The Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee is leaving her cozy fake news confines for the broader comedy of broadcast TV. Bee and her husband, fellow Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, have signed a deal with CBS for an as-yet-untitled sitcom.
The couple would both star in and script the series. According to Variety, the show would be a comic behind-the-scenes look at a celebrity chef (played by Jason) and the two women (one played by Samantha) who run his cooking empire. No word yet on who would play the other woman in his life.
A cooking comedy? Slice me off a piece of that. Of course, past attempt at kitchen humor have turned out undercooked. Yes, Kitchen Confidential, I’m talking to you. Heck, I’m probably the only one who even remembers that show even existed.
The Daily Show has launched the careers of several of its former correspondents, including Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and Mo Rocca. No, Rob Corddry, sit down — The Winner was no winner, not even close.
As excited as I am for Samantha and Jason, I’ll be sad to see them exit Jon Stewart’s fiefdom. Samantha and her spot-on sarcasm and welcome female perspective in particular will be sorely missed. Though, I for one, know I’ll be eternally grateful to her for introducing me to the sport of NILF hunting.
War is, hellooo, ladies. Oh, Samantha, I know I’ll miss you most of all.