Day: January 11, 2018

TBS renews Full Frontal with Samantha Bee for two more seasons

The Emmy-winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee will return for two more seasons, TBS announced today.   “We were fortunate to start our show in an election year, and I’m so grateful TBS has picked us up for two more seasons which will see us through the 2018 midterms and bring us into the 2020 election season,” Bee said. “It’s promising to be a real $h!tshow and I am counting on our viewers to coax me out of my panic bunker and get us through it.” “No one does political comedy like Full Frontal; a two-season pickup is an obvious decision,”...

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Jay Leno still watches late-night TV in 2018, but insists he doesn’t miss it

Jay Leno, the two-time former host of The Tonight Show, insists he doesn’t miss the late-night TV game, even though he still watches all of the hosts occupying the space now in 2018. Leno talked to The Hollywood Reporter this week to promote the new season of his CNBC series, Jay Leno’s Garage, which focuses on Leno’s longtime obsession with cars. Here’s his take on late-night’s take on Trump: Late-night has always been pretty topical. The only trouble is now everyone has the same topic. (Laughs.) It’s all depressing Trump stuff. And they all do a great job. Seth...

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The Daily Show adds an African correspondent for overseas broadcasts

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will start feeling more local for African viewers tonight, as the Comedy Central series now has a South African correspondent to report on topical segments just for the African broadcasts of TDS. Loyiso Madinga, a stand-up comedian from South Africa, will file his first piece tonight the African National Congress Elective Conference. “As wild as Donald Trump is for America, many countries around the world have Trumps of their own and since The Daily Show is in many countries, we thought ‘why not give each country a chance to show off their stable geniuses?,’” Noah...

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