John Oliver, Last Week Tonight

HBO knows how to hold on to a good thing: The cable channel has renewed buzzy show "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" for two more seasons.

The former "Daily Show" star left Comedy Central for his own gig at HBO last year, and quickly established himself as a giant in the comedy-news genre. His tenure at "Last Week Tonight," which began in April 2014, has been marked by critical praise and viral videos galore, making his renewal a no-brainer.

"We are incredibly proud to have John as part of the HBO family," said HBO head of programming Michael Lombardo in a statement. "His unique ability to deliver socially significant commentary week after week, along with his innate comedic brilliance, puts John in a class by himself."

Season three will premiere some time in 2016, and season four will debut in 2017. Each season will consist of 35 episodes.

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" is currently in the midst of its second season. It airs Sundays at 11 p.m. on HBO.

[via: Deadline]

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