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HBO Renews Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Through 2017

This is bad news for The Daily Show

Kaitlin Thomas

You can stop writing your think pieces and creating online petitions. The last remaining shred of hope that John Oliver would take over behind the desk when Jon Stewart leaves The Daily Showlater this year just disappeared.

HBO renewed Last Week Tonight with John Oliverfor two more seasons of 35 episodes each, the network announced Tuesday. This renewal will take the late-night satirical show through 2017.

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"We are incredibly proud to have John as part of the HBO family," Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, said in a statement. "His unique ability to deliver socially significant commentary week after week, along with his innate comedic brilliance, puts John in a class by himself."

Last Week Tonight, which just kicked off its second season earlier this month, features a mixture of topical commentary relating to the events of the previous week, pre-taped pieces, and occasional guests. It also features the greatest invention known to man, the Salmon Cannon.

Are you excited for more Last Week Tonight or bummed that Oliver won't be taking over The Daily Show?

Last Week Tonight airs Sundays at 11/10c on HBO.

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