Soon, Last Week Tonight, On Sundays

John Oliver proved himself worthy of being more than just a corespondent during his summer long tenure as host of the Daily Show, and HBO wisely 1) decided to get into the satirical news coverage game and b) hire Oliver almost immediately. Oliver, who has been developing the series while also returning to his role as Ian Duncan on the freshly redeemed season 5 of Community, will show us all what he's got as his own man later this spring:
"HBO has confirmed the title and launch date for John Oliver’s topical half-hour comedy series. Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER will debut SUNDAY, APRIL 27 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), with other weekly editions debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time on HBO."
I'm very interested to see what kind of format Last Week Tonight takes. Will it edge closer to The Daily Show, or Politically Incorrect, or an extended version of Weekend Update. Personally, I thought the interviews were Oliver's weak point during his substitution, but he got much better was the summer went on. His celebrity stuff tended to be sycophantic, though his political and social stuff was better researched than actual reporters. So I'd be just as happy to see Oliver do a solid 30 minutes of news coverage every week, and because it's HBO, he'll be able to cuss all he wants. And it'll sound classy, because he's British.
Also, just so everyone is clear, John Oliver's comedy news show will have as it's lead in, Game of Thrones and Veep. Sundays are going to be fantastic this spring.

Via Uproxx.
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