John Oliver, Last Week Tonight, Jon Stewart, Daily Show

HBO; Comedy Central

After Jon Stewart announced that he's retiring from The Daily Show later this year, fans immediately began speculating who would take over hosting duties for the Comedy Central show.

Because his announcement made it clear that he was retiring rather than the show ending, names began surfacing as front-runners for the open position...if only because viewers were picking their dream Daily Show hosts, and not celebrities who were officially in the running for the position.

One name that kept floating to the top of the pile is John Oliver, due to his hilarious, smart and witty takes on the news during HBO's Last Week Tonight.

But Oliver will not be taking over for Stewart, because E! News has learned that HBO has just renewed Last Week Tonight With John Oliver for not one but two more seasons.

HBO President Michael Lombardo announced the seasons three and four pickups, with each season consisting of 35 shows each. Season three will air in 2016, with season four in 2017.

"We are incredibly proud to have John as part of the HBO family," Lombardo says. "His unique ability to deliver socially significant commentary week after week, along with his innate comedic brilliance, puts John in a class by himself."

Are you excited to see more of Oliver on Last Week Tonight, or were you holding out hope that he would take over for Stewart on The Daily Show? Who else would you rather see host The Daily Show? Weigh in below in the comments!

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver airs Sundays at 11 p.m. on HBO.

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