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'Full Frontal' cancelation leaves dozens from Norwalk production without work

The layoffs affect 63 union and non-union workers.
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FILE - Comedian Samantha Bee arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on April 24, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

NORWALK, Conn. — The cancelation of cable TV show "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" will result in dozens of layoffs in Norwalk, where the show was produced.

The award-winning TBS show ran for seven seasons before being canceled over the summer, a letter from the Connecticut Department of Labor and Norwalk Mayor's office stated.

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Some workers were already separated from the company on Aug. 22, and some will remain employed until Sept. 30 to wrap up the show.

The layoffs affect 63 union and non-union workers, according to the DOL. Workers were given less than 60 days' notice, but as much notice as practicable, the letter noted.

Under the federal WARN Act, the state was required to notify workers of the layoffs in advance.

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TBS was part of WarnerMedia, which merged with Discovery Inc. last April to become the new Warner Bros. Discovery company.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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