Is Real Time with Bill Maher new tonight, October 13?

Bill Maher (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization )
Bill Maher (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for J/P Haitian Relief Organization ) /

Real Time with Bill Maher has wasted no time getting back into the mix after returning from hiatus. So what should late-night TV fans expect to see tonight on HBO?

Since Real Time returned following the end of the Writers Guild of America strike, host Bill Maher has been his usual self. That means getting viewers on both sides of the issues to either agree with him or get annoyed at some point or another.

We’ll see what Maher has in store for his audience on Friday. There will be a brand new episode of Real Time with Bill Maher tonight.

Maher’s monologue and desk pieces have a lot to get through. He’ll likely have something to say about Republicans in Congress struggling to find a replacement for Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House. And undoubtedly, Maher will share his thoughts on the violence in Israel and Palestine.

Who’s on Real Time with Bill Maher tonight, October 13?

First up, Bill Maher goes one-on-one with technology ethicist Tristan Harris. He’ll be making his fourth appearance on Real Time. Harris is the executive director and co-founder of the nonprofit organization Center for Humane Technology. Additionally, he co-hosts the podcast Your Undivided Attention exploring “the unprecedented power of emerging technologies: how they fit into our lives, and how they fit into a humane future.”

Tonight’s panel will feature two guests. One has been on the show before, while the other makes their Real Time with Bill Maher debut.

James Kirchick is a reporter, columnist, and author. He contributes to the conservative Jewish online magazine Tablet. Kirchick is also the author of the book Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington.

Matt Duss stops by Real Time for the first time. He is executive vice-president at the Center for International Policy. Prior to that, he served as Senator Bernie Sanders’ foreign policy advisor and president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

Real Time with Bill Maher airs tonight, October 13, at 10:00 p.m. ET on HBO.