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.
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.