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

John Oliver (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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Late night television shows and other programs have begun to return for 2021. What does that mean for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver?

Earlier this month, HBO launched season 19 of Real Time with Bill Maher. Last night, Saturday Night Live returned for the first time since mid-December. Conan also returned from an extended break, adding another voice in the crowded late night field.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver was last seen on Nov. 15 where he said goodbye to 2020 in spectacular fashion. Unfortunately for fans, John Oliver isn’t quite ready to say hello to 2021 just yet.

There is not a new episode of Last Week Tonight tonight. John Oliver will return with the season 8 premiere on Feb. 14.

John Oliver is ready to make a late night show in the new normal

John Oliver has been preparing for season 8 by stopping by some of the other late night shows for some promotion. The discussions have touched on how to make a late night television show in 2021 as the pandemic continues to rage.

Fans saw how Last Week Tonight handled things in season 7 and came away impressed. Broadcasting from his “void,” Oliver still performed well without a studio audience and no real production or sketches accompanying episodes in the second half of the season.

When Oliver returns next month, he’ll have a lot to catch up on. He’s missed former President Donald Trump’s chaotic final weeks in office, President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Capitol riot, and developments in the pandemic story.

On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Oliver gave fans a preview of how he sees these issues and more. Don’t expect any rust when the new season of Last Week Tonight begins on Feb. 14.

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Are you excited for the new season of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver? Do you think the start of season 8 will look any different than the end of season 7? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.