Real Time with Bill Maher

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Celebrity Watchlist: Frances Fisher Wants a Modern Family and Loves Lucy

Frances Fisher

Frances Fisher may have joined ABC's new drama pilot Partners, but she'd really like to work on one of the network's other shows.

"Modern Family, of course," Fisher tells TVGuide.com. "[It's] very unique [with] well-drawn characters, well-played by very talented actors and insightful writing."

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Fisher — best known for playing Kate Winslet's mom in Titanic and who can be seen next in The Lincoln Lawyer — is especially a fan of Sofia Vergara's and Julie Bowen's performances on the ABC hit. "Sofia's character — she ...
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Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Jan. 28, 2011

Working Class

Working Class
8/7c CMT
CMT rolls out its first scripted series: this good-natured sitcom starring Reba alum Melissa Peterman as a single mom who moves her three kids (and her slacker younger brother) into a wealthy suburb to give the kids a better life, and takes a job in a supermarket. That won't make her wealthy herself, of course, and there are plenty of poverty jokes (this is a comedy) in the back-to-back opening episodes. Peterman enhances them with her physical-comedy talents. Ed Asner plays her curmudgeonly neighbor and coworker. — Paul Droesch

Read on for previews of SpongeBob SquarePants, Track and Field, Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star, Four Biggest Wedding Blunders and Real Time with Bill Maher. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Jan. 14, 2011

The Ricky Gervais Show

Ricky Gervais Show
9/8c HBO
Sometimes it's hard to figure out which is funnier: the bizarre ravings and expositions of Karl Pilkington; or the high-pitched cackle of Ricky Gervais in response. Fortunately, there's plenty of both in the second-season premiere, especially in a lengthy bit as Karl describes his pitch to a movie studio about a psychological thriller starring Rebecca De Mornay and...Clive Warren? From there it's on to Karl's diary, which includes entries about Australia, camping and humanitarian pursuits. — Joe Friedrich

Read on for previews of ESPN Town Hall Meeting: Image of the Black Athlete, Suite Life on Deck, the 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, Say Yes to the Dress, Real Time with Bill Maher and Gold Rush: Alaska. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Nov. 12, 2010

Wizards of Waverly Place

Wizards of Waverly Place
9:45/8:45c Disney
The fourth-season premiere picks up where the third season ended, with the Russos escaping a government agency that is holding wizards captive. In an attempt to free her fellow wizards, Alex holds a press conference (to get them to attend she tells the reporters that Lady Gaga will be there) and announces that she and her brothers are wizards. But Alex's stunning statement brings about unexpected repercussions. — Tim Holland

Read on for previews of Smallville, Blue Bloods, Avalon High, the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards, Medium and Real Time with Bill Maher. read more

Bill Maher: Zach Galifianakis Did Not Light Up a Real Joint

Zach Galifianakis

Bill Maher says Zach Galifianakis did not smoke pot on his show.

"If it was a real joint, Wolf, I would have smoked it," Maher told The Situation Room's Wolf Blitzer on Monday. "I think it was cloves or something,"

VIDEO: Zach Galifianakis lights up a joint on Real Time with Bill Maher

On Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher, the actor lit up a joint during their discussion of Proposition 19, a California ...
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VIDEO: Zach Galifianakis Lights Up a Joint on Real Time with Bill Maher

Zach Galifianakis on Bill Maher's Show

Zach Galifianakis will apparently go to great lengths to prove a point.

In a heated discussion on Real Time with Bill Maher about California Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana if passed, the 41-year-old Hangover star lit a joint on air... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

Medium

Medium
8/7c CBS
Thus far in an involving Season 7, Allison has swapped personalities with her daughter, played paranormal matchmaker, snooped into the slaying of a missing girl and created surging friction with Scanlon. It's no wonder Allison's starting to feel the heat — literally. Tonight, our psychic soccer mom suffers a burn on her hand, requiring her to get a skin graft. She'll need to get a grip, however, when the injured hand then begins to act on its own. Meanwhile, daughter Bridgette gets a kick out of soccer, but she's hiding a secret about actual role on her soccer squad. — Dean Maurer

Read on for previews of NBA Basketball, Dog Whisperer, Supernatural, The Good Guys, Real Time with Bill Maher and Todd Margaret. read more

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

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher
10/9c HBO
Labor Day may mark the unofficial end of summer, but it signals the beginning of the political season leading up to the midterm elections. And right on cue, Bill Maher returns from his annual summer hiatus, just in time to discuss what figure to be a number of hotly contested congressional races. Joining Maher on the panel as Real Time continues its eighth season are Mad Men star Jon Hamm, ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz and Republican political strategist Mark McKinnon.

Read on for previews of As the World Turns, Haven, Beyond Survival with Les Stroud, Friday Night Alright, College Football and Boxing. 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

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Premiered: February 21, 2003, on HBO
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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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