REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER CONTINUES ITS 15TH SEASON MARCH 17, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO; SHELDON WHITEHOUSE IS THE TOP-OF-SHOW INTERVIEW GUEST; JAKE TAPPER IS THE MID-SHOW INTERVIEW GUEST; BARNEY FRANK AND ANDREW SULLIVAN ARE THE ROUNDTABLE GUESTS

Photo: Andrew Sullivan, Barney Frank, Bill Maher (Credit: Janet Van Ham/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 15th season FRIDAY, MARCH 17 (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. RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is the top-of-show interview guest. News anchor Jake Tapper is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are former Mass. Rep. Barney Frank and editor Andrew Sullivan.

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

The show has already been 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 HBO solo specials to date. He is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show “VICE,” which is now in its fifth season 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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