A new Real Time with Bill Maher was nowhere to be found last week so what should fans expect tonight?
It was a major case of bad timing last week. During a stretch where Michael Cohen testified in front of Congress and President Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un came up empty, Real Time with Bill Maher took the week off.
A similar issue occurred with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. That meant that fans of insightful political commentary mixed with comedy were down two options. Luckily shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and Conan picked up the slack.
Stephen Colbert returned with new episodes of The Late Show this week. As fans hoped, he didn’t ignore the headlines from last week while also giving his usual take on current news. Like other hosts, he was particularly interested in President Trump’s CPAC speech.
So should fans of Real Time with Bill Maher expect the same return to action? Last week’s absence was tough to handle for fans who have helped keep the ratings steady for the HBO series now in its 17th season.
Patience will be rewarded tonight. Yes, there is a new episode of Real Time with Bill Maher airing tonight. And it should be a good one.
You can read our episode preview to get caught up on who will be stopping by the show. It will be conservative voices who are in the majority tonight, meaning Bill Maher will have to be on top of his game come debate time.
President Donald Trump’s CPAC performance, the sentencing of Paul Manafort, Representative Ilhan Omar’s comments on Israel, and more are all topics that are likely to be discussed. Real Time with Bill Maher is live tonight, Friday March, 8 at 10:00 PM ET on HBO.