Is Last Week Tonight with John Oliver new tonight, May 31?

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What should Last Week Tonight with John Oliver fans expect to see tonight on HBO?

It is Sunday, meaning the weekend is coming to an end and with it the end of another week. It was a week light on new content for late night television fans but can Last Week Tonight with John Oliver change that?

The Memorial Day holiday meant that many late night television shows took the week off. There was not a new episode of Last Week Tonight on May 24. Fans then went the week without any new shows from The Late Show with Stephen ColbertLate Night with Seth MeyersConan or some other favorites.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah carried the load by putting out new episodes and videos for fans. Both shows covered the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as the protests following the death of George Floyd. Both topics are strong contenders for the focus of tonight’s new episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has a lot to discuss.

Last Week Tonight began covering the COVID-19 pandemic on March 1. Since then, the show has examined the story from every possible angle. The government’s response, testing, the impact on sports, and more have been put under the microscope by John Oliver.

With the U.S. death toll recently surpassing 100,000, it is possible that Oliver uses this as another way into the story. It also came as many states are rolling out reopening plans to get people outside, led by President Donald Trump himself hitting the golf course.

The show could also keep the spotlight on the demonstrations, protests, and riots against police brutality that are going on across the country. Oliver has covered similar topics in the past and the death of George Floyd could result in another segment from Last Week Tonight.

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