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HBO Renews Last Week Tonight with John Oliver For Three Seasons

September 12, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

HBO has committed to keeping Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on the air until 2020, handing down a three-season renewal to the show. HBO Programming president Casey Bloys announced the news on Tuesday.

“We are thrilled to have John Oliver as an integral part of the HBO family and to continue to share his comedic brilliance with the world,” said Bloys. “His extraordinary genius for rich and intelligent commentary is second to none.”

Oliver added, “First: I firmly disagree with everything Casey just said. Second: We’re very grateful to Richard Plepler, Casey and everyone at HBO for letting us continue to do whatever it is we actually do. And finally: We’d also like to thank our staff for all their hard work. We’re incredibly proud of all of you, and rather than tell you that to your face, we’d like to do it in the cold, dispassionate form of a press release.”

The show has been a hit for HBO since premiering in April of 2014 and has been nominated for eight Primetime Emmys this year. It is in the middle of its fourth season and airs Sundays at 11 PM ET/PT.