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'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' gets 3-season renewal

FILE - This file image provided by HBO shows John Oliver on the set of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, the hacking group OurMine took over several of HBO’s Twitter accounts, including for the “Game of Thrones” and John Oliver shows. The group posted that “we are just testing your security” and asked HBO to contact it for an upgrade. (Eric Liebowitz/HBO via AP, File)

"Last Week Tonight" is going to last a few years longer. HBO says it has renewed "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" for three additional seasons. This would carry it through at least 2020, with 30 shows presented each season.

The show takes a satirical look at the past week's news, politics and other happenings, as well as addressing broader issues. It debuted in 2014 and is in its fourth season.

This year it is nominated for eight prime-time Emmy Awards.

In a statement, HBO programming president Casey Bloys spoke of Oliver's "extraordinary genius for rich and intelligent commentary."

Oliver responded, "I firmly disagree with everything Casey just said."

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" airs Sundays at 11 p.m. Eastern.

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