This week’s “Real Time” boasts a line up that would make Ted Cruz weep.
2/5/16 2nd Update: originally booked mid-show interview filmmaker Michael Moore is reportedly in an intensive-care unit with pneumonia, he said Thursday on his verified Twitter account.
Moore was set to discuss the water crisis in Flint, Mich., and his new film, Where to Invade Next, is set for limited release Feb. 12 .
2/4/16 Update: Bill Maher’s producers changed out the midshow guest Michael Moore for Erin Brockovich. Brockovich is a consultant with law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, as they prepare a lawsuit against SoCal Gas for residents afflicted by headaches, nausea, nosebleeds and other illness.
He is also hosting the First Lady of modern feminism, Gloria Steinem. And his panel will also include the always entertaining former Lampoon editor-turned-author P.J. O’Rourke.
The show has already been renewed for a 15th season of 35 editions, scheduled for 2017. Ahead of the show, HBO sent some goodies:
Ahead of the show this week, HBO sent some goodies:
Real Time With Bill Maher: Web Exclusive New Rule – Inflate Gate (HBO)
Real Time With Bill Maher: Web Exclusive New Rule – Hindus and Dont’s (HBO)
The series continues its 14th season and on this Friday, February 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at midnight, exclusively on HBO.
Maher will begin with a monologue, then introduce Gloria Steinem is the top-of-show interview guest. Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich is the mid-show interview guest.
The roundtable guests are humorist P.J. O’Rourke, TV host Alex Wagner and political commentator Armstrong Williams.
Other HBO playdates: Feb. 7 (1:30 p.m.), 8 (5:35 a.m.), 9 (4:30 p.m.) and 10 (3:20 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Feb. 5 (3:30 a.m.), 6 (9:45 a.m., 11:20 p.m.), 7 (5:00 p.m.) and 9 (11:15 p.m.)
Last week’s show saw one of oddest bookings on the HBO series, ever. Dr. Samir Chachoua is an unlicensed doctor who Charlie Sheen revealed he consulted with in Mexico to treat his HIV.
Samir revealed Sheen was “incontinent” and then referenced Sheen’s appearance on Dr. Oz’s show in January. He also claimed Sheen was “the first adult in history to go HIV negative”, adding: “The conventional medicine has never done that.”
Meanwhile, Sheen’s American doctor, Robert Huizenga is reportedly overseeing Sheen’s return to his prescribed course of treatment.
The best bit? The Bernie Sanders Iowa ad.