Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, May 5, 2017

Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, May 5, 2017

Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, May 5, 2017

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 15th season FRIDAY, MAY 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at midnight, 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. Ohio Rep. John Kasich is the top-of-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are author and counterterrorist analyst Philip Mudd, writer George Packer and activist Maya Wiley.

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

The show has already been renewed through 2018.

Politico has hailed Maher as "a pugnacious debater and a healthy corrective to the claptrap of cable news," whileVariety 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 HBO solo specials to date. He is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show "VICE," which is now in its fifth season 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.