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Samantha Bee Exits The Daily Show to Host TBS Series (THR / The Live Feed)
Samantha Bee is expanding her relationship with TBS. Days after the Turner-owned network picked up the scripted family vacation comedy series she exec produces with husband Jason Jones, the Daily Show correspondent has landed her own series at TBS. Deadline The new show, which is in the early stages of development, is being planned as a platform for Bee “to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues,” TBS said, but did not specific if it would air in primetime or, more likely, in late-night. In addition to hosting, Bee will serve as executive producer on the show, along with Jones; it would be produced by TBS. Variety Bee is expected to continue to appear on The Daily Show through the start of production on the TBS vacation series, and then contribute occasional pieces as her new program goes through development. Should the new series launch on air, she would presumably leave the Comedy Central program entirely. Mashable Following Jon Stewart’s announcement of his Daily Show departure back in February, Bee was considered a frontrunner for the big chair. Capital New York Stewart will leave the program later this year. With Bee and Jones out of the picture, the number of in-house candidates has dwindled. John Oliver, considered a favorite for the job after filling in for Stewart in 2013, left to host his own topical show on HBO, Last Week Tonight. HBO, as it happens, is a sister network to TBS.

NYT Shuffles Media Desk (FishbowlNY)
The New York Times has made several changes to its media desk in the wake of buyouts and David Carr’s death. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Bill Brink has been promoted to media editor. Brink, who has served as deputy media editor since 2011, will now oversee all media coverage. He will report to Dean Murphy, the business editor, and the former media editor Peter Lattman, who was promoted to deputy business editor in October. Connor Ennis, the Business Day weekend editor, will become his deputy. HuffPost Styles reporter John Koblin heads to the television beat, assuming a key industry perch recently vacated by veteran writer Bill Carter, who took a buyout. Koblin, who joined the Times in 2013, had previously covered media for Deadspin, WWD and The New York Observer. Capital New York Filling the hole created by longtime advertising columnist Stuart Elliott, who took a buyout, is Sydney Ember, an up-and-comer within the Times’ DealBook section who now “will help us make sense of the profound and complex changes in the advertising business, from the rise of ad tech to the dramatic shift of marketers’ ad dollars to mobile and social,” according to a Thursday staff memo from Murphy and Lattman.

Kathleen Matthews Likely to Run for Chris Van Hollen’s Seat (Politico)
Kathleen Matthews, Marriott International’s executive vice president and chief global communications and public affairs officer, and wife of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, is planning to run for the seat of Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). TVNewser Chris isn’t the only Matthews with a TV news background, as Kathleen spent 25 years as a local news anchor at ABC’s Washington, D.C. affiliate WJLA. She “retired” from news in 2006 to join Marriott. TVSpy Van Hollen is looking to replace retiring senator Barbara Mikulski in 2016. Politico, which is owned by Robert Allbritton of the Allbritton family, which once owned WJLA, says Matthews has been interviewing political consultants.