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Tom Colicchio, Rachel Maddow topline 'Real Time with Bill Maher' tonight

By April Neale Mar 15, 2013, 16:39 GMT

Tom Colicchio, Rachel Maddow topline 'Real Time with Bill Maher' tonight

Bill Maher (L) and Chris Matthews - "Hardball" Interview Los Angeles, CA, USA © Claudio Uema / PR Photos

Tune in tonight for HBO's smart salon, as host Bill Maher welcomes Education reformer Michelle Rhee as the top-of-show interview guest.

Also booked are reality TV star and Chef Tom Colicchio as the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are economist Jared Bernstein, former Va. Rep. Tom Davis and anchor Rachel Maddow.

The series continues its 11th season Friday, March 15 (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.

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™.”

Bill 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.

Maher's latest book, “The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass,” was published in November 2011 and made the New York Times bestseller list. Maher’s 2006 book, “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer,” also made the New York Times list, as well as bestseller lists across the country. He is also author of the books “When You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism,” “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? The Best of Politically Incorrect” and the novel “True Story.” Maher produced and starred in the 2008 feature film “Religulous,” the seventh most successful documentary of all time.

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            Other HBO playdates: March 17 (1:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), 18 (8:00 p.m.) and 20 (11:00 p.m.)

            HBO2 playdates: March 15 (2:35 a.m.), 16 (9:15 a.m., 11:00 p.m.), 17 (7:00 p.m.) and 19 (10:00 p.m.)

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