Eliot Spitzer, Reza Aslan, Sarah Slamen on HBO's 'Real Time' Friday

So let's talk last week's "Real Time with Bill Maher."

Republican anti-tax, anti-choice activist Grover Norquist and former GOP Congressman Connie Mack of Florida had their carefully coiffed hair blow back a bit when gay blogger Dan Savage went on a tear about gay parents and their children.

He told Maher, “I’m always telling people who say two men can’t make a baby, ‘Anything is possible for God.’ I’m going to keep inseminating my husband and keep my fingers crossed.”

Real Time with Bill Maher continues its 11th season Friday, July 26 (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.

This week Bill hosts women’s rights activist Sarah Slamen is the top-of-show interview guest. Theologian Jim Wallis is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are writer Reza Aslan, former Ohio Rep. Bob Ney and former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

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.

            His 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.

            Other HBO playdates: July 28 (1:30 p.m., 3:20 a.m.), 30 (7:30 p.m.) and 31 (11:00 p.m.)

            HBO2 playdates: July 26 (2:10 a.m.), 27 (9:45 a.m., midnight), 28 (7:00 p.m.), 29 (8:00 p.m.) and 30 (10:00 p.m.)

            For more information on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, visit www.hbo.com/real-time-with-bill-maher. Facebook page: facebook.com/Maher. Twitter: @Realtimers.


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