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TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Celebrates Seven Emmy® Nominations

TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Celebrates Seven Emmy® Nominations

July 12, 2018 – TBS’ Emmy® Award-winning late-night series Full Frontal with Samantha Bee earned seven nominations this morning, including nods for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series, and Outstanding Interactive Program. For the show’s The Great American* Puerto Rico (*It’s Complicated) special, Full Frontal took home nominations in the Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special, and Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming categories. Full Frontal is ad-supported cable’s #1 late night show. The show’s The Great American* Puerto Rico special reached nearly 8 million viewers across linear, VOD and digital, and ranked as a top five cable program on social.
 
Here are reactions to today’s nominations:
 
Samantha Bee, star and executive producer of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
 "It’s been an interesting year for the show to say the least and none of it would have been possible without each person on my staff and each suit at TBS (it’s ok to say that--they’re very nice suits!). TBS bravely put a woman over 45 on TV and in turn I only got yelled at by the president once. We have some seriously special people on our staff and hearing them go crazy in the office right now is just the medicine this world needs."
 
Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS
“Sam and the Full Frontal team have developed an incomparable style of comedy activism that fearlessly speaks truth to power with invigorating wit. Thank you to the Academy for recognizing this essential work.”
 
Full Frontal shines a spotlight on stories inside the beltway and beyond, from the separation of immigrant families to sexual harassment in the media, and from gun control to disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico. In addition to Puerto Rico, the show has traveled internationally to Haiti, Jordan, Germany, Russia, Scotland, Mexico, and Iraq. Full Frontal is executive-produced by Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Tony Hernandez, Miles Kahn, Alison Camillo, and Pat King.
 
About TBS
TBS, a division of Turner, is one of basic cable's top entertainment networks with young adults, and home to the most popular and critically acclaimed comedies on cable — Angie TribecaCONANThe DetourFull Frontal with Samantha BeeThe Guest Book , The Last O.G.Search Partyand Wrecked — as well as animated series American Dad!Final Space and Tarantula. TBS' slate of unscripted series includes competition show Drop the Mic and Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild. Upcoming comedies include Miracle Workers and Close Enough. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Brooklyn Nine-NineFamily GuyThe Cleveland ShowBob's BurgersThe Big Bang TheoryNew Girl and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner's eSports gaming competition.

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