Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing broader issues, the Oliver-hosted show earned a three-season pickup in 2017, which will keep it on the air through 2020. The only weekly news-oriented comedy series to air on Sunday night, Last Week is taped in New York a few hours before it debuts on HBO and features a mix of Oliver’s topical commentary and pre-taped pieces.
Last Week Tonight has received a total of 12 Primetime Emmys since its 2015 premiere, most recently nabbing four in 2018, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series for the third year in a row. The show also has been honored with Critics’ Choice, Peabody and Writers Guild awards.
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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver is produced for HBO by Avalon Television and Sixteen String Jack Productions; executive producers, John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday, James Taylor; director, Paul Pennolino.
Last Week Tonight season 6 premieres at 11 PM Sunday, February 17, exclusively on HBO. The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
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