Samantha Bee signed off as a correspondent on The Daily Show two weeks ago, and now here’s the first teaser for her upcoming TBS show. The 40-second spot shows her with champagne in hand, looking at a gallery wall of photos of late-night hosts — all male, natch — and wondering what’s missing. After an encounter with a server that we’re sure you’d rather see than read about, she reminds viewers that she’s “female as BLEEP!” It doesn’t take a seasoned lip reader to decipher the expletive.
TBS announced in March that Bee would be hosting a program on the cable comedy net. That news came a week after it picked up to series a pilot she created with her husband, Jason Jones, in which he’ll star. At the time, Comedy Central said Bee would be “remaining with” The Daily Show. Not the case, obviously, and here we are. In announcing Bee’s solo show, TBS said it was being planned as a platform “to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues.” In addition to hosting, Bee will serve as executive producer on the show, along with Jones. TBS is producing. No premiere date has been set.
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