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HBO Sets Return Date For Real Time With Bill Maher

HBO announced today at the top of its TCA presentation that Real Time with Bill Maher will return on Inauguration Day January 20. He is celebrating that day not because of the inauguration of Donald Trump, HBO said, but because its also Mahersbirthday. AndKellyanne Conways, by the way. The premium cable network also noted thatthe debut of Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds which the channel moved from a May dateto January 7 following the ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2017/01/hbo-real-time-with-bill-maher-return-date-1201886989/

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of January 16, 2017

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed — or at least be able to fake it — with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   Baskets (Season Premiere) Thursday at 10 p.m. on FX Why: Good question. After all, it's not an easy sell. Zach Galifianakis playing both a failed professional clown and his twin brother, opposite Louie Anderson as their Costco-loving mom (in a role originally conceived with British actress Brenda Blethyn in mind)? Perhaps only on FX could a show like this not only air, but succeed. Created by Galifianakis with Louis C.K. and showrunner Jonathan Krisel, the quirky comedy was one of 2016's most unique new shows, earning critical raves and even winning Anderson an Emmy. And Season 2 is just as wonderfully weird. It begins with the Baskets family left in the dark as Chip jumps on a train out of Bakersfield and joins a gang of ne'er do wells in search of a simpler life, only to find himself dragged right back into some serious drama. Prepare to talk about: "Emmy-winning actor Louie Anderson" (still sounds a little strange, eh?); Chip vs. the tin can.   Real Time with Bill Maher (Season Premiere) Friday at 10 p.m. on HBO Why: Bill Maher's weekly late-night show premiered in 2003, during a particularly divisive moment in the Bush administration's first term. From the hunt for weapons of mass destruction to the legalization of same-sex marriage, Maher has been on HBO for all of the most important political moments of the past 15 years. But perhaps no moment is more important — or bizarre — than this one. So it's fitting that his new season begins on Inauguration Day. Off the air since just after Election Day, the comedian will have a plethora of topics to riff on. Underqualified appointees? Got 'em! Conflicts of interest? Over here! Twitter tirade? Sure! But which one? Add a few outraged liberal guests, a gleeful conservative pundit, and a confused celebrity, and you've got a real time to remember. Prepare to talk about: Everyone who wants to repeal Obamacare but save the Affordable Care Act, a topic perfect for Maher to pick apart; how inspirational and fun the inauguration wasn't.   Beaches Saturday at 8 p.m. on Lifetime Why: Again, good question. Is this at all necessary? No. I mean, it truly is not. And yet, it exists. So once you make peace with that truth, it's kind of fun. There are really lovely, charming moments between Idina Menzel (in the Bette Midler role of CC) and Nia Long (as Hillary, originally played by Barbara Hershey), mostly when they are relaxed and playful. When the drama heats up and the actresses fight, things get pretty… Lifetimey. But, of course, that's also good fun for our inner snarkmonsters. As are the early adulthood scenes. It's always a hot mess when 45-year-olds play 25-year-olds. And then there's the music. There are several new songs and there's even a cute nod to Menzel's pre-Broadway days as a wedding singer on Long Island. But she also takes on two of the original film's biggies: "The Glory of Love" and "Wind Beneath My Wings." A lot can be forgiven once you've heard the Tony winner's take on that power ballad. Prepare to talk about: Which classic film the network should remake next; how much Lifetime should have pushed to get Cheno in the Hillary role.   T.J. DeGroat is the editor of SideReel. Yes, he does know that he's your hero. Follow him on Twitter . div.post p { text-align: justify; }

Bill Maher: Donald Trumps Adventures In Oppositeland

In the wake of the presidential election, Bill Maher says his big talking point for 2017 will be: Why do we need two Dakotas? Can we just start with that? There definitely should not be four senators from the Dakota territory. If there's two Dakotas, we should have 15 f**king Californias, Maher complained. Dem candidate Hillary Clinton won the election by almost 3M votes, Maher said in an interview on attn, conducted while his HBO show is on hiatus. This whole we ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2016/12/bill-maher-donald-trumps-adventures-in-oppositeland-1201873322/

HBO Is Selling Bill Mahers Blue Were Still Here Baseball Caps After All

Thepost-election pivots keep coming: HBO is indeed selling those blue Were Still Here baseball caps unveiledon the November 11 fall season finale of Real Time With Bill Maher . Although HBO spokespeople weredoubtfulearlier this month when Deadline asked about the possibility of a hat sale, the channels online store HBO Shop is now hawking em, right alongside otherNew Arrivalslike Game of Thrones crown-shaped Christmas ornaments and $39.95 Vice Principals ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2016/11/hbo-selling-bill-maher-blue-still-here-baseball-caps-1201860292/

Bill Maher Invites President-Elect Donald Trump to Visit 'Real Time'

"It took me eight years to get [President] Obama on maybe he'll come on," Maher said during the show's season finale Friday. ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/PY8wbA1ntKE/bill-maher-invites-president-elect-donald-trump-real-time-946782

Real Time With Bill Maher Will Be Livestreamed On YouTube Tonight

The seasonfinale of HBOs Real Time With Bill Maher willbe livestreamed on the program's YouTube channel tonight. The episode comes a week after Mahers interview with Barack Obama and thepre-election episode that sawthe downcast comedian worried over the possibility of a Trump victory. Both the livestream (YouTube.com/RealTime) and the HBO airing begin at10 PM ET (tape-delayed PT). Tonights episodewill be available on YouTubeafter the livestream. ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2016/11/real-time-with-bill-maher-livestreamed-youtube-tonight-1201853226/

Bill Maher Says Hes Sh-tting in My Pants Over a Donald Trump Win (Video)

Somebody hand Bill Maher a pack of Depends already. Ive had a couple of drinks. I really have. I mean, Im sh-tting in my pants, Maher told guests on his Real Time show on Friday night, discussing the prospect of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump winning the election. Guests Martin Short , former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm and The Atlantic senior editor David Frum all dug into Trumps trajectory from novelty potential candidate to viable contender.   ...Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/auto-draft-25/

Real Time With Bill Maher Finally Snagged an Interview with Obama

The soon-to-be-former POTUS will appear on the show November 4. ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2016/10/real-time-with-bill-maher-finally-snagged-obama.html?mid=full-rss-vulture

Real Time With Bill Maher Finally Lands President Barack Obama

After nearly a year of on-airpleading and a national petition at whitehouse.gov,Bill Maher has landed President Barack Obama as a guest for his HBO program Real Time With Bill Maher . Maher will interview the president at the White House this week for airing next Friday, Nov. 4. Maher made the announcement on his show tonight, joking that it only took eight years of trying. Actually, more like one year: Last January, Maher announced on his HBO show that hed posted a ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2016/10/bill-maher-barack-obama-real-time-with-bill-maher-hbo-1201844936/

Bill Maher: Hollywood Blockbusters Predicted Trumpocalypse

Bill Maher gave props to Hollywood particularly its sci-fi visions for showing voters both the end of our world and a way to salvation: In his episode-closing New Rules comic monologue, the host of HBOs Real Time With Bill Maher last night asked what movies like Divergent, The Hunger Games, Elysium, Snowpiercer and The Giver have in common. Can you guess? How aboutpost-apocalyptic worlds rescued and controlled by a cold, technocratic boss lady in a  ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2016/10/bill-maher-hollywood-donald-trump-hillary-clinton-apocalypse-1201836996/
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