Is Real Time with Bill Maher new tonight, February 26?

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Real Time with Bill Maher disappointed fans last week by taking a night off. So what should fans expect to see tonight on HBO?

Fans were looking forward to hearing Bill Maher’s take on Senator Ted Cruz fleeing Texas for Mexico among other stories from Washington that dominated the headlines. Instead, they were treated to the first repeat of season 19.

Things are set to get back on track tonight. There will be a brand new episode of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO.

After Maher shares his thoughts with his monologue and “New Rule” segment, it will be time for the interviews. Real Time returns by welcoming a controversial media figure.

Who’s on Real Time with Bill Maher tonight?

Bill Maher’s lead interview will be with journalist Megyn Kelly. After over a decade at Fox News and a brief stint with NBC, Kelly now hosts “The Megyn Kelly Show” podcast.

The media coverage of former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden could be one main topic of conversation. Kelly has her own history with President Trump and could also offer some insight into how networks like Fox and NBC approach politics.

Another possible discussion point is “cancel culture” and political correctness. It was Kelly’s controversial comments about blackface that ended her professional relationship with NBC. A new crop of Republicans has made cancel culture a point of emphasis so it would be interesting to hear Kelly and Maher go back and forth over the topic.

Both of Real Time with Bill Maher‘s panel guests are familiar faces to fans. Bill Maher will welcome Senator Jon Tester and columnist Ezra Klein.

Sen. Tester is a Democrat from Montana. Last year, he published the book Grounded: A Senator’s Lessons on Winning Back Rural America. He could share his thoughts on political divisiveness in the country and how the Democratic Party can connect more with middle America.

Klein can be read in the New York Times and heard on “The Ezra Klein Show” podcast. His latest book is Why We’re Polarized, a look at how America’s political system is designed to divide people and how Americans are making it easier. This relates to Sen. Tester’s book, giving fans an idea of what to expect from tonight’s Real Time panel.

How to watch Real Time with Bill Maher

Bill Maher has a lot to catch up on tonight so audiences should expect the Real Time host to bring his A-game. The interview with Megyn Kelly is sure to get a lot of attention considering both participants aren’t shy about sharing their thoughts on sensitive subjects. Here are the details you need to know on how to watch:

Date: Friday, Feb. 26
Start Time: 10:00 p.m.
TV Channel: HBO
Live Stream: Watch on HBO Max

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