5:00am PT by Rick Porter
'Full Frontal' Correspondent Lands Solo Show on TBS
Full Frontal correspondent Amy Hoggart is striking out on her own at TBS.
The WarnerMedia cable network has greenlit a semi-scripted series starring Hoggart and executive produced by Full Frontal host Samantha Bee. The untitled show will feature Hoggart, who's also writing, attacking issues that make people's lives harder.
Calling herself a wannabe psychologist, Hoggart "will go to ridiculous lengths to tackle issues such as monogamy and polyamory, friendship and shame — always aiming to make everyone feel just a little better.
"I'm so relieved to be finally getting my money’s worth after an expensive and so far useless psychology course,” said Hoggart. "I'll be exploring the topics we all have a hard time coping with, learn why we do the insane things we do, and unnecessarily demean myself for laughs. I'm beyond thrilled to continue my creative partnership with Sam and the wonderful team at TBS."
Added Bee, “Amy is an amazing talent that we’ve enjoyed watching blossom. Her irreverent style of storytelling combined with her hysterically smart onscreen presence will make for entertaining and insightful television."
Hoggart's show will join scripted series Miracle Workers and The Last O.G. and new comedy Chad, starring Nasim Pedrad, on TBS. Hoggart will continue her work on Full Frontal as well.
"Amy shines as a Full Frontal correspondent with her smart, funny and accessible point of view," said Thom Hinkle, executive vp original programming at TBS. "In this new series, she will depart from political commentary and tackle everyday issues with her unique brand of humor. Hopefully she will come up with a title before the show airs."
Leo Allen (Nathan for You) will be the showrunner and executive produce with Bee and Jax Media's Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch.
Rumors continue to circulate that TBS and TNT originals, which also include dramas Claws and Animal Kingdom, could launch on WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming platform before they air on the linear channels — or even take up exclusive residence on the streaming service.