Chris Matthews, Salman Rushdie on Real Time with Bill Maher this Friday

Fatwa be damned, Salman Rushdie will appear on HBO Friday night.

Real Time continues its tenth season Friday, Sept. 21 (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.

Maher dishes his unique perspective on contemporary issues as the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with in-studio and satellite guests.

The roundtable guests this week are editor Rana Foroohar, talk-radio host Roger Hedgecock and news anchor Chris Matthews; documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki and writer Salman Rushdie are interview guests.

Bill Maher has been favorite of subscribers since his first special on the network in 1989, starring in nine solo specials, 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 specials “30 Seconds Over Washington” and “Comic Relief VI™.”

He 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: Sept. 23 (1:30 p.m., 2:50 a.m.), 24 (8:00 p.m.) and 26 (11:00 p.m.)

            HBO2 playdates: Sept. 21 (1:55 a.m.), 22 (9:30 a.m., midnight), 23 (7:00 p.m.) and 25 (10:00 p.m.)

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