REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER CONTINUES ITS 14TH SEASON AUG. 5, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO; JULIAN ASSANGE IS THE TOP-OF-SHOW INTERVIEW GUEST; JEFF ROSS IS THE MID-SHOW INTERVIEW GUEST; ROB REINER, RICK SANTORUM AND TARA SETMAYER ARE THE ROUNDTABLE GUESTS

Photo: Julian Assange, Bill Maher (Credit: Janet Van Ham). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 14th season FRIDAY, AUG. 5 (10:00–11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), 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. Julian Assange, editor-in-chief, WikiLeaks, is the top-of-show interview guest. Comedian Jeff Ross is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are director Rob Reiner, former Pa. Sen. Rick Santorum and political commentator Tara Setmayer.

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 5 (midnight), 7 (12:50 p.m.), 9 (4:00 p.m.), 10 (11:00 p.m.) and 11 (4:15 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 5 (3:35 a.m.), 6 (8:20 a.m., 1:35 a.m.), 7 (7:00 p.m.) and 9 (10:30 p.m.)

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

Photo: Rob Reiner, Tara Setmayer, Rick Santorum (credit: Janet Van Ham). Please note this is a promotional for press only.

REAL TIME goes on hiatus after this week’s show, and will resume the season Sept. 16. The show was recently renewed through 2018.

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 recently concluded its fourth season.

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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