The popular TV show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, watched on M-Net in South Africa and on DSTV across the whole Africa has been renewed for 3 seasons further, until 2020.
The late night weekly talk show by HBO won the Creative Arts Emmys in the categories for outstanding interactive programme and outstanding picture editing for variety programming. Hence, HBO decided on the big multi-season renewal for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Each of the further three seasons will have 30 episodes. “We are thrilled to have John Oliver as an integral part of the HBO family and to continue to share his comedic brilliance with the world,” says Casey Bloys, HBO programming president in a statement.
John Oliver said in a statement, “First, I firmly disagree with everything Casey just said. Second, We’re very grateful to Richard Plepler, Casey and everyone at HBO for letting us continue to do whatever it is we actually do. And finally, we’d also like to thank our staff for all their hard work. We’re incredibly proud of all of you, and rather than tell you that to your face, we’d like to do it in the cold, dispassionate form of a press release.”