The nominations are in for the 2017 Emmy Awards and there’s just as much to celebrate as there is to be disappointed about. The 2016-2017 TV season was a huge year for the small screen, reaching the peak-iest of peak TV. It was full of more new series than you could keep track of, diverse casts, and many groundbreaking episodes in both the comedy and drama departments. A brief scan of the major categories may leave you feeling a little bummed over the nominations, with many of the usual suspecting making the cut yet again – can the Emmys even exist without Modern Family or Julia Louis-Dreyfus nods at this point? And critical and fan favorites like The Leftovers, Girls, and Legion were nowhere to be seen in the top categories.
The Daily Show has gone on long enough that you’d have a hard time picking any one dream cast to reunite. Nevertheless, Stephen Colbert may have found it, setting joint Late Show appearances for Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Samantha Bee and more.
Whatever your political leanings, we’ve all wondered at one point whether reality was starting to split in different directions. Full Frontal’s Samantha Bee has gone to that post-election well once before, and now goes full-on Man in the High Castle for her Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner vision of Hillary’s America.
It didn’t take long after the election for TBS to double down on Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal for Season 2, and now they’re doing one better. The White House Correspondent’s Dinner is going to be an unusual one this year, so Bee is throwing one of her own. Guess who isn’t invited!
Peak TV grows ever-more crowded in 2016, with hundreds of series competing from Westeros to Westworld, the streets of Harlem, underwater factories and everywhere in between. Join ScreenCrush TV critic Kevin Fitzpatrick to cut through all the clutter, and rank the very Best TV Shows of 2016!
Now that Jon Stewart is off in the wilderness of HBO, perhaps no late-night voices kept us so sane through 2016 as Samantha Bee and John Oliver. We already knew the latter would be back, but now TBS confirms Full Frontal With Samantha Bee will return for Season 2 in 2017, and on a new night at that.
The coming weeks will see a great deal of digital ink devoted to the discarded material and pivots that late-night hosts faced in the wake of Tuesday’s election, and perhaps none would have been so biting as Full Frontal’s Samantha Bee. Now, Bee shows us “A Beautiful, Faraway Dream,” returning Jon Stewart and news anchors from all over to celebrate what might have been.
We still don’t have the clearest picture of what ex-Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s HBO future looks like, though that hasn’t stopped Stewart from making headlines with his rescue work. Now, at long last, Stewart returned to late-night to reunite with Samantha Bee for her own Full Frontal TBS series and a little horsin’-around.
More and more, weekly late-night talk shows of Daily Show alum have commanded the spotlight from their nightly counterparts, and Samantha Bee will continue building her new empire all year. Following breakout success, TBS’ Full Frontal With Samantha Bee has officially confirmed an extended order to take us through at least 2016.