“Real Time With Bill Maher” has been renewed for two more seasons at HBO, taking it through 2020.
The deal includes host Bill Maher’s 11th stand-up special on the network, along with a retrospective episode highlighting key moments from the series that is currently airing Season 15. “Real Time” had already been renewed for 2018.
“We are incredibly proud to continue our longstanding relationship with Bill Maher,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys said in a statement. “As part of the HBO family for nearly 30 years, Bill’s distinctive point of view, coupled with his passion and commitment to insightful and informative entertainment, has remained unparalleled.”
“I’m extraordinarily grateful to HBO for one of the great relationships of my life, and I applaud their efforts to fight ageism by signing me to this extended deal,” Maher said about the renewal.
The show picked up an Emmy nomination for outstanding variety talk series in July.
17 Times Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect Comments Sparked Outrage (Photos)
The ”Real Time“ host has said the n-word on TV… and a lot more
Comedian Bill Maher has made a career of saying things that could come back to haunt him, both on his former ABC show "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" and on his current HBO show "Real Time with Bill Maher." Though Maher prides himself on being politically incorrect, there have been plenty of times he's said offensive things that got him into hot water. Here's a look at some of them.