBS rep.

“We are proud to have been the home to Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and thank Sam and the rest of the Emmy-nominated team for their ground-breaking work. We celebrate this extraordinarily talented cast and crew and look forward to exploring new opportunities to work with them in the future.”

Numerous TBS shows have been cancelled or scrapped ahead of filming as a result of the WBD merger, which was finalised in early April.

Earlier this month, TBS confirmed it had scrapped plans for a second season of its half-hour Nasim Pedrad-led sitcom Chad, despite the fact that the second instalment has already been shot. The network said it is “proactively exploring” ways to bring the show’s sophomore season to a new network or platform.

The decision not to air season two of Chad comes amid a broader exit from the scripted business.

Previously, another scripted series, Kill the Orange-Faced Bear, was scrapped just weeks before production was scheduled to begin in Vancouver, while reality series The Big D was also nixed ahead of its premiere.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee debuted on TBS in 2016 and aired more than 200 episodes across its seven seasons.

The upheaval at TBS comes following the departure of several key execs including Brett Weitz, the former general manager of TNT, TBS and truTV who departed in May. Corie Henson, the former executive VP, head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT and truTV, departed the company the following month.

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