Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, April 15, 2016
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 14th season FRIDAY, APRIL 15 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:30 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 guests. Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief, Huffington Post Media Group, is the top-of-show interview guest. Actress Susan Sarandon is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are journalist Amy Goodman, journalist Mary Katharine Ham and political analyst Rick Tyler.
Other HBO playdates: April 17 (1:45 p.m.), 18 (5:10 a.m.), 19 (3:45 p.m.) and 20 (5:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 15 (3:50 a.m.), 16 (7:00 a.m., 12:15 a.m.) and 19 (11:30 p.m.)
The show has already been renewed for a 15th season of 35 editions, scheduled for 2017.
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."
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® 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™." Maher is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show "VICE," which returns for its fourth season immediately following this week's show on HBO.
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.