HBO Renews ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ For 3 More Seasons
Good news for fans of political satire. HBO has renewed ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ for 3 more seasons, taking it up to 2023, the US broadcaster has announced.
“We’re all extremely happy to be able to continue to do our show on HBO for another three years, or until the end of the world, whichever comes first,” commented Oliver.
The renewal should come as a huge surprise, given the critical acclaim and armfuls of awards the series has picked up over the years. The series has received a staggering 16 Emmys since its premiere in 2014. Season six of the series received four Emmys, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series for the fourth year in a row, as well as Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series. The series has been nominated for 9 Emmys this year.
“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 humour,” adds Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer for HBO and HBO Max. “We are beyond thrilled to continue this relationship for three more years.”
The series, which is currently on hiatus until September 27 on HBO/HBO Max in the US (Mon, 28th Sept on Sky Comedy in the UK), presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as shining a light on issues big and small. When the series returns for the rest of Season 7 later this month, it will be covering the upcoming pivotal 2020 Presidential Election.
‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ is produced for HBO by Avalon and Sixteen String Jack Productions; executive produced by John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday and James Taylor; director, Paul Pennolino.
‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ Season 7 returns Monday, 28th September 2020 at 10pm on Sky Comedy (September 27 on HBO/HBO Max in the US).
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