One of the greatest contributions Full Frontal with Samantha Bee made to the 2016 presidential election was the titular host’s countless descriptions of Republican nominee Donald Trump. Now that his new salutation is “President-elect,” however, audiences can only hope for more of Bee’s humorous-though-therapeutic coverage of what turned out to be a depressing, dreamlike upset. Thanks to TBS, that’s exactly what they’re going to get as Full Frontal has been renewed for a second season beginning in 2017.
According to an official press release, the critically acclaimed program will return to television next year, though not at its typical 10:30 p.m. ET timeslot on Mondays. Instead, Full Frontal will keep the same time but move to Wednesdays. “I am only sorry that this renewal leaves me unavailable for a cabinet position in the new administration,” Bee said in a statement. “I will, however, be available to host the White House Correspondents Dinner, seeing as I already bought the dress.”
Anyone worried about the comedian who delivered one of the medium’s best summations of the Orlando nightclub shooting and related gun control issues shouldn’t be, according to TBS executive Thom Hinkle:
“Of course we’re picking up the show. 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. We’re so lucky to have Sam and her Emmy-nominated team, led by the brilliant Jo Miller, as part of the TBS family. Xoxoxoxo.”
To commemorate the renewal, the Full Frontal YouTube page posted a new “Real or Fake” video highlighting hate mail that demanded Bee return to Canada. Among the usual insults thrown her way, the native Canadian turned American citizen discovered — and decided to take back — “thunder c*nt”: