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‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ Back on HBO Feb. 14

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO
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Season eight of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver starts on HBO Sunday, Feb. 14. HBO calls the show “a satirical, insightful and meticulously researched look at current events in the U.S. and around the globe,” with host Oliver offering “hilarious, much-needed perspective on today’s pressing political, social and cultural issues.”

HBO cited the pandemic and the Biden administration as two topics Last Week Tonight will examine in the new season. 

The show has received 20 Emmys since it premiered in 2014. Season seven picked up four, including outstanding variety talk series. 

Last Week Tonight is produced for HBO by Avalon and Sixteen String Jack Productions. The executive producers are John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday and James Taylor. Paul Pennolino and Christopher Werner direct.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.