“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.