8 Reasons Why ‘Full Frontal With Samantha Bee’ Was Canceled: Low Ratings, Stale Politics and No Karaoke

The TBS show never ”really caught on,“ says a retired comedy writer

What led to TBS’ decision to pull the plug on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” after seven seasons? 

An unlucky mix of low ratings, the shifting political climate post-Trump, a shakeup in comedy after the Warner Bros’ merger with Discovery — and lingering fallout from her Ivanka Trump incident of 2018. 

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Sharon Knolle

Sharon Knolle is a TV Reporter at TheWrap. She has covered entertainment news for more than 20 years for outlets including Moviefone, IMDb, USA Today, Variety, Us Weekly, Paste and the Sundance Institute. She is also the founder of Moviepaws.com. She can be reached at sharon.knolle@thewrap.com or on Twitter at @sknolle