John Oliver's HBO series 'Last Week Tonight' gets premiere date

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John Oliver's upcoming HBO comedy series has gotten a final title and a premiere date from the cable network. "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will make its debut Sunday, April 27 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

Oliver, a veteran of "The Daily Show" -- plus its guest host during the summer of 2013 -- will lead a satirical look at the news of the week, politics and current events. Oliver, Tim Carvell, James Taylor and Jon Thoday will be executive producers.

A regular correspondent for "The Daily Show" since 2006, the Emmy and Writer's Guild Award-winning Oliver also has had a recurring role on "Community" since that show's first season.

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