REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER CONTINUES ITS
14TH SEASON NOV. 4, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO;
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS THE TOP-OF-SHOW INTERVIEW GUEST;
DAVID FRUM, JENNIFER GRANHOLM AND MARTIN SHORT
ARE THE ROUNDTABLE GUESTS
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 14th season FRIDAY, NOV. 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), 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 guests. President Barack Obama is the top-of-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are editor David Frum, former Mich. Gov. Jennifer Granholm and actor Martin Short.
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 4 (11:30 p.m.), 6 (1:45 p.m.), 8 (6:30 p.m.) and 9 (3:10 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 4 (3:45 a.m.), 5 (12:50 a.m.) and 8 (8:00 p.m.)
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
Bill Maher has reaffirmed his status as one of the leading commentators on current events this election season. This season of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER is averaging 4.4 million viewers (10% from HBO On Demand, HBO GO and HBO NOW), and is the most-watched season of the show since its 2003 debut. The premiere of the Oct. 14 show on the main HBO channel alone drew 1.7 million viewers, making it the most-watched telecast of REAL TIME in more than 13 years.
Politico has hailed Maher as "a pugnacious debater and a healthy corrective to the claptrap of cable news," while Variety noted, "There may not be a more eclectic guest list on all of television."
The show was recently renewed through 2018.
Maher headlined his first special on the network in 1989 and has starred in ten solo specials to date, including the hour-long presentations "Bill Maher: Live from D.C.," "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)." Maher is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show "VICE," which concluded its fourth season on HBO earlier this year.
The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Brad Grey, Marc Gurvitz, Dean E. Johnsen and Billy Martin; co- executive producer, Chris Kelly; producer, Matt Wood; director, Paul Casey.