HBO Renews ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ for 2 More Seasons

All of that “Daily Show With Jon Stewart” replacement chatter can stop now

Last Updated: February 17, 2015 @ 3:23 PM

HBO has renewed “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” for an additional two seasons — so the rumor mill can officially scratch one name off of “Daily Show With Jon Stewart” replacement list.

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.

“Last Week Tonight” airs Sundays at 11 p.m. The show recently received a Writers Guild Award for Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) – Series.

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.”