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TCA 2018: TBS Renews 'Full Frontal' for Two New Seasons

TBS will bring back its late night series Full Frontal With Samantha Bee for two more seasons, the network said Thursday.

The series, which premiered in 2016 and averages four million total viewers per episode across TBS’s linear VOD and digital platforms, will return on Feb. 7, said network officials.

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“No one does political comedy like Full Frontal; a two-season pickup is an obvious decision,” said Thom Hinkle, executive vice president of original programming for TBS, in a statement. “Sam and her team have been relentlessly incisive in their satire, and the awards recognition and their growing viewership reflect that. Along with new episodes, expect more specials and a lot more blazers.”

The network has also renewed freshman unscripted series Snoop Dogg PresentsThe Joker’s Wild and Drop The Mic for second seasons. The reboot of the classic game show The Joker’s Wild, as well as the musical face off series, will return this spring, network officials said.

Snoop Dogg PresentsThe Joker’s Wild and Drop The Mic averaged 2.5 million viewers across TBS’s linear VOD and digital platforms.

TBS also announced that it will premiere Tracy Morgan’s new series The Last O.G. on April 3. The series, executive produced by Morgan and Jordan Peele (Key and Peele) follows an ex-con shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint.

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