John Oliver’s HBO Show Gets Title, Premiere Date

John Oliver speaks onstage during the 'John Oliver' panel of the HBO portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2014 in Pasadena, California. Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

John Oliver's new HBO show will be called Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, and it will make its debut on April 27 at 11 p.m., the network announced today. Oliver spent the summer doing a bang-up job as the fill-in host of The Daily Show, so it was no surprise in November when HBO announced it was giving Oliver a series of his own. He took TDS's head writer Tim Carvell with him, so expectations are pretty high! Don't let us down, John Oliver. Don't you dare let us down.