Late-night TV is undergoing a bit of a shake-up at the moment, with a variety of networks scrapping their late-night programs, some of which have been long-running mainstays.
The latest to get the ax is TBS's Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, a critical darling beloved by fans that featured the former Daily Show correspondent giving her acerbic and no-holds-barred takes on politics beginning with the 2016 election.
But despite how beloved the show is--including a boatload of Emmy nominations every year it has aired and a win in 2017--TBS has chosen to kill it anyway, citing "business-based decisions" as the network aims to focus on more sports programming.
And Bee, isn't having it. After the news dropped, she took to Twitter to drag TBS as only she can with a perfectly subtle bit of shade thrown in the network's direction.
"After 7 seasons, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee will not be returning to TBS this fall."
"We’re so thankful for our loyal audience, our amazing team, and that we got to annoy the right people every week—that there wasn't wrestling or baseball or a very special episode of Big Bang."
Bee's tweet is likely a reference to the network's habit of pre-empting her show for sporting events and its near-constant reruns of the ultra-popular but critically reviled sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
Bee's show is but one casualty of the network's since the merger of its parent company Warner Media with Discovery to form Warner Bros. Discovery. The new company has canceled nearly all the network's scripted shows as well as late-night icon Conan O'Brien's long-running show on the network.
In announcing Full Frontal's cancellation TBS hailed the show, which was the first woman-led late-night satire show ever, as "groundbreaking." Their statement read:
“We are proud to have been the home to ‘Full Frontal With Samantha Bee’ and thank Sam, and the rest of the Emmy-nominated team for their groundbreaking work."
"We celebrate this extraordinarily talented cast and crew and look forward to exploring new opportunities to work with them in the future.”
It doesn't sound like the feeling is exactly mutual.
On Twitter, many loved Bee's shady response.
But most were just deeply sad the show will be no more, and applauded Bee for a job well done.
Of course, there were also no shortage of Trump-obsessed right-wing trolls celebrating the cancellation of Bee's show. So she followed up to her tweet with a reply that seemed aimed directly at them and the former President they are so obsessed with.
A smack-talker to the very last. God bless her!