8:14am PT by Marisa Guthrie
Samantha Bee's Late Night TBS Show to Premiere in January
Former Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee enters the late night competition in January with her TBS program Full Frontal.
The announcement came via a ribald promo which stresses the gender differentiation between Bee and TV's late night comedy landscape. Noting that she is "a woman entering a male-dominated field," Bee describes her show as a "sharp, topical late night comedy show" and promises a "nuanced perspective on world events" and interviews with "newsmakers from across the ideological spectrum" — a description that echoes her former home on Comedy Central.
It is the second promo for Bee's show; the first was released last May. (TBS has yet to announced a premiere date or time slot.) And it comes as Stephen Colbert is about to make his debut on CBS' Late Show on Sept. 8, and Trevor Noah prepares to take over for Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, Sept. 28.