Real Time With Bill Maher Season 11, Episode 1 Airs at: January 18, 2013, 10:00 pm ET Network: HBO. Here we go! The Holidays of 2012 have wound up and 2013 arrives with a whole new year of fresh entertainment from HBO. This coming year will surely have surprises as it offers new seasons of all its current shows and launches some new ones like FAMILY TREE. Sadly MIA on that front is CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. There are also HBO Films and specials ahead. In fact, some of us still await PARADE’S END. We will also see James Gandolfini, Hillary Swank, Michael Douglas, Larry Merchant and others join the ranks of talents on the channel too. Just who and what we see when, of course, is out of our control. So, even if you want your GAME OF THRONES right now we just have to take it a month at a time; so, let’s get this year going with WHAT’S ON: HBO Schedule for January 2013.
HBO not only wants you to have “real time” with Bill Maher, but “more time” with him as well. While airing the 24-episode eighth season of Real Time with Bill Maher, the cable network has ordered up 35 installments for season nine of the talk fest. This news comes after the series has been averaging 3.8 million weekly viewers, a combination of the original showings, encores, and DVR viewing.
In much the same format as his previous outing, Politically Incorrect, Maher’s show features a panel of guests who discuss the current happenings in politics and the media. Yet this time there are less actors and celebrities on the panel, and more people that are knowledgeable in that given area. Each episode also includes political or current events skits as well as a monologue and interview before the panel session.
HBO senior VP of entertainment Nancy Geller said that they’ve ordered more episodes than usual because people were always asking why it wasn’t on more often. She said, “A stand-up audience of his recently was so rowdy when they were asking questions about where he’d been.”