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John Oliver Spices Up 'Last Week Tonight' With A Multicultural Family and Pony in Promo for Season 2: VIDEO

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To help keep things fresh for season 2, John Oliver plans on solving crimes with his pony all while struggling as a single dad with an adorable baby and two sets of multicultural twins.

That, or more of the same, we'll just have to wait and see.

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Season 2 premeires Sunday, February 8 at 11pm EST on HBO.

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The Best New Television Shows of 2014

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With so many great shows on TV, who's got the time to watch them all? This year featured some incredible stories and performances on established shows, but a handful of new programming really shined. 

Take some time before the New Year to catch up on TV shows that debuted in 2014. See our favorites from this year, AFTER THE JUMP ... 

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John Oliver Offers a Few Useful Tips for Avoiding New Year's Eve: VIDEO

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John Oliver still hates New Year's Eve and made a special appearance online on Sunday night with some helpful tips on avoiding the holiday that demands forced interaction with strangers, being drunk cold and tired, and having to stare at Ryan Seacrest for yet another night.

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John Oliver Comments on the Strangest Thanksgiving Tradition: VIDEO

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John Oliver is on hiatus right now but "like a psychotic ex" he's "still sending you videos from time to time to remind you what you're missing."

Oliver took a moment this week to discuss the annual presidential tradition of pardoning the turkey.

Find out why he thinks it's a bad idea, AFTER THE JUMP...

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John Oliver Takes a Look At Some of the More Colorful Right-wing Candidates for State Office: VIDEO

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With our current Congress on track to be the least productive in history and the Senate likely to remain inactive regardless of which party wins on Tuesday, John Oliver decided to focus on some of the important (and bizarre) midterm campaigns taking place on the state level.

One incumbent legislator put under Oliver's magnifying glass? None other than Oklahoma lawmaker Sally "gays are worse than terrorists" Kern. 

Oliver also put the spotlight on the shadowy, tax-exempt organization American Legislative Exchange Council. For those unaware of the conservative bill mill, here's a a primer via People for the American Way:

When state legislators across the nation introduce similar or identical bills designed to boost corporate power and profits, reduce workers rights, limit corporate accountability for pollution, or restrict voting, odds are good that the legislation was not written by a state lawmaker but by corporate lobbyists working through the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is a one-stop shop for corporations looking to identify friendly state legislators and work with them to get special-interest legislation introduced. It’s a win-win for corporations, their lobbyists, and right-wing legislators. But the big losers are citizens whose rights and interests are sold off to the highest bidder.

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John Oliver Takes Aim at the Sugar Industry and America's Incessant Sweet Tooth: VIDEO

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Our love of all things sweet isn't sitting well with John Oliver.

"Sugar activates our brains like cocaine and I've got to say Scarface would have been a very different movie if it ended with Al Pacino sitting in a chair sugared out of his mind on baked goods saying 'Say hello to my Little Debbie!'"

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