John Oliver hosting Last Week Tonight


The dark months without "Last Week Tonight" are nearing a close.

John Oliver's late-night talk show is headed into its sixth season in 2019, meaning fans will continue to get a weekly look at news, politics, and current events, as well as broader issues, all with heavy doses of satire and very random humor. HBO revealed the Season 6 premiere date on Wednesday, Jan. 2, and the show is returning Feb. 17.

The HBO series has been a hit since it first aired in 2015, racking up numerous awards, including 12 Primetime Emmys. Four of those came in 2018, including its third consecutive award in the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category. In that time, it has covered a wide variety of topics, from Brexit to tobacco to crisis pregnancy centers.

Oliver is returning to host, and there are surely more surprises in store. We'll see them when "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" returns Sunday, Feb. 17 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

[h/t: Deadline]