The fourteenth season of the Real Time with Bill Maher TV series, premieres on HBO, Friday, January 15, 2016, at 10:00pm ET/PT. The 10:00pm ET airing is live. Already renewed through its 15th season, Real Time with Bill Maher should not be cancelled too soon.
Per HBO, Former Vice President Al Gore is the top-of-show interview guest. Actor John Krasinski is the mid-show interview guest. Roundtable guests are political activist Ralph Reed, political analyst Nicolle Wallace and academic Cornel West.
Here is the press release from HBO, with more detail:
For Immediate Release
Jan. 12, 2016
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER KICKS OFF ITS
14TH SEASON JAN. 15, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO;
AL GORE IS THE TOP-OF-SHOW INTERVIEW GUEST;
JOHN KRASINSKI IS THE MID-SHOW INTERVIEW GUEST;
RALPH REED, NICOLLE WALLACE AND CORNEL WEST
ARE THE ROUNDTABLE GUESTS
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER kicks off its 35-show 14th season FRIDAY, JAN. 15 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:00 p.m., 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. Former Vice President Al Gore is the top-of-show interview guest. Actor John Krasinski is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are political activist Ralph Reed, political analyst Nicolle Wallace and academic Cornel West.
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 17 (1:30 p.m.), 18 (1:55 a.m.), 19 (5:05 p.m.) and 20 (11:20 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 15 (2:45 a.m.), 16 (9:00 a.m., 11:00 p.m.), 17 (6:30 p.m.) and 19 (10:00 p.m.)
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.
The show has already been renewed for a 15th season of 35 editions, scheduled for 2017.
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 solo specials to date, including the hour-long presentations “Bill Maher: Live from D.C.,” “Bill Maher…But I’m Not Wrong,” “The Decider” and “I’m Swiss” (both nominated for an Emmy® in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special category), “Victory Begins at Home,” “Be More Cynical,” “The Golden Goose Special” and “Stuff That Struck Me Funny,” and two half-hour stand-up specials, plus the specials “30 Seconds Over Washington” and “Comic Relief VI™.” Maher is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show “VICE,” which returns for its fourth season Feb. 5 on HBO.
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.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Real Time with Bill Maher TV show? How many seasons should it last?