TBS and Samantha Bee Celebrate Seven Emmy(R) Nominations for "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee"
The hit TBS series Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, television's #1 ad-supported late-night show, earned its first primetime Emmy(R) nomination for Outstanding Variety Talk Series this morning, less than 18 months after its launch. The series also earned its second consecutive nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. For Full Frontal's "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" special in support of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the show was honored with four nominations for Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event or Award Special. Additionally, SamanthaBee.com received a nod in the Outstanding In teractive Program category.
Here's what Samantha Bee and TBS executives had to say about today's nominations for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee:
Samantha Bee, star and executive producer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
"I'm so thankful the Television Academy recognized my whole staff and forever grateful to TBS for having the intestinal fortitude to let us do what we do on a weekly basis!"
Kevin Reilly, president of TBS & TNT, chief creative officer for Turner Entertainment
"In the toughest crowd to break into and break out from, Sam and her team catapulted out front of the cultural conversation upon arrival. A sweet payoff after a kick ass year!"
Thom Hinkle, senior vice president of original programming for TBS
"We're such fans of Full Frontal and are thrilled to see that others love it, too. Kudos to Sam, Jo, Miles and their exceptional team."
About Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Hosted by Samantha Bee, TBS's Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is television's #1 ad-supported late-night talk show with adults 18-34 and adults 18-49. The series has grown steadily since it first premiered and is currently up +56% among adults 18-49 in 2017 compared to 2016.
Bee took late night by storm with her bare-knuckled coverage of the 2016 Presidential election. Now the Full Frontal team is leading late-night's efforts to keep the new administration honest. Or make them honest. Or just laugh at their dishonesty.
In addition to covering Washington politics, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee shines a spotlight on stories beyond the beltway, from untested rape kits in Georgia to abortion laws in Texas to diaper bills in California, as well as national tragedies such as the mass shooting in Orlando. Full Frontal also travels around the world to cover international stories, with segments from Jordan, Germany, Russia, and Scotland.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. The series is executive-produced by Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Jo Miller, Miles Kahn and Tony Hernandez.
TBS, a division of Turner, is television's #1 comedy network and home to six of the most popular and critically acclaimed new comedy series on cable - Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, People of Earth, Search Party and Wrecked - as well as the animated hit American Dad! Upcoming comedies include The Guest Book, The Last O.G., Close Enough, The Cops, Tarantula and Final Space. TBS also presents late-night comedy in the form of CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and will soon launch a late-night block from Super Deluxe. TBS's slate of unscripted series includes the upcoming competition series Drop the Mic and The Joker's Wild. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, Bob's Burgers, The Big Bang Theory, New Girl and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner's eSports gaming league.
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