The late-night TBS show Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (The Detour) has been canceled by TBS after the show ran seven seasons long, according to The Washington Post. The show had been running on the comedy network since 2016.
The official Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Twitter account confirmed the news with a tweet on Monday.
After 7 seasons, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee will not be returning to TBS this fall. We’re so thankful for our loyal audience, our amazing team, and that we got to annoy the right people every week—that there wasn’t wrestling or baseball or a very special episode of Big Bang.
— Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (@FullFrontalSamB) July 25, 2022
The show’s cancellation came as a result of a new programming strategy at TBS, according to The Washington Post, who cited a TBS spokesperson.
“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 groundbreaking work,” the TBS spokesperson told The Washington Post.
An anonymous representative for Bee also released a statement on the cancellation.
“Bee made television history in the late night space, paving the way for female voices in what has traditionally been, and continues to be a male dominated landscape,” Bee’s representative said, per The Washington Post. “The show consistently broke barriers with Sam and her team boldly using political satire to entertain, inform and empower viewers, while embracing critically underrepresented stories, particularly about women.”
The cancellation of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee continues a trend of late-night shows ending or being cancelled. Last year, Conan O’Brien (The Lego Batman Movie) stepped away from his TBS late-night talk show, Conan. NBC cancelled Lilly Singh’s (Bad Moms) late-night show, A Little Late With Lilly Singh last year. James Corden (Cats) announced in April that he would be leaving The Late Late Show next year. Many shows at TBS, TNT, and The CW have been canceled as a result of the Warner Bros.-Discovery merger.