LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

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HANDMAID'S TALE, GLOW Among Nominees for 2018 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS; Full List HANDMAID'S TALE, GLOW Among Nominees for 2018 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - December 07, 2017

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2017. Winners will be honored at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, Februar... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Examines the Presidency of Donald Trump on LAST WEEK Season Finale VIDEO: John Oliver Examines the Presidency of Donald Trump on LAST WEEK Season Finale
by TV News Desk - November 13, 2017

On last night's Season Finale of LAST WEEK TONIGHT, one year after the presidential election, John Oliver discussed what we've learned so far and enlisted our catheter cowboy to teach Donald Trump what he hasn't. Check out the show below!... (more...)
VIDEO: Who Will Have to Wait to Be King? Saturday Night Live Shares Screen Tests of THE LION KING Hopefuls VIDEO: Who Will Have to Wait to Be King? Saturday Night Live Shares Screen Tests of THE LION KING Hopefuls
by Stage Tube - November 12, 2017

'The Lion King' is one of the most highly anticipated live action remakes on the way, especially following the exciting casting news. But who didn't make the cut? Saturday Night Live has a handful of Hollywood's A-Listers who tried their paws at the leading roles and didn't quite succeed.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Urges Americans: 'Don't Let Trump Play The Trump Card' VIDEO: John Oliver Urges Americans: 'Don't Let Trump Play The Trump Card'
by TV News Desk - November 06, 2017

The Emmy winning talk show host also urged Americans not to allow Trump to use 'The Trump Card,' or using his own incompetence as a defense. Watch the videos from last night's show below!... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Talks Trump's Handling of Opioid Crisis & More VIDEO: John Oliver Talks Trump's Handling of Opioid Crisis & More
by TV News Desk - October 30, 2017

Topics on LAST WEEK TONIGHT included President Trump's handling of the opioid crisis, Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, Australia's fight to legalize same-sex marriage and the increasing threat of floods and the government's response to it.... (more...)
Wyatt Cenac to Star in New HBO Comedic Docu-Series from John Oliver Wyatt Cenac to Star in New HBO Comedic Docu-Series from John Oliver
by TV News Desk - October 16, 2017

Emmy- and WGA Award-winning comedian and writer Wyatt Cenac will star in a topical ten-episode series slated to debut on HBO next spring, it was announced today by Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president, HBO Programming.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Calls Out Harvey Weinstein, The Academy & More VIDEO: John Oliver Calls Out Harvey Weinstein, The Academy & More
by TV News Desk - October 16, 2017

On last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT, host John Oliver took on beleaguered Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and called out Oliver Stone, Donna Karen, and the Motion Picture Academy... (more...)
VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Helps John Oliver Explain Why Confederate Statues Should Come Down VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Helps John Oliver Explain Why Confederate Statues Should Come Down
by TV News Desk - October 09, 2017

Confederate symbols are still celebrated despite the ugly history they symbolize. n last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT, host John Oliver suggested some representations of southern pride that involve less racism and more Stephen Colbert.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Examines 'NFL Kneel' Controversy & More on LAST WEEK TONIGHT VIDEO: John Oliver Examines 'NFL Kneel' Controversy & More on LAST WEEK TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - September 25, 2017

On last night's LAST WEEK WITH JOHN OLIVER, Emmy-winning host John Oliver examined the recent controversy surrounding NFL players decision to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem.... (more...)
HBO Receives 29 Primetime EMMYS; Most of Any Network This Year HBO Receives 29 Primetime EMMYS; Most of Any Network This Year
by TV News Desk - September 18, 2017

HBO received 29 Primetime Emmy Awards, the most of any network for the 16th year in a row, in the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards competition. Big Little Lies led HBO programming with 8 Emmys , while The Night Of, Veep and Westworld each received 5 Emmys , and Last Week Tonight with Joh... (more...)
HBO Renews LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER for Three Seasons HBO Renews LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER for Three Seasons
by TV News Desk - September 12, 2017

HBO has renewed the Emmy -winning LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER for three additional seasons, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. The deal will keep the hit show on the network through 2020, with 30 shows to be presented each season.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Slams Donald Trump for Arpaio Pardoning, DACA Decision VIDEO: John Oliver Slams Donald Trump for Arpaio Pardoning, DACA Decision
by TV News Desk - September 11, 2017

