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REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
Air Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#293/1126) "TBA; Zanny Minton-Beddoes, Michael Steele and Matt Taibbi; Bill Nye"
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REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER RETURNS FROM HIATUS SEPT 13, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO; BILL NYE IS THE MID-SHOW INTERVIEW GUEST; ZANNY MINTON-BEDDOES, MICHAEL STEELE AND MATT TAIBBI ARE THE ROUNDTABLE GUESTS

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER returns from hiatus and resumes its 11th season FRIDAY, SEPT. 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with in-studio and satellite guests. Emmy(R) winning scientist Bill Nye is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are economist Zanny Minton-Beddoes, former Lt. Governor Michael Steele and editor Matt Taibbi. The top-of-show interview guest will be announced when confirmed.

Other HBO playdates: Sept. 15 (2:30 p.m., 3:05 a.m.), 17 (7:00 p.m.) and 18 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Sept. 13 (1:30 a.m.), 14 (10:15 a.m., 12:05 a.m.), 15 (7:00 p.m.), 16 (8:00 p.m.) and 17 (10:00 p.m.)

Bill Maher has been favorite of subscribers since his first special on the network in 1989, starring in nine solo specials, including the hour-long presentations "Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong," "The Decider" and "I'm Swiss" (both nominated for an Emmy(R) in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special category), "Victory Begins at Home," "Be More Cynical," "The Golden Goose Special" and "Stuff That Struck Me Funny," and two half-hour stand-up specials, plus the specials "30 Seconds Over Washington" and "Comic Relief VI(TM)."

He was the creator and host of "Politically Incorrect," which was produced by HBO Downtown Productions and debuted on Comedy Central in 1993. The series moved to ABC in 1997 and ran through 2002.

His latest book, "The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass," was published in November 2011 and made the New York Times bestseller list. Maher's 2006 book, "New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer," also made the New York Times list, as well as bestseller lists across the country. He is also author of the books "When You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism," "Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? The Best of Politically Incorrect" and the novel "True Story." Maher produced and starred in the 2008 feature film "Religulous," the seventh most successful documentary of all time.

For more information on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, visit www.hbo.com/real-time-with-bill-maher. Facebook page: facebook.com/Maher. Twitter: @Realtimers.

The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Brad Grey, Marc Gurvitz and Billy Martin; executive producer for HBO, Nancy Geller; produced by Dean E. Johnsen; director, Paul Casey.

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REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/21/03 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
13 (35 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2016-17 season (the show's 14th & 15th of 35 episodes) on 1/8/15
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, January 2015) With the show set to kick off its 13th season tomorrow night, HBO has renewed REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER for a 14th and 15th season of 35 editions each, scheduled for 2016 and 2017, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO programming. "HBO has provided Bill Maher with an uncensored forum since the late '80s," noted Lombardo. "This extension of our successful partnership guarantees that Bill will continue to offer his fearless insights through the next presidential election season, when his irreverent wit is sure to be needed more than ever." "Luckily for me, American politicians never give it a rest, so every season is an election season," says Maher.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bill Maher as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Maher as EP
· Billy Martin as EP
· Brad Grey as EP
· Dean E. Johnsen as EP
· Marc Gurvitz as EP
· Matt Wood as PROD
· Paul Casey as DIR
· Scott Carter as EP
· Sheila Griffiths as EP
GENRE(S):
· talk show
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Brad Grey Television