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John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ Rips Off CNN’s Slogan in First Promo (Video)

The voiceover is writing checks that the new HBO show’s schedule can’t cash

John Oliver, “The Most Relied Upon Name in News,” released a flashy promo filled with empty promises on Friday for his upcoming HBO show, “Last Week Tonight.”

“We live in turbulent times — you need a show that moves at the speed of news,” says the clip’s opening voiceover. “A show whose schedule reflects our fast-paced world.”

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“A show that airs once a week, on Sunday nights at 11,” the former “Daily Show” correspondent and fill-in summer host clarifies.

The bickering over the immediacy of the once-weekly pay-tv comedy news program’s schedule continued between the V.O. and the host. Eventually, they move on to debate his slogan; the voiceover artist pretty much just wants to steal CNN’s tagline for the new HBO property.

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“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” will break news on a weekly basis beginning April 27.

According to a recent Q Scores study performed for TheWrap, Oliver ranks as the second most-liked late night TV host among adults.

Watch the promo: