Penn Jillette spices up Real Time with Bill Maher, Oct. 14
By April MacIntyre Oct 13, 2011, 20:12 GMT
04/27/2010 - Penn Jillette - Penn & Teller Greet Fans After Their Show at the Rio in Las Vegas on April 27, 2010 - Penn & Teller Theater at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, NV, USA © Amanda Meredith / PR Photos
Discovery star Penn Jillette will be featured on Real Time with Bill Maher October 14.
Penn & Teller brought their unique vision of the world to Discovery Channel in Penn & Teller Tell A Lie, a new interactive series with a twist, as they make up to seven outrageous claims, such as: “A butter knife can stop a speeding bullet,” or “You can melt steel with bacon.” But one of them is a totally believable big fat lie! It's up to Discovery’s viewers to spot the fake by noticing buried clues that give it away. During the show, viewers will be prompted to launch the Guess the Lie experience, available on iPad, iPhone and online at Discovery.com. Guess the Lie will allow viewers to select in real time whether each of the stories is “True” or a “Lie” – and they can change their vote as many times as they like until the final reveal.
Last week, P.J. O'Rourke stepped all over Maher's timing, as he completely ruined the overall back and forth banter between the guests.
Here are New Rules from last week:
Maher's salon style show continues its ninth season Friday, OCT. 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), exclusively on HBO, with an instant replay at 11:00 p.m. following the live presentation. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with in-studio and satellite guests.
The roundtable guests this week are news anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, journalist John Fund and radio host Thom Hartmann.
A favorite of subscribers since his first special on the network in 1989, Maher has starred in nine solo specials on HBO, including the hour-long presentations “Bill Maher…But I’m Not Wrong,” “The Decider” and “I’m Swiss” (both nominated for an Emmy® in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special category), “Victory Begins at Home,” “Be More Cynical,” “The Golden Goose Special” and “Stuff That Struck Me Funny,” and two half-hour stand-up specials, plus the HBO specials “30 Seconds Over Washington” and “Comic Relief VI™.”
Maher was the creator and host of “Politically Incorrect,” which was produced by HBO Downtown Productions and debuted on Comedy Central in 1993. The series moved to ABC in 1997 and ran through 2002.
Other HBO playdates: Oct. 16 (2:00 p.m., 3:30 a.m.), 17 (8:00 p.m.) and 19 (11:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Oct. 14 (2:15 a.m.), 15 (11:00 a.m., midnight), 16 (7:00 p.m.) and 18 (10:00 p.m.)
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