Last Week Tonight announces return date in new trailer (Video)

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Last Week Tonight has announced its return date in a new trailer that hypes us up for John Oliver’s latest rants and raves.

A lot has happened in the world since John Oliver and the Last Week Tonight crew took a winter break. But just when we need it the most, the show is returning with a bang to your Sunday night lineup.

While there has been a rumored return date for a while, HBO announced definitively on Wednesday when the show is going to be coming back. In a trailer tweet, it was revealed that Last Week Tonight will be returning on Feb. 12th.

Here’s the trailer, which s everything you’d expect and also want from Oliver and company:

Oliver’s return is going to be welcomed with wide open arms, given we’ll be well into the Donald Trump era of American history. Oliver, who was one of the only late night hosts to take a very definite yet also intelligent stance against Trump, hasn’t spoken out much on the election results. This can only mean that his return show in February will be dynamite we need in our lives.

His return is being timed with what should be a big spring Sunday lineup for HBO. The final episodes of Girls will be airing in the time slot behind Last Week Tonight, and in April we can probably expect to see Silicon Valley on that night as well.

But the biggest show of the night has become Last Week Tonight. Oliver has crafted a show that we hoped to see The Daily Show become after Jon Stewart left, and it has become an outlet for the intelligent sect of the viewing public to vent about the horrible things in the world that no one other than Oliver seem to want to talk about.

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Last Week Tonight returns on Feb. 12th at 11pm ET.