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HBO renews REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER through 2018

The announcement was made by new programming president Casey Bloys, who noted that the series — which featured coverage from both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions — is averaging 4.4 million total viewers. It ranks as the show’s most-watched season since its debut in 2003.

“Bill Maher’s fearless and irreverent insights make him an important voice of common sense,” Bloys noted. “We are happy to extend our partnership and continue to provide him with the same uncensored forum that he’s enjoyed on the network since the late ’80s.”

Added Maher: “As long as Washington keeps serving up crazy, we’ll be there to push it around the plate. In these turbulent, uncertain times, I can’t think of anything more important than me being on TV.”

Maher is part of a staple of late-night hosts on the cable network that also includes John Oliver, the recently signed Bill Simmons and Jon Stewart. The latter inked a four-year deal with HBO that includes short-form digital content for HBO Now, HBO Go and other platforms. Also included in the pact is a first-look option for other film and TV ventures.

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Lucien writes on film, television and politics at and co-hosts the podcasts Above All Else and The 99%.

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