HBO signs John Oliver through 2017

February 18, 2015 3:27 PM

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In a move that should not come as a surprise to anyone who has watched the wickedly smart satire Last Week Tonight, HBO has signed John Oliver to a multi-year deal that ensures his show will stay on HBO through 2017. The deal includes two additional seasons of Last Week Tonight, each consisting of 35 episodes.

Jon Stewart’s recent announcement that he would be leaving The Daily Show after 17 years in the host chair led to a flurry of speculation that Oliver might return to the place where he got his “fake news” start, as well as where he catapulted to fame during his brief summer stint as The Daily Show‘s...

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