Does Last Week Tonight with John Oliver have a new episode tonight, March 26th?

HBO 2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver John Oliver as himself Guests: Zebra
HBO 2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver John Oliver as himself Guests: Zebra /

HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” is off for one week.

John Oliver’s HBO show Last Week Tonight is on break this week, despite the fact that the rest of the network’s Sunday night lineup consisting of Big Little Lies, Girls and Crashing are all airing new episodes tonight. Luckily, it will only be a one-week vacation, as the series returns for four consecutive weeks of new episodes starting next Sunday, April 2nd.

Last Week Tonight‘s official Twitter account confirmed the show’s absence on Friday, but encouraged viewers to continue adding dancing zebras to news stories to make them less depressing using the hashtag #JustAddZebras:

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Oliver’s absence comes after what was arguably the worst week of Donald Trump’s short presidency thus far, capping off what former presidential adviser David Gergen called the worst first 100 days of any president. It began with FBI director James Comey confirming that the agency is probing possible collusion between Russia and Trump associates during the 2016 presidential election, and also swatting down the president’s wiretapping accusations against his predecessor, and concluded with Republicans pulling their healthcare bill, which Oliver previously dissected, after it was clear that it didn’t have enough votes to pass Congress even though they control both chambers, ensuring that Obamacare will continue to be the law of the land for now, and that Planned Parenthood will not yet be defunded. Other big news stories this week included the terror attack at the British Parliament in London and the hearing for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

During last Sunday’s new episode of Last Week Tonight, Oliver mocked Trump’s awkward meeting with Angela Merkel and his continued insistence that he was wiretapped by Obama, ripped the Trump administration’s proposed budget cuts for programs like Meals on Wheels while increasing defense spending, and ended with the zebra idea, which was inspired by Bolivia’s efforts to cut down on car accidents.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver returns next Sunday, April 2nd at 11 p.m. on HBO.