It’s been a few months since TV audiences have seen John Oliver behind the desk of HBO’s Last Week Tonight. Fortunately, sharp news satire followed by meticulously researched pieces on, say, automobile loans, vaccines, or even ghost governments, as told by a British comedian with exactly the kind of accent you picture a British comedian to have, will return very soon.

On Sunday, February 18 — two days after Marvel’s Black Panther hits theaters, FYI — Last Week Tonight will return for its fifth season on HBO. The premiere will air at the same time it always has, at 11 p.m. Eastern.

Through the holidays, winter storms up and down the east coast, the release of a very revealing political best-seller, the Grammys, and tweets upon tweets by the President of the United States, Last Week Tonight has been sorely absent from the cultural discourse. Though no one comedy host can get it right all the time, the show’s deeply researched investigative pieces, buoyed by humor ranging from the venomous to the cartoonish, has earned Last Week Tonight that coveted reputation of a true heir to Jon Stewart’s long reign on The Daily Show. (And a few Emmy Awards, too.)

It’s only natural, though, since John Oliver proved himself as a TV host the summer before Last Week Tonight premiered. In 2013, Stewart temporarily left the desk of The Daily Show to produce and direct the film Rosewater, an adaptation of the memoir Then They Came for Me, about the kidnapping of Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari. It was during Oliver’s stint as host that the British comedian established a voice and brand that he used successfully at HBO less than a year later.


Last Week Tonight will return to HBO on February 18 at 11 p.m. Eastern.

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It’s only Tuesday, but the latest batch of Fortnite: Battle Royale challenges have already leaked. We actually covered the initial news (and the mystery behind it) last week, but with Season 6 challenges quickly approaching here’s a quick guide on what you can do to prepare for the update (presumably version 5.3).

Monday is normally the day when Epic Games gives a tease of what’s coming in the next update for Fortnite: Battle Royale. While the company has yet to tweet or post about the update on the game’s subreddit, the update will likely happen Tuesday morning and include some interesting content.

Tuesday’s patch for Fortnite: Battle Royale will include new content and fixes to the game. One of the pieces will cause a big change to the game while the rest will be welcome additions for players.

Slender Man is the first feature film based on the wildly popular Slender Man creepypasta stories, but the movie’s abrupt ending suggests that the filmmakers don’t intend on producing a sequel. What we got instead a message that seems to put the franchise in an identity crisis.

Warning: Slender Man spoilers ahead.

Shark movies have an important place in film history. Jaws, the first-ever summer blockbuster, changed the film industry forever. Despite having a much bigger shark in it The Meg will certainly not make as big a splash as Jaws. The new action movie is perfectly dumb in the best possible way, though in an unexpected twist, the giant shark is really itself just bait to get moviegoers to see a Jason Statham movie.

Epic Games’ Fortnite: Battle Royale Summer Skirmish Series had a rocky start, but the weekly esports competition vastly improved over the course of four weeks. In Week 5, the event will go back to a duos tournament, but this time around, players will be awarded for a more aggressive playstyle.

On Thursday, Epic revealed the format for the Week 5 Summer Skirmish Series, which it calls King Pin. Fifty teams of two will compete in eight matches. They will receive points for each elimination they rack up, but what makes things interesting are the bonuses. A duo can receive double their points in the next match if they score seven or more eliminations or triple the points if they earn a Victory Royale. With this format, the team that strategizes and wins multiple matches could handily beat out the competition if they score plenty of kills or all their efforts to earn a Victory Royale could be for naught if they die right away in the next match.