The late-night show earns three more seasons.
September 12, 2017
HBO announced today that Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has been renewed through 2020, giving the satirical late-night talker a three-season pickup. 30 episodes have been ordered for each of the upcoming seasons.
On the air since 2014, the series has become a Sunday night staple on the cable network. Over the years it has developed a devoted fanbase while earning its share of critical acclaim, with multiple Emmy Award wins in numerous categories including Outstanding Variety Talk Series.
Last Week Tonight is hosted by comedic personality John Oliver, who uses the Sunday-night forum to review the week's news, politics and current events. Oliver offers his unique perspective and distinct voice on social and existential issues facing America and the rest of the world.
10/09/17 at 04:19pm
Yes, he has shows that talk about Trump. But his shows are about problems. And Trump's Administration happen to be involved with those problems. But his shows are informative and factual and I'm glad to see 90+ more episodes of it.
09/15/17 at 11:36am
Legitimate news can't avoid talking about how poorly Trump is doing. It's ACTUAL news. So, yes a lot may be about Trump, but he's causing issues... However, Oliver has also recently done stories on Nuclear Waste, Vaccines, North Korea, The French Election, Dialysis, Coal, .. all this season so it's not ALL about Trump. It's really hard to miss the 800lb gorilla shit-tweeting though.
09/15/17 at 01:18am
I used to like his show when he would talk about odd-ball things that I wouldnt immediately give a second thought (teaching / churchs / lead,) but during/after the election it seemed all get had to talk about was trump bashing... Used to think of him as a reasonably-baised (which he openly admits) journalist looking to entertain, but now i cant watch him without seeing a polictial vehicle for the democratic party... Wish him the best, but it will be without my viewership...
09/14/17 at 11:49am
This is like watching a male version of Britney Spears should be cancelled
09/13/17 at 02:53pm
Love me some Oliver.. yes he's biased, but he's aware he's biased unlike some. And really, his show isn't so much about opinion as it is cold, hard, facts about an issue. So, even if something is presented with a left leaning bias, facts can't and don't lie and are never biased. Truth be told, I think this is more of a "centrist" show than a "leftist" show. It's just anything not bat-shit over-the-top crazy right wing.. doesn't seem "right-wing' any longer.
Fred de Vries
09/13/17 at 02:41pm
Again good news! It's not just him and his delivery, I also like the production value of the show.
09/13/17 at 10:19am
It is not possible to get unbiased commentary. If it is commentary it is someone's opinion. If it is someone's opinion it is biased. Unbiased commentary is reporting facts.
My problem is when he "argues against the oil spill," (which is arguing for a point that everyone agrees on.) Nobody is on the side of "the oil spill." Don't waste time screaming at us that it is bad. I can't watch him yell for 10 minutes when you get the point after 1.
09/13/17 at 10:11am
Biased? Yes, but always accurate. He backs his opinions with facts. This causes many people to become upset, since the truth often conflicts with political beliefs.
09/13/17 at 01:39am
I like his commentary when its not so completely biased to the left. I know its near impossible to get true unbiased political commentary but its just so obvious.