On last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT, host John Oliver discussed the troubling record of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and explains why Donald Trump issued his first presidential pardon to the last person who should get one.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Warns Republicans in No Hurry to Oust Trump VIDEO: John Oliver Warns Republicans in No Hurry to Oust Trump
by TV News Desk - August 21, 2017

On last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT on HBO, John Oliver shared his belief that Republicans in Congress are in no rush to remove President Trump from office, despite the events of last week.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Slams Trump's Statements on Charlottesville Violence; Examines North Korea Situation VIDEO: John Oliver Slams Trump's Statements on Charlottesville Violence; Examines North Korea Situation
by TV News Desk - August 14, 2017

On last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT on HBO, host John Oliver slammed Trump's statements regarding the violent attacks which took place in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Examines Stephen Miller's Statue of Liberty Remarks & More VIDEO: John Oliver Examines Stephen Miller's Statue of Liberty Remarks & More
by TV News Desk - August 07, 2017

On last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, John Oliver takes a look at Stephen Miller's recent controversial remarks about the poem which appears on the Statue of Liberty.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Tackles Alex Jones, Anthony Scaramucci & More on LAST WEEK TONIGHT VIDEO: John Oliver Tackles Alex Jones, Anthony Scaramucci & More on LAST WEEK TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - July 31, 2017

Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories, but he also spends a lot of time promoting his own products. On last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT on HBO, John Oliver and a “doctor” “from” M.I.T. test out his marketing strategy.... (more...)
HBO Receives 111 EMMY AWARDS; More Than Any Other Network HBO Receives 111 EMMY AWARDS; More Than Any Other Network
by TV News Desk - July 13, 2017

HBO received 111 Primetime Emmy® nominations, the most of any network for the 17th year in a row, for the upcoming 69th Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles.... (more...)
Comedian John Oliver Joins Upcoming Disney Remake of THE LION KING Comedian John Oliver Joins Upcoming Disney Remake of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2017

Today it was announced that comedian Jon Oliver would be joining the cast of the upcoming live-action remake of Disney's The Lion King in the role of Zazu.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Talks Trump Travel Ban & More on LAST WEEK TONIGHT VIDEO: John Oliver Talks Trump Travel Ban & More on LAST WEEK TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - July 03, 2017

Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing broader issues, the Emmy®-winning LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER continues its fourth season SUNDAY, JULY 2 (11:00–11:30 p.m. ET/PT)... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Takes Aim at Anti-Vaccine Supporters VIDEO: John Oliver Takes Aim at Anti-Vaccine Supporters
by TV News Desk - June 26, 2017

Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing broader issues, the Emmy®-winning LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER continues its fourth season SUNDAY, JUNE 25... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Examines Trump's Promise to Help Coal Miners, Brexit Talks & More VIDEO: John Oliver Examines Trump's Promise to Help Coal Miners, Brexit Talks & More
by TV News Desk - June 19, 2017

We've heard a lot of talk about coal miners in the last year, but what are the real issues surrounding coal? John Oliver and a giant squirrel looked into it on last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Examines Comey Testimony & More on LAST WEEK VIDEO: John Oliver Examines Comey Testimony & More on LAST WEEK
by TV News Desk - June 12, 2017

This week, the show discusses the new discoveries from former FBI Director James Comey's testimony and the UK's process of leaving the European Union after a divisive election. Check out the video below!... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Examines Trump's Paris Agreement Exit on LAST WEEK TONIGHT VIDEO: John Oliver Examines Trump's Paris Agreement Exit on LAST WEEK TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - June 05, 2017

This week, Oliver addressed the steadfast position of Londoners after the recent terrorist attacks, Russian President Vladmir Putin's coy response to accusations of U.S. election hacking, and the implications of President' Trump's decision to leave the Paris Agreement. Check out the video below!... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Talks Shocking Events in Russia Investigation VIDEO: John Oliver Talks Shocking Events in Russia Investigation
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

On last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT, John Oliver discussed the shocking magnitude and potential impact of the latest revelations surrounding the Russia investigation and asks 'What the f**k is going on?'.... (more...)
VIDEO: John Oliver Takes Down Donald Trump's Over Comey Firing on LAST WEEK TONIGHT VIDEO: John Oliver Takes Down Donald Trump's Over Comey Firing on LAST WEEK TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

Last night's topics included President Trump's dismissal of FBI Director James Comey and the ways that the for-profit dialysis industry maximizes profit at the expense of patients. Watch the clips in full below!... (more...)