NEW YORK (AP) — The exodus continues at “The Daily Show,” with TBS announcing Thursday that it is giving longtime correspondent Samantha Bee her own topical comedy show.
TBS had only recently announced it was picking up a scripted comedy series created by Bee and her husband Jason Jones, also from “The Daily Show.” TBS said the unnamed show would allow Bee to “apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues.” She will be host and executive producer. No start date was given.
Bee’s departure crosses one more name off the list of potential successors to Jon Stewart, who is leaving as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” later this year.
Other alumni members of the show, John Oliver and Larry Wilmore, have launched their own shows.