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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 thoughtful humor."

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Added Maher: "It's a pleasure to be returning for a 13th season on HBO. It's something you rarely see in Hollywood: an on-again, on-again relationship."

The renewal news comes two days before Real Time with Bill Maher kicks off Season 12 on Friday at 10/9c. Maher previously hosted the similar current events late-night talk show Politically Incorrect, which ran from 1993-2002.

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