Is Last Week Tonight with John Oliver new tonight, June 28?

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

If you’re keeping an eye on the late night television schedule then you’ll see we are in for a quiet couple of weeks. Shows are ready to take a summer hiatus starting tomorrow. So does that mean Last Week Tonight with John Oliver starts its break tonight?

With the Fourth of July holiday landing next Saturday, shows like The Late Show with Stephen ColbertThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Conan are all taking at least a week off. Jimmy Kimmel Live! will look especially different when it returns as Jimmy Kimmel takes a planned summer vacation and leaves the show in the hands of guest hosts.

HBO’s late night shows typically operate on a different schedule. Real Time with Bill Maher delivered a brand new episode on Friday, June 26. This was a good sign for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver fans and we can confirm there is nothing to worry about.

Yes, there will be a brand new episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for June 28. You can catch it at 11:06 PM ET on HBO.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has plenty to talk about for tonight’s show

Since March, season 7 of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has mainly focused on the novel coronavirus pandemic and the protests over police brutality and racial equality. Both stories remain very much in the headlines so it’s likely that tonight’s show stays with these issues.

It’s hard to think of another angle John Oliver can take in covering the pandemic. But then again, Last Week Tonight has a reputation for surprising the audience with creative and insightful ways to discuss the news.

The spike in cases in some states could certainly be on the table. States such as Arizona and Texas have had to pull back after reopening bars and restaurants. Oliver could put local governments under the microscope to understand why some were so eager to get things restarted.

Protests have also led to some significant changes beyond raising awareness. Statues of figures with questionable and controversial pasts have been torn down. Debates rage over renaming buildings and landmarks after Confederate generals. Last Week Tonight has covered these topics in the past but it could be time for a refresher given the new dialogue taking place in 2020.

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