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HBO orders two more seasons of 'Real Time with Bill Maher'

Comedian and television host Bill Maher will keep his HBO Real Time talk show for two more seasons. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Comedian and television host Bill Maher will keep his HBO "Real Time" talk show for two more seasons. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 11 (UPI) -- HBO has announced it renewed Real Time with Bill Maher for two more seasons, keeping the weekly talk show on the air through 2024.

"After 19 seasons, Real Time with Bill Maher remains a Friday night destination for fresh perspectives and smart conversation about today's most relevant issues," Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president of HBO programming, said in a statement Friday.

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"His weekly editorials are insightful, must-see viewing in his signature voice, and we're proud to continue our relationship with Bill and the incredible team at Real Time."

Maher said he is happy to stay on the cable network for the near future.

"I'm thrilled to be signing such a fabulous deal with the bestest network," the comedian quipped. "What can I say -- beginner's luck!"

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