Politically Incorrect

1997, TV Show

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HBO Renews Real Time with Bill Maher for 13th Season

Bill Maher

HBO has renewed Real Time with Bill Maher for a 13th season, the pay cable network announced Wednesday.

"Bill Maher has been a treasured member of the HBO family since the late '80s, and his irreverent wit and fearless insights make him the perfect observer for these unpredictable times," HBO's President of Programming, Michael Lombardo, said in a statement. "I'm delighted that we can continue to offer an uncensored forum for his original and... read more

TV Guide Magazine's 60 Greatest Talk Show Moments

Bette Midler, Johnny Carson

They yap, they yammer, they sometimes even yell, but where would we be without our trusty talk-show hosts? Their programs pep us up for the day ahead and soothe us into slumber at night — that is, when they're not shocking the heck out of us! Here are the biggest, wildest, funniest and, yes, even the most tragic moments from the great wide world of chat.

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Senate Candidate Cancels Weekend TV Appearances After Bill Maher Zing

Bill Maher

Delaware's Republican senatorial candidate, Christine O'Donnell, canceled two TV appearances over the weekend after clips of her discussing a past brush with witchcraft on Politically Incorrect turned up on YouTube — and on Bill Maher's new show.

The atheist-libertarian kicked off the new season of his HBO political talk/comedy show Real Time by noting ... read more

Bill Maher Explains Emmy Shutout: People Won’t Vote For an Atheist

Bill Maher

As host of ABC's Politically Incorrect and HBO's Real Time, Bill Maher has accumulated 22 Emmy nominations — the record for most nods without a win. The 54-year-old political commentator/comedian attributes his losing streak to something other than a Susan Lucci-esque curse.

HBO renews Real Time with Bill Maher for Season 9

"A panel of like 10 people watches one tape. If half of those people are... read more

HBO Renews Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher

HBO has renewed Real Time with Bill Maher for a ninth season

The premium-cable network announced Thursday that the political talk show, which includes roundtable discussions with panelists from show business and politics, was picked up for... read more

Larry David Producing Exclusive Extras for Curb Your Enthusiasm on TV Guide Network

Curb Your Enthusiasm

TV Guide Network will team with Larry David to create exclusive, never-before-seen extras that will air in conjunction with Curb Your Enthusiasm's run on the network starting this summer. Hosted by comedienne and series regular Susie Essman (Susie Greene), Curb Your Enthusiam: The Discussion will feature a panel of high-profile guest stars, pundits and prominent social figures who will debate the moral implications of the behavior in each episode.

"Finally, thanks to the TV Guide Network, I'll get a chance to watch actual, intelligent people discuss and debate the issues addressed on Curb," David said. "Now if only someone could tell me ... read more

Bill Maher Is the Real Deal

Real Time with Bill Maher

As HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher debates the issues for one last time (Friday at 11 pm/ET) before going on hiatus — fret not, the series is expected to return in late summer — we asked host Bill Maher about his show and the state of the union.

TV Guide: You're so informed. How do you prepare for a show?
Bill Maher:
Well, I spend all week preparing. People are always surprised to hear that I work a lot harder on this show than when I had an everyday show [Politically Incorrect]. When you do an everyday show, you read more

"Mrs. Brady" Advises a Surreal Bunch

Florence Henderson

For the millions of us raised on a steady diet of reruns, Florence Henderson, aka Carol Brady, will forever be our surrogate mom. Even the B-list celebrities trapped on the new edition of VH1's The Surreal Life (Sundays at 9 pm/ET) got all gooey the minute she walked through the door. But Henderson isn't there to mother them. A trained hypnotherapist, she signed on as the house's on-call counselor, and judging from the drama of the previous seasons — not to mention the tempestuous pasts (sex changes, drugs and rock 'n' roll) of the current cast — Dr. Flo's guidance will be sorely needed. TVGuide.com: Hello, Florence? Are you there? Florence Henderson: Sorry, I'm having trouble with this speakerphone. [Fumbling sou read more

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Premiered: 1997, on ABC
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Premise: Four guests and Bill Maher (playing host and devil's advocate) engage in roundtable discussions of a number of topical issues (politics, not surprisingly, loom large). The conversation is sometimes heated, sometimes hilarious, but rarely dull. The series began on cable's Comedy Central in 1994 and moved to ABC four years later. The outspoken host made what some construed as `unpatriotic' remarks following Sept. 11, and his show was canned not long after.

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