Ryan Thomason

HBO Renews Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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Well, the one person who nearly every dedicated fan of The Daily Show wanted to replace the retiring Jon Stewart is now locked into for two more years with HBO with the renewal for a third and fourth season. You have to think that HBO saw Comedy Central snooping around John Oliver when the news of Stewart retiring from The Daily Show broke. It was Oliver’s amazing job of taking over for a couple of months last summer hosting The Daily Show while Stewart was filming his directorial debut, Rosewater. As sad as we can be that Oliver definitely NOT be taking over for Jon Stewart, we can take solace in known that Last Week Tonight is knocking it out the park. Oliver deserves a tremendous amount of credit for delivering in a huge way for HBO.

From the PR Inbox:

HBO has renewed LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER for its third and fourth seasons, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Consisting of 35 shows apiece, season three will run on HBO in 2016, to be followed by season four in 2017.

“We are incredibly proud to have John as part of the HBO family,” said Lombardo. “His unique ability to deliver socially significant commentary week after week, along with his innate comedic brilliance, puts John in a class by himself.”

Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing broader issues, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER returned for its 35-episode second season Feb. 8, debuting new shows Sunday night (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Now, check out this clip to get an idea of just how great Last Week Tonight is, and if you don’t have HBO, they put nearly everything from the episodes on Youtube. Or, find a friend that will let you borrow their HBO Go account.

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