Did you sign the petition?
Last week Bill’s birthday request to have President Obama on the show was announced and the result is staggering, as over the requisite 100,000 people have inked their name in the hopes of getting POTUS on HBO “Real Time with Bill Maher” before he is out of office. The show also featured former VP Al Gore and frequent Real Time flier, academic Dr. Cornel West.
— Real Time (@RealTimers) January 19, 2016
The series is still on fire and continues its 14th season Friday, Jan. 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:00 p.m., on HBO. Maher has his routine down cold, the opening monologue, the top of the show guest and then the panel is introduced, then the mid-show guest is brought out. The show ends with Maher’s cracking good “New Rules” where he sums up whatever is grinding his and the Realtimer’s gears. Maher is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show “VICE,” which returns for its fourth season Feb. 5 on HBO.
Check out some newly released previews:
This week: Texas Rep. Michael McCaul is the top-of-show interview guest. Filmmaker Seth MacFarlane is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are Fla. Rep. Alan Grayson, political consultant Liz Mair and author Jon Meacham.
Maher headlined his first special on the network in 1989 and has starred in ten solo specials to date.
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 24 (1:00 p.m.), 25 (2:10 a.m.), 26 (7:30 p.m.) and 27 (12:45 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 22 (3:00 a.m.), 23 (9:45 a.m., 11:10 p.m.), 24 (6:30 p.m.) and 26 (10:30 p.m.)