Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Season 5: Premiere Date, Cast, News

‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ is a late-night talk television series that TBS airs in America every Wednesday. The talk show, which is hosted by comedian and former ‘The Daily Show’ correspondent Samantha Bee, saw Season 1 air on February 8, 2016. The 39-episode season lasted an entire year, with the finale being aired on February 8, 2017.

Created by Samantha Bee, and directed by Paul Pennolino and Andre Allen, ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ returned just days later with the 33-episode Season 2, which ran ran from February 15, 2017 to January 30, 2018. In the same month, TBS renewed the show for a third and fourth season, with Season 3 running from February 7, 2018 to January 30, 2019. Subsequently, on February 6, 2019, TBS began airing Season 4 of the show, which is expected to run till January 2020, as per the precedents set by the earlier seasons.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Cast: Who is in it?

The series is hosted and written by Samantha Bee who is the main cast of the show and the first woman to host a late-night satire TV series. A person who boasts many talents, Samantha Bee is a Canadian-American comedian, writer, producer, actress and political commentator.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Plot: What is it about?

Unlike any other late-night show or series, ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ is not a typical talk show. Every episode brings with it a parade of celebrity guests.

Samantha Bee’s manner of reflecting on political and cultural issues, her sharp interviewing skills, and her conversations with world leaders are some of the main reasons for the success of the show, which enjoys critical acclaim. However, Bee’s political satire and addressal of many pressing issues has understandably not been well received by audiences across the political spectrum. The show has been embroiled in other controversies too.

For instance, one episode of the show had commented that OUTSET magazine writer Kyle Coddington had “Nazi hair”. However, it was later found that Coddington had cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy. While the showmakers immediately apologized and contributed to his medical expenses, Coddington refused to accept the apology.

In another episode, Bee courted controversy by criticizing the Trump administration’s stringent immigration policy, and calling Ivanka Trump a hypocrite. The ensuing backlash resulted in the show losing two of its advertising partners, and even White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders demanded that Bee and TBS take action. Subsequently, both Bee and TBS apologized for the controversial episode.

Yet, these controversies did not stop critics from praising the show. Season 1 is “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, and enjoys a perfect score of 100%. The subsequent seasons have not been rated by the site. Among audiences, however, the story is different. The show is rated an average 5.9/10 on IMDb, but one can deduce that this very average rating is a result of the controversial comments which are often made in the show.

That said, ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ has been nominated for several awards, and has even gone on to bag a few. In 2016, the show was given honors at the 32nd Television Critics Association Awards, the 2016 Gold Derby Awards, and the Dorian Awards. Its award-winning spree continued into 2017, when it won an award each at the Gracie Awards, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, and the Dorian Awards. In 2018, it won the TV Current Affairs Show of the Year at the Dorian Awards again.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Season 5 Release Date: When will it premiere?

Season 4 of ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ began airing on TBS on February 6, 2019, and the season is not expected to see its conclusion before the end of January 2020.

Now, the question is, will there be a fifth season? Well, we can only guess till TBS drops a hint about the same. Owing to the fact that ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ is a talk show focused on political comedy and current affairs, we think it is unlikely that TBS will pull the plug on it, especially considering that next year, the US will be witnessing the 2020 Presidential Elections. Further, if the awards won by the show are anything to go by, it would appear that ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ is creating the splash that any network would want. By courting controversy every now and then with its political commentary, the show is bound to be in the spotlight, and that means publicity for TBS.

Given these facts, we think it is highly likely that Samantha Bee will be making a return around February 2020 with Season 5 of the show. We will be keeping an eye out for news pertaining to Season 5, and will update this section with the relevant information when it emerges. So, if you like political satire and sharp commentary on current affairs, do check this section from time to time to know when Samantha Bee will be back again.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Season 4 Trailer:

While we await news about Season 5, here’s a glimpse into the first episode of Season 4, which provides commentary on US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

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