Real Time with Bill Maher is officially renewed for two more seasons. The late-night series currently has 20 seasons in total.
Real Time with Bill Maher, a weekly HBO discussion series hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher, airs once a week. Real Time, like his former Comedy Central and ABC series Politically Incorrect, featured a panel of guests who analyse current events in politics and the media. Unlike the previous show, visitors are typically more knowledgeable about the subject: the panel includes more specialists, such as journalists, academics, and politicians, and fewer actors and celebrities.
Real Time is a weekly hour-long studio audience show that airs live on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET. It originated from Television City’s Studio 33 (“The Bob Barker Studio”). Furthermore, a 10- to 15-minute “Overtime” section soon follows the broadcast on YouTube (Live Streams), answering questions submitted by fans via HBO’s online page for the show.
Without further ado, here’s what we know about Real Time with Bill Maher so far.
Is Real Time with Bill Maher Season 21 renewed?
HBO has extended ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ for two more seasons, which is great news for fans of the American talk show.
According to Variety, the “politically incorrect” conversational show featuring the very famous comedian and satirist will air on HBO until 2024 and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
Nina Rosenstein, HBO’s Executive Vice President of Programming, announced in September that the show REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER had been renewed for two more seasons. The show will run on HBO until 2024 and will be accessible to watch on HBO Max.
“After 19 seasons, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER remains a Friday night destination for fresh perspectives and smart conversation about today’s most relevant issues,” Rosenstein said adding, “His weekly editorials are insightful, must-see viewing in his signature voice, and we’re proud to continue our relationship with Bill and the incredible team at Real Time.”
In a review of Maher’s roundtable talks and interviews, Variety remarked that “There may not be a more eclectic guest list on all of television” noting that the host presents his distinct viewpoint on current topics while allowing others to speak and dispute. A monologue is also included in ‘Real Time with Bill Maher.’
“I’m thrilled to be signing such a fabulous deal with the best network. What can I say – beginner’s luck!” Maher Added.
Bill Maher’s debut HBO special aired in 1989, and he has since featured in eleven more, including the hour-long specials ‘Bill Maher: Live From Oklahoma,’ ‘Bill Maher: Live From D.C.,’ and ‘Bill Maher… But I’m Not Wrong,’ The Decider,’ I’m Swiss,’ Victory Begins at Home,’ Be More Cynical, ‘The Golden Goose Special,’ and ‘Stuff That Struck Me funny.’
In addition, he has hosted two half-hour stand-up specials, as well as the specials ’30 Seconds Over Washington’ and ‘Comic Relief VI(TM)’.
Maher, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Dean Johnsen, and Billy Martin are executive producers of ‘Real Time with Bill Maher,’ according to Variety. Chris Kelly is the co-executive producer; Matt Wood is the producer, and Paul Casey is the director. (ANI)
Real Time with Bill Maher Season 21 Release Date: When will it premiere?
As of now, the release date for the late-night series is not out yet but it’s likely to arrive sometime in 2022 but without any further assumptions, let’s all wait for the official announcements.