REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER kicks off its 15th season FRIDAY, JAN. 20 (10:00–11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at midnight, exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists and interviews with guests. Oscar® winner Jane Fonda is the top-of-show interview guest. Correspondent Keith Olbermann is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are economic equality advocate Heather McGhee, presidential historian Jon Meacham and former Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez.
Unveiling a new intro and a new set, the season premiere will be streamed live on YouTube.
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
The show has been already renewed through 2018.
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 ten solo specials to date He is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show “VICE,” which returns for its fifth season Feb. 24 on HBO.
The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Brad Grey, Marc Gurvitz, Dean E. Johnsen and Billy Martin; co- executive producer, Chris Kelly; producer, Matt Wood; director, Paul Casey.