September 6, 2017

HBO announced today that Real Time with Bill Maher has been renewed for Seasons 17 and 18, extending its run through at least 2020. The long-running talk show has been continuing its solid performance for the cable network, due in-part to the country's increased interest in the current political landscape. During last year's presidential election, the show drew its largest average audience since 2003.

Hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher, Real time is a weekly talk show featuring journalists, politicians, and celebrities who join Maher in discussing current events happening around the areas of politics and the media.

Season 17 of Real Time with Bill Maher will premiere in 2019, with Season 18 following in 2020.