Tue. Feb 18th, 2020

HBO Confirms ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’s’ Guest For Friday, May 17

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 17th season FRIDAY, MAY 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:30 p.m., exclusively on HBO.
 Top of Show 2 seat: Bill Maher and Bill Nye - CEO, The Planetary Society; Panel left to right: Dylan Ratigan - Sustainability Entrepreneur; Jeremy Scahill - Producer/Writer, "Dirty Wars" Co-founder, The Intercept.org, Independent Journalist; Eric Klinenbe
Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists and interviews with guests. Author Fran Lebowitz is the top-of-show interview guest. Academic Jonathan Metzl is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are foreign policy expert James Kirchick, journalist George Packer and public policy advocate Neera Tanden.

The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.


REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER has been renewed through 2020.


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 11 HBO solo specials to date.


The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Dean Johnsen, Billy Martin; co-executive producer, Chris Kelly; producers, Matt Wood, TJ Baldino; associate producer, Miles Leicher; director, Paul Casey.


Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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