M-Net adds exciting new late night talk show to its schedule

HBO shows host John Oliver of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. (AP)
HBO shows host John Oliver of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. (AP)
Cape Town – In a brilliant programming and scheduling move, M-Net just added the funny and well-produced brand-new show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to the M-Net (DStv 101) line-up on Sundays at 22:40 starting Sunday 4 May.

Comedian John Oliver sat in for Jon Stewart on Comedy Central (DStv 122) in 2013 on The Daily Show when Stewart was off making a movie. Oliver got rave reviews for his late night, satirical talk show looking at stories and people in the news and current events.

His new weekly show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver which just started in America, likewise got rave reviews.

M-Net jumped extremely quickly to secure the HBO show and hasn't been afraid to quickly rework the pay-TV broadcaster's schedule to accommodate it.

A Sunday night late night timeslot would also be the best day and timeslot on the M-Net schedule to place Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

With M-Net jumping so quickly, it means that South African viewers will stay in the loop with relevant, current jokes and the references used by Oliver on the show.

"M-Net, channel 101 on DStv, carries the very best entertainment from around the world and we added Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to its schedule as soon as the deal with HBO had been concluded, Lani Lombard, M-Net's head of publicity, tells Channel24 about the major programming acquisition coup.

"We're thrilled to bring out viewers this hot, topical show in the same week as the United States and believe that it complements our super strong Sunday night line-up on M-Net, with Carte Blanche at 19:00 and the movie at 20:00," says Lombard.

Watch a promo of the show here:



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