HBO inks Bill Maher for two more years


HBOBill Maher has been politically incorrect on television for a long time now – including on late night with Comedy Central and ABC. He is currently in his 10th season producing the current political comedy program “Real Time With Bill Maher” and has a new contract for an 11th and a 12th.

The deal is said to be an extension of his current three year arrangement with the pay cable outlet.
According to The Wrap, HBO’s Michael Lombardo commented, “Bill Maher’s irreverent wit and fearless insights make him the perfect observer for these unpredictable times. I’m delighted that we can continue to offer an uncensored forum for his original and thoughtful humor.”

Lombardo also noted that the renewal keeps Maher’s hopes for an Emmy alive after coming up empty-handed over the course of 27 nominations.

The show is said to be pulling down over 4 millions viewers weekly.