Real Time with Bill Maher

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Emmy Watch: How the Late Night Upheaval Could Shake Up the Variety Series Competition

When Johnny Carson signed off from The Tonight Show in 1992, his reign as the King of Late Night was celebrated with an Emmy win for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. Granted, the competition that year was sparse: Fox's sketch-comedy show In Living Color and NBC's Late Night with David Letterman were the only others nominated.

This year, as newly retired Tonight Show host Jay Leno attempts to secure one final nomination in the category now known as...  Read Full Article

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Season 12, Episode 27
Guests: Colin Powell, Matthew Segal, Jack Kingston (R-GA), Joan Walsh, Wendell Pierce.

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Season 12, Episode 26
The 12th season of the acclaimed HBO comedy/talk series 'Real Time with Bill Maher' returns with this special edition, live from Washington, D.C. Guests include: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, former Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), former Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-UT) and journalist Andrea Mitchell.

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Season 12, Episode 25
Guests: Ralph Nader, Chris Hardwick, Reza Aslan, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Doug Heye.

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Season 12, Episode 24
Guests: Richard D. Wolff, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Hogan Gidley, Amy Goodman, Matt Kibbe.

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Emmy Watch: How the Late Night Upheaval Could Shake Up the Variety Series Competition

When Johnny Carson signed off from The Tonight Show in 1992, his reign as the King of Late Night was celebrated with an Emmy win for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. Granted, the competition that year was sparse: Fox's sketch-comedy show In Living Color and NBC's Late Night with David Letterman were the only others nominated.

This year, as newly retired Tonight Show host Jay Leno attempts to secure one final nomination in the category now known as... read more

John Oliver to Host Weekly Comedy Show on HBO

John Oliver is moving on up!

Just a few months after successfully taking over for Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show, the comedian is getting his chance to shine again as the host of a new weekly comedy show on... read more

The Weekend Playlist: Ripper Street, Fringe Finale, SNL's Silver Lining

Evil casts a long shadow over BBC America's promising new thriller Ripper Street (Saturday, 9/8c). Set amid the grimy slums of London's Whitechapel district in the immediate wake of Jack the Ripper's reign of slaughter, this absorbing 19th-century procedural depicts police work complicated by widespread public panic that each new murder might herald the return of the phantom fiend. read more

Bill Maher Heads to The Good Wife

Bill Maher has landed a familiar Good Wife role.

The Real Time with Bill Maher host will play... read more

Real Time with Bill Maher Renewed for Seasons 11 and 12

Real Time with Bill Maher has been renewed for two more seasons, HBO announced on Tuesday.

"Bill Maher's irreverent wit and fearless insights make him the perfect observer for these unpredictable times," HBO president Michael Lombardo said in a statement. "I'm delighted that we can continue to offer an uncensored forum for his original and thoughtful humor."

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Premiered: February 21, 2003, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: A talk show about current events with the former host of 'Politically Incorrect.' This weekly late-night forum is a virtual clone of 'P.I.,' with some Maher stand-up and a similarly diverse lineup of informed panelists, but this being HBO, the language is a good deal more blunt. In addition to the roundtable discussions, the show also features topical interviews with in-studio and satellite guests.

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