11:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Samantha Bee Inks First-Look Deal With TBS
Samantha Bee is extending her relationship with TBS.
The Full Frontal host has inked a first-look deal with the Turner-owned cable network. Bee has also launched a new production company, called Swimsuit Competition, and tapped Full Frontal producer Kristen Everman to serve as head of development. Everman started her career on Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and also worked on the feature Precious and TV series including Difficult People and Odd Mom Out.
The pact extends Bee's relationship with TBS, where in addition to Full Frontal, she also co-created the cabler's scripted comedy The Detour alongside her husband and star Jason Jones. TBS has Full Frontal under lockdown through 2020.
Under the deal, Bee will focus on narrative and documentary television projects, with a news release touting that the company will look for ideas from "people under the radar" or "whose work has been underestimated in the past."
"Fine, if none of you are gonna make TV I want to watch, I’ll make it myself,” Bee said.
The news comes as Full Frontal returns with new episodes on Wednesday on TBS.
Bee is repped by UTA, AGI Entertainment Media & Management and Hansen Jacobson. Everman is with CAA.