Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 8 Trailer & Premiere Date Released

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 8 Trailer & Premiere Date Released

HBO’s Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will return for its eighth season Sunday, February 14 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). The series airs on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. You can check out the Season 8 trailer now in the player below!

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A satirical, insightful and meticulously researched look at current events in the U.S. and around the globe, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver features Oliver’s hilarious, much-needed perspective on today’s pressing political, social, and cultural issues. As the country navigates the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a new administration in the White House, the eighth season of the critically acclaimed series promises to shine a light on headline news as well as lesser-reported topics that both inform and entertain, featuring a mix of the series’ sharp commentary, pre-taped pieces, and occasional special guests.

The series has received a staggering 20 Emmys since its premiere in 2014. Season 7 received four Emmys, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series as well as Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, both for the fifth year in a row, as well as Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series. The series has also been honored with two Peabody Awards, a Critics Choice Award in the category of Best Talk Show, two GLAAD Media Awards, four Writers Guild Awards, and four consecutive PGA Awards.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is produced for HBO by Avalon and Sixteen String Jack Productions; executive produced by John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday and James Taylor; directed by Paul Pennolino and Christopher Werner.