Last Week Tonight With John Oliver renewed until 2017!

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USA Today anounced:

John Oliver is returning to HBO for two more seasons, the cable network announced today.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver will have 35 shows each for Season 3, due in 2016, and Season 4 in 2017.

"We are incredibly proud to have John as part of the HBO family," HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said in a statement. "His unique ability to deliver socially significant commentary week after week, along with his innate comedic brilliance, puts John in a class by himself."

Commentary: This is terrific news.  I will admit, a small part of me was very concerned that John Oliver would be going back to The Daily Show with John Stewart announcing his retirement.  I lived John Oliver on The Daily Show, but Last Week Tonight has become one of the most important shows on TV.  It deals with real issues in a lengthy format, but still keeps it funny and easily accessible for the viewers.  Since it launched, Last Week Tonight has quickly become my favorite show on TV.  I even drafted my mom into checking out season 2.  She loved it so much, she plans on watching the entire first season. That's dedication!

I am glad to see HBO has a lot of faith in this show, and it's great that we're basically guaranteed another 100 episodes of Last Week Tonight.  I just hope they leave enough time between seasons for John Oliver to do more standup tours.   I got to see him in New Brunswick in December and it was one of the best comedy shows I've even been able to go to.  

Source: USA Today