Last Week Tonight with John Oliver renewed for 3 more seasons

Cape Town – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver seen on M-Net (DStv 101) in South Africa and across Africa on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform has been renewed for a further 3 seasons until 2020.

The big multi-season renewal for the late night weekly talk show by HBO in America comes after two Emmy wins for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver that won at the Creative Arts Emmys in the categories for outstanding interactive programme and outstanding picture editing for variety programming.

The show is currently in its 4th season and is one of M-Net's Express from the US titles broadcast on Sunday nights at 22:00.

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Each of the further three seasons will have 30 episodes, meaning an additional 90 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.

"His extraordinary genius for rich and intelligent commentary is second to none."

"First: I firmly disagree with everything Casey just said," says John Oliver in the statement. "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."