REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER CONTINUES ITS 14TH SEASON FEB. 26, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO; MICHAEL HAYDEN IS THE TOP-OF-SHOW INTERVIEW GUEST; MARK RUFFALO IS THE MID-SHOW INTERVIEW GUEST; JOANNA COLES, MICHAEL ERIC DYSON AND FRAN LEBOWITZ ARE THE ROUNDTABLE GUESTS

Photo (L-R): Bill Maher, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Hayden. (Credit: Janet Van Ham). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 14th season FRIDAY, FEB. 26 (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. National security expert Gen. Michael Hayden is the top-of-show interview guest. Actor Mark Ruffalo is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are editor Joanna Coles, academic Michael Eric Dyson and author Fran Lebowitz.

Other HBO playdates: Feb. 28 (1:00 p.m.) and 29 (3:35 a.m.), and March 1 (4:00 p.m.) and 2 (2:55 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Feb. 26 (3:00 a.m.), 27 (9:45 a.m., midnight) and 28 (7:00 p.m.), and March 1 (10:30 p.m.)

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.

The show has already been renewed for a 15th season of 35 editions, scheduled for 2017.

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 solo specials to date, including the hour-long presentations “Bill Maher: Live from D.C.,” “Bill Maher…But I’m Not Wrong,” “The Decider” and “I’m Swiss” (both nominated for an Emmy® in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special category), “Victory Begins at Home,” “Be More Cynical,” “The Golden Goose Special” and “Stuff That Struck Me Funny,” and two half-hour stand-up specials, plus the specials “30 Seconds Over Washington” and “Comic Relief VI™.” Maher is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show “VICE,” which returns for its fourth season immediately following this week’s show on HBO.

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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