HBO renews Maher’s ‘Real Time’

Talkshow gets pickup for eighth season

HBO has given an eighth season renewal to venerable political talkshow “Real Time With Bill Maher.”

Skein bowed in 2003 and has become a Friday-night staple of HBO’s sked. It drew 1.2 million viewers in its primary 10 p.m. airing last season, up 24% from season six.

“Real Time” is exec produced by Maher, Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Brad Grey, Marc Gurvitz and Billy Martin.

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