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John Oliver: HBO Announces 'Last Week Tonight' Deal Through 2017

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By    |   Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 08:19 PM

HBO has renewed John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” for two more seasons, ensuring the comedian won’t leave the network to replace Jon Stewart, who announced last week that he is leaving "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central.

Oliver's "unique ability to deliver socially significant commentary week after week, along with his innate comedic brilliance, puts John in a class by himself," said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming.

“Last Week Tonight” is in its second season.

A recent poll placed Oliver as the top pick to replace Stewart, who will leave “The Daily Show” later this year. According to Progressive Change Campaign Committee, 44 percent of those surveyed said Oliver should take over “The Daily Show.”

Oliver filled in for Stewart in 2013. He recently has gotten attention for taking on the tobacco industry, introducing Jeff the diseased lung as a new mascot for tobacco companies on his show and sparking a #JeffWeCan hastag on Twitter.

Twitter users cheered HBO’s decision to renew Oliver’s show.









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HBO has renewed John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" for two more seasons, ensuring the comedian won't leave the network to replace Jon Stewart, who announced last week that he is leaving "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central.
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