“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” has received an additional 26-episode order at TBS, meaning the show will stay on the air through the rest of 2016, TBS announced Monday.
“Stay crazy America, I’ll be here all year!” Bee said in response to her additional episodes order.
On the ratings front, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” is reaching an average of 3.7 million viewers per episode across TBS’s linear, digital and mobile platforms.
That includes live-plus-seven television deliveries of a million adults 18-49 and 2.1 million total viewers. Online, clips from the show have already generated 29 million views.
“Sam has positioned herself as an essential voice in late night, and it’s pretty clear she’s struck a nerve and filled a void,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS.
Bee rose to fame as a correspondent on “The Daily Show” under Jon Stewart. She worked on the show for 12 years, but left just before Stewart’s departure. She and her husband and fellow “Daily Show” alum Jason Jones found a new home at TBS, with Bee creating “Full Frontal” and Jones creating the new family comedy “The Detour.”
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” is executive-produced by Bee, Jones, Jo Miller, Miles Kahn and Tony Hernandez. Entertainment One (eOne) handles the worldwide rights for the series outside of the U.S. and Canada.