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REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
Air Date: Friday, August 11, 2017
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#433/1523) "Richard Dawkins; Jon Meacham and Fareed Zakaria; Jim Parsons"
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REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER CONTINUES ITS 15TH SEASON AUG. 11, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO; RICHARD DAWKINS IS THE TOP-OF-SHOW INTERVIEW GUEST; JIM PARSONS IS THE MID-SHOW INTERVIEW GUEST; JON MEACHAM AND FAREED ZAKARIA ARE THE ROUNDTABLE GUESTS

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 15th season FRIDAY, AUG. 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at midnight, exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists and interviews with guests. Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is the top-of-show interview guest. Actor Jim Parsons is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are presidential historian Jon Meacham and journalist Fareed Zakaria.

The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

Politico has hailed Maher as "a pugnacious debater and a healthy corrective to the claptrap of cable news," while Variety noted, "There may not be a more eclectic guest list on all of television."

Maher headlined his first special on the network in 1989 and has starred in ten HBO solo specials to date. He is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show "VICE," which is now in its fifth season on HBO.

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER has already been renewed through 2018.

The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Brad Grey, Marc Gurvitz, Dean E. Johnsen and Billy Martin; co-executive producer, Chris Kelly; producer, Matt Wood; director, Paul Casey.

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REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/21/03 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2017)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
15 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's 16th of 35 episodes) on 7/30/16
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, July 2017) REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER: Now in its 15th season, this Emmy(R)-nominated weekly live show is devoted to news and comedy, allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues. Editions debut Fridays at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bill Maher as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Maher as EP
· Billy Martin as EP
· Brad Grey as EP
· Chris Kelly as CO-EP
· Dean E. Johnsen as EP
· Marc Gurvitz as EP
· Matt Wood as PROD
· Paul Casey as DIR
· Scott Carter as EP
· Sheila Griffiths as EP
GENRE(S):
· talk show
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Brad Grey Television