Is Last Week Tonight with John Oliver new tonight, August 2?

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

Welcome to August! With everything going on, it can be hard to keep track of the days, weeks, and months. For late-night television fans, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is a good way of knowing that it’s Sunday.

Per usual, half of the late-night shows have been off recently while the other half has been putting out new episodes. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers delivered new episodes last week while shows like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live! took a break.

Over on HBO, it was a return to the air for Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night. And for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver fans, this is a good sign.

Yes, there will be a brand new episode of Last Week Tonight tonight. Season seven continues on HBO at 11:02 PM ET.

What will be the main story on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver?

It can be an exercise in futility trying to predict what the main story will be on a given episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The show covers a more eclectic mix of topics than anyone else on television, which may explain yet another Emmy nomination for Oliver and company.

But the events transpiring since March have made it a little easier to guess what Oliver will want to discuss. Last Week Tonight has dedicated ten segments to the novel coronavirus pandemic so far this season.

Oliver has yet to cover the risks associated with children returning to school. He may also want to look at what the end of unemployment benefits will mean for millions of Americans.

If the show wants to go away from COVID-19, then there is still plenty to discuss. President Donald Trump’s tweet suggesting that the election could be delayed probably caught Oliver’s attention, for example.

In the end, it’s likely that Oliver will dive into a topic few viewers could have imagined. For example, last week’s show exposed Xinjiang re-education camps and the human rights violations against Uyghurs in China. It was yet another insightful and important segment from Last Week Tonight and something similar could be on the table for tonight.

Do you have any predictions for what Last Week Tonight with John Oliver could discuss? Let us know in the comment section. Be sure to check back with Last Night On for all the highlights.