The HBO original late-night talk show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, has been renewed for three seasons going through 2023, according to an HBO Press Release. The talk show premiered in the spring of 2014 and has run for a total of seven seasons with 202 half-hour episodes comprising this long-running satirical news show. The talk show was created by The Daily Show alum John Oliver (Community) who utilized his experience as a correspondent for Jon Stewart () to formulate and host this program.
Instead of The Daily Show releasing new episodes each day of the week, Last Week Tonight schedules new episodes once a week on Sunday. Each episode features Oliver at his desk as he explores a popular news story in its entirety for a half hour. The HBO original series has captured sixteen Primetime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series to Outstanding Variety Talk Series. Currently, in its seventh season, Oliver transitioned from a live studio for production to an at-home presentation in order to follow COVID-19 protocols.
Chief Content Officer for HBO, Casey Bloys, commented on the renewal of the talk series. “For the past seven years, John and his incredibly talented team have taken on topics that are both in the public mind and off the beaten path, always managing to shed new light on these subjects with intelligence and searing humor,” said Bloys.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver resumes its season on September 27 at 11 PM ET on HBO. Television fans can catch up on past episodes on HBO Max.