HBO has renewed “Last Week Tonight With
The newly ordered runs will be for Seasons 3 and 4 of the Sunday night comedy program. Each season will consist of 35 episodes.
Season 3 will run next year, with Season 4 coming in 2017.
“We are incredibly proud to have John as part of the HBO family,” said HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo. “His unique ability to deliver socially significant commentary week after week, along with his innate comedic brilliance, puts John in a class by himself.”
“Last Week Tonight” is produced for HBO by Avalon Television. Executive producers are Oliver, Tim Carvell, Jon Thoday and James Taylor. Liz Stanton is co-executive producer; Diane Fitzgerald is producer. Jim Hoskinson directs the show.
Oliver’s Comedy Central mentor Jon Stewart said last week that he was leaving “The Daily Show,” which he’s hosted since 1999. Last Summer, Oliver gamely filled in for his boss while Stewart was away directing his feature film debut, “Rosewater.”