Is Last Week Tonight with John Oliver new tonight on HBO? We definitely think that there is plenty to discuss from the political world. You have a Presidential Election, White House headlines, and of course plenty of unexplored topics that the series could focus on a little bit further.
Yet, there is no opportunity to explore some of these stories further for the time being. Instead, you’re going to be waiting for at least one more week to see the series back on the air. HBO confirmed already that September 8 is the date of the next new episode, and we imagine that we’ll get at least a couple of consecutive installments starting on that date.
Here’s the sad news — we probably have only a couple more months of this season as a whole. Last Week Tonight tends to run from February until November with some hiatuses sprinkled in there somewhere. We imagine that this is going to be the case once again — there’s no reason for the show to change a pattern that already works of them. While being current is important — it’s always worthwhile to be the first voice on given events — Oliver’s show has the luxury of having its research department and its host as a selling point. HBO knows that viewers will watch just for the sake of getting Oliver’s take on various subjects, and that’s without getting to its somewhat-evergreen Main Segments. That is a part of the beauty of this show — it finds a way to marry important issues in the now with ones that have a certain part of rewatchability. Think about Oliver’s segment on territories, stadium funding, and many more from years ago. We’ve gone back and watched this years ago.
Rest assured — next week we’ll be back with more Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Here’s to some more comedy, but also an opportunity to learn something new. There is an educational aspect to this show that we don’t often get elsewhere, even realistic news show. (We’re never going to get over the great marble cake spectacle.)
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