Tag Archives: TBS

Samantha Bee and Ivanka Trump Find Common Ground over Parental Leave Law

Comedian Samantha Bee infamously called Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt” in a 2018 episode for her TBS talk show. But the pair appears to have found common ground this week with Bee praising the White House advisor’s effort to get federal paid family leave legislation into law.

TBS/TNT/TruTV’s Brett Weitz on Defining Networks’ Brands After ‘Snowpiercer’ Dislocation

After bouncing its gritty drama “Snowpiercer” from TNT to TBS and back to TNT again, the networks formerly known as Turner experienced a bit of a brand identity crisis last year. But as its execs prepare to launch the streaming service HBO Max, they’re also re-establishing unique brand markers for basic cable flagships TNT, TBS […]

‘American Dad’ Renewed for Two More Seasons at TBS

“American Dad!” is sticking around for at least two more years. TBS has renewed the adult animated comedy for two more seasons. The series will hit the rare 300 episode mark in 2020, becoming one of the few scripted television shows to reach that milestone. The series was created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and […]

‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ Renewed for Season 5 at TBS

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” has been renewed for a fifth season at TBS. In addition, the cabler has renewed its first-look deal with Bee’s production company, Swimsuit Competition. Under the first-look deal, Bee and her company recently began production on an untitled spin-off project from “Full Frontal” correspondent Amy Hoggart. “I’m beyond grateful for […]

TBS and TNT Unscripted Head Michael Bloom Exits, Sets Production Deal

Michael Bloom, senior vice president of unscripted and specials for TBS and TNT, is departing the networks. In doing so, Bloom will launch his own production company, Bongo Pictures. Bloom and Bongo will have a first-look deal with WarnerMedia Entertainment. “Michael is one of the true industry pros in the non-fiction space and has been […]

‘Search Party’ Moves to HBO Max for Season 3, Scores Season 4 Renewal

Fans of “Search Party” will soon be searching for the show on HBO Max. In another example of a series being shuttled off a linear cable channel, the TBS comedy series is moving over to WarnerMedia’s nascent streaming service for its upcoming third season. In addition, the show has been renewed for a fourth season […]

TBS Gives Straight-to-Series Order to Dramedy From ‘Cobra Kai’ Team

TBS is adding another one-hour series to its slate. The cabler has handed out a straight-to-series order to the dramedy “Obliterated,” which hails from the creators of the YouTube Premium series “Cobra Kai” — Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald. The series is focused on an elite special forces team who is tracking a […]

‘Last OG’ Taps Keenen Ivory Wayans as Showrunner on Season 3

Keenen Ivory Wayans has joined the TBS comedy series “The Last O.G.” as executive producer and showrunner on Season 3. The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Wednesday. Wayans takes over from Season 2 showrunner Saladin K. Patterson. Patterson himself took over from Season 1 showrunner and series co-creator […]

Samantha Bee Isn’t Thrilled to Be the Last Woman Standing in Late Night

Samantha Bee is now the only female host in late night, and that’s a stat she’s not happy about. “It’s a bit unsettling,” Bee recently told Variety. “It’s been a bad year to be a woman in this space. It’s not really a badge that I want to wear.” Shows that have been canceled over […]

WarnerMedia Blurs the Line Between TNT and TBS as It Preps for Its Streaming Future

The evolution of the former Turner networks continues, as WarnerMedia is making less of a distinction now between entertainment channels TNT, TBS and TruTV. Moving forward, the conglomerate’s execs say they’ll be less rigid in defining what type of show airs on which network — with a few differences. Most notably, TBS, which had been […]

‘Angie Tribeca’ to End After Four Seasons on TBS

“Angie Tribeca” is coming to an end after four seasons, Variety has learned. The show, which was created by Steve and Nancy Carrell, starred Rashida Jones as the titular LAPD detective. The series launched as part of TBS’ push to become a home for an edgier brand of cable comedy, along with shows like “Search Party.” […]

‘Wrecked’ Canceled After Three Seasons on TBS

TBS has pulled the plug on “Wrecked” after three seasons, Variety has confirmed. The show starred Asif Ali, Zach Cregger, Rhys Darby, Brooke Dillman, Will Greenberg, Jessica Lowe, Ally Maki and Brian Sacca, and was executive-produced by Justin Shipley, Jordan Shipley and Jesse Hara. Season 3 of the single-camera comedy, which follows a diverse group of […]

Autotrader Pulls Ads from TBS’s ‘Full Frontal’ After Samantha Bee’s ‘Feckless C**t’ Remark

Online car selling and trading giant Autotrader announced on Thursday that it has suspended it’s advertising sponsorship on TBS’s late-night show Full Frontal after host Samantha Bee called White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t.”