When it comes to Samantha Bee’s upcoming TBS show Full Frontal, it looks like we can expect the format to take on more of a Last Week Tonight style rather than The Daily Show. Speaking to the press at TCA today, Bee revealed that Full Frontal won’t feature guests like a usual talk show but instead rely more on field pieces. “Full Frontal is going to have a petty heavy field element, because that’s work I was passionate about,” Bee said. “We’re expanding that world. We’re going to mix up the style of things and evolve the medium, but that’s the plan.” Here are some of the segments the show has in store, via THR:
Subjects being tackled include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ lack of preparation for the coming wave of women vets, the rise of Islamophobia and the orientation that Syrian refugees are being tasked with completing before arriving in the U.S. “I just went to Jordan, actually, and we shot a whole bunch of stuff there over Christmas,” said Bee. “I don’t want to give the whole thing. We learned that there’s a cultural orientation class before your resettlement. It’s about four days long. We took it, at least a part of it. We have some great footage.”
As for what the show will do instead of feature guest celebrities, Bee and her team are still figuring it out, but it sounds like there’s a high possibility it could take on a sketch comedy/improv tone in the vein of Conan:
As for that guest-free third act, Bee and Miller seem to be leaving their options open for now — though Bee said it could leave room for improv or anything with “whimsy.”
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee makes its TBS debut on February 8th.