Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is sticking around at HBO. The network just announced that it’s renewed the late night series for three more seasons (30 episodes each), which will keep it on the air through 2020. “We are thrilled to have John Oliver as an integral part of the HBO family and to continue to share his comedic brilliance with the world,” HBO exec Casey Bloys said on the news. “His extraordinary genius for rich and intelligent commentary is second to none.” Here’s Oliver’s statement on the big news:
First: I firmly disagree with everything Casey just said. Second: We’re very grateful to Richard Plepler, Casey and everyone at HBO for letting us continue to do whatever it is we actually do. And finally: We’d also like to thank our staff for all their hard work. We’re incredibly proud of all of you, and rather than tell you that to your face, we’d like to do it in the cold, dispassionate form of a press release.