'Real Time With Bill Maher' Launches Its 11th Season January 18th

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January 15th, 2013

via press release:






            REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER returns for its 11th season FRIDAY, JAN. 18 (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 reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, former Ohio Rep. Steve LaTourette and comedian-actor MartinShort; former Neb. Sen. Bob Kerrey and journalist Rula Jebreal are interview guests.

Other HBO playdates:  Jan. 20 (noon, 1:55 a.m.), 21 (8:00 p.m.) and 23 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates:  Jan. 18 (2:15 a.m.), 19 (9:45 a.m., 12:15 a.m.), 20 (7:00 p.m.) and 22 (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® 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™.”

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, please 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.

  • Bumfuzzled

    I wonder if the Donald will tune in?

  • Inez legg

    I cannot wait until 10 pm tonight to see Real Time return no one @ my house dares to say a word when the show starts I’ll whack them up alone the head it laughter only

  • Inez legg

    Bumbuzzled The Donald isn’t smart enough to even know what the remote control is. He really needs a DNA test to see if he’s really part ape

  • sheila wilkow

    I’m waiting with bated breath for your new season to start tonite!


  • Larry maher

    No one on TV can bust it out like our Billy Boy. Took awhile but I finally got my xmas present. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

  • jody

    Great show-Rula Jebreal is a beautiful intelligent woman-We can learn alot from her-loved how she responded to Michelle’s ignorance regarding torture.

  • Donna


    This is such a great picture of you, no grease in your hair.
    We have not seen your new first program of the season, on vacation; but hope you continue to have the more natural look. We have it recorded!

    Have a great season.

    Donna Heaney

  • Phylin

    When Donald was threatening to run for President I wrote

    The Last Trump

    What can we make of Donald Trump
    whose family name was originally Drumpf?
    Was the name change done according to Goren?
    If not, can we assume that Donald is foreign?

    If he’s serious about wanting to be America’s President
    he will first have to show he’s a natural born resident.
    If he really hopes to run the nation
    he must prove he is not German or Croatian.

    Are the alarming signs of his brain being stewed
    due to all the venom he has spewed?
    Couldn’t any one of his many hacks
    have advised him not to say he loves “the Blacks”?

    Yet he claims no-one who is not lily white
    to enter Harvard has the right.
    A student should only be admitted with the palest face
    but he denies it has anything to do with race.

    When he brags he did “good” at his best school
    it only makes him seem more of a fool.
    If that was what they taught the school was not the best,
    even if to go there he had to be well dressed.

    He should have said that he did “well”
    but then telling lies will only lead to hell.
    When they graduated him as Class Clown
    it’s a pity they didn’t tell him to get rid of the frown.

    He hates the Chinese with all his might
    and wishes they all would fade from sight.
    Is it because the descendants of Ming
    only know him as the bankruptcy king?

    Is it a Donald aberration
    to think as President he could invade that nation?
    Meanwhile, shouldn’t he be made to show proof of his birth
    to those who believe he sprang from Middle Earth?

    It’s obvious Donald is well past his sell-by date
    and he’d be wise to get off the screen before it’s too late.
    Maybe someone on his show when he yells “You’re fired”
    will have to guts to shout “And you, Donald, are expired”.

    Phil Linehan

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