"Real Time With Bill Maher" Continues Its 8th Season Friday with Guests Arianna Huffington, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Michael Moore and Sean Penn

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March 3rd, 2010

via press release:

Real Time with Bill Maher CONTINUES ITS EIGHTH SEASON

MARCH 5, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO;

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON AND ANDREW ROSS SORKIN ARE ROUNDTABLE GUESTS;

MICHAEL MOORE AND SEAN PENN ARE INTERVIEW GUESTS

Real Time with Bill Maher continues its eighth season FRIDAY, MARCH 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), exclusively on HBO, with an instant replay at 11:00 p.m., following the live presentation.  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.

The roundtable guests this week are Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington and reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin; documentary filmmaker Michael Moore and actor Sean Penn are interview guests.

Other HBO playdates: March 7 (11:00 a.m., 3:20 a.m.), 8 (8:00 p.m.) and 10 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: March 5 (2:05 a.m.), 6 (10:00 a.m., midnight), 7 (7:00 p.m.), and 9 (10:00 p.m.)

A favorite of subscribers since his first special on the network in 1989, Maher has starred in nine solo specials on HBO, including the hour-long presentations “Bill Maher…But I’m Not Wrong” (which debuted in February), “The Decider” and “I’m Swiss” (both nominated for an Emmy® 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 HBO specials “30 Seconds Over Washington” and “Comic Relief VI™.”  Real Time with Bill Maher wrapped its seventh season on HBO last October.

Maher 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 most recent book, “New Rules:  Polite Musings from a Timid Observer,” made the New York Times best seller list, as well as best seller lists across the country.  He is also author of the books “When You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden:  What 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 also starred in the 2008 feature film “Religulous,” the seventh most successful documentary of all time.

The executive producers of Real Time with Bill Maher are Bill Maher, Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Brad Grey, Marc Gurvitz and Billy Martin; produced by Dean E. Johnsen; directed by Hal Grant.

Contact:

New York:  Quentin Schaffer or Tobe Becker  (212) 512-1329 or 5492

Los Angeles:  Mara Mikialian or Kelley Colello  (310) 382-3276 or 3341

 
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