Is Last Week Tonight with John Oliver new tonight, August 15?

John Oliver (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
John Oliver (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) /

Late-night TV returned this past week as many shows delivered new episodes to fans. Should we expect the same from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver?

After an extended hiatus, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert returned with new shows. And once the Olympics wrapped up, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers got back to their regularly scheduled programming.

Last Week Tonight is coming off three straight new episodes after a brief summer break. Sunday night makes it four in a row. There will be a brand new episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tonight.

While the Taliban recapturing Kabul dominates the news,  don’t expect John Oliver to cover it tonight. As the show’s Twitter page pointed out, episodes in the “void” tape early on Saturdays, so any news since then doesn’t make the show.

But there are still several stories that should get Oliver’s attention. COVID-19 rates in Florida, President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation could be on the table tonight.

How to watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The ratings prove that Last Week Tonight still pulls in a big audience no matter what’s going on in the world. There’s a reason the HBO late-night show racks up Emmy nominations and wins year after year.

So while tonight’s episode may not be the most up-to-date, it will still be worth watching no matter what John Oliver focuses on. Here are the details you need to know:

Date: Sunday, August 15
Start Time: 11:01 p.m. ET
TV Channel: HBO
Stream: Watch Last Week Tonight on HBO Max

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