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HBO renews Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for three seasons, through 2020

Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is up for another Emmy Award this Sunday for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, and whether it wins or loses, Oliver will get to dig in deep into issues with comedy and sincerity for at least another three seasons.

HBO announced a renewal of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver through 2020.

The show will broadcast 30 new episodes on Sundays each year.

“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 HBO Programming President Casey 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.”

Last Week Tonight is currently in its fourth season. The show won three Emmys last year, and is nominated in eight categories this year.

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