Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Today, August 18, 2017

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REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 15th season FRIDAY, AUG. 18 (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. Minn. Sen. Al Franken is the top-of-show interview guest. Magician Penn Jillette is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are political analyst Amy Holmes and Cal. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

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 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.

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER has already been renewed through 2018.

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.

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