Donald Drumpf has some problems.
HBO has officially renewed “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” for three more seasons, Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, announced on Tuesday.
The deal extends the HBO show through 2020, with 30 episodes coming each season. So get ready for a lot more of this guy ...
“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,” Bloys said in a statement.
To that, Oliver added, “First: I firmly disagree with everything Casey just said. 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.”
Since premiering in 2014, Oliver’s show, which gives a satirical look at the week in news, has received all kinds of praise and accolades, including numerous Emmy wins. The show is nominated for eight more Emmys in the upcoming ceremony on Sept. 17.
In addition to the show’s numerous viral clips, such as the aforementioned “Drumpf” segment in which Oliver urges viewers to call Donald Trump by his family’s ancestral name, “Last Week Tonight” has had a real-world impact. According to Time, the show possibly crashed the FCC servers after a net neutrality segment and seemingly influenced New York city mayor Bill de Blasio to relax bail requirements for people charged with nonviolent crimes.