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HBO's 'Last Week Tonight' Gets Two More Seasons

Less than two weeks after the premiere of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver's sophomore season, HBO said it has ordered two more seasons of the satirical news series.

The renewal also comes just as Comedy Central has begun its search to replace The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, who last week announced he would be leaving the show by the end of the year.

HBO said Season 3 of Last Week Tonight will run in 2016, while season 4 will follow the next year; each will run 35 episodes. Season 2 debuted on Feb. 8.

The show's freshman season, which concluded last November and landed on numerous "Best of 2014" lists, won a Writers Guild Award on Saturday (Feb. 14) in the category of Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) – Series.