Bill Maher's long-running political talk show, "Real Time with Bill Maher," has been renewed for its 11th and 12th seasons, HBO announced Tuesday. The renewal will keep the show on the air until at least 2014.
The show is averaging 4.1 million viewers per episode in its current 10th season, a three-year high for the series.
“Bill Maher’s irreverent wit and fearless insights make him the perfect observer for these unpredictable times,” Michael Lombardo, president, HBO programming, said while announcing the renewal. “I’m delighted that we can continue to offer an uncensored forum for his original and thoughtful humor.”
The hour-long show, which features Maher hosting lively roundtable discussions on contemporary topics, airs Fridays at 10 p.m. on HBO.