HBO renews Bill Maher's 'Real Time' through 2020

By Karen Butler  |  Sept. 6, 2017 at 2:45 PM
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Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The talk show Real Time with Bill Maher has been renewed through 2020.

Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming, made the announcement Wednesday.

The deal between Maher and the cable network also includes the comedian's 11th stand-up special on the network and a retrospective special highlighting memorable moments from Real Time's previous seasons.

"We are incredibly proud to continue our longstanding relationship with Bill Maher," Bloys said in a statement. "As part of the HBO family for nearly 30 years, Bill's distinctive point of view, coupled with his passion and commitment to insightful and informative entertainment, has remained unparalleled."

"I'm extraordinarily grateful to HBO for one of the great relationships of my life, and I applaud their efforts to fight ageism by signing me to this extended deal," added Maher, 61.

The program is currently in its 15th season.

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