Is Real Time with Bill Maher new tonight, April 19?

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Another week has come to a close. But late-night TV can't officially end the week without Real Time with Bill Maher. So what should fans expect to see tonight on HBO?

Real Time with Bill Maher certainly earned some extra attention last week. Host Bill Maher shared his thoughts on abortion, drawing varying levels of praise and criticism from both sides. So in other words, a typical Real Time episode.

There's no reason not to expect more of the same on Friday night. There will be a brand new episode of Real Time with Bill Maher tonight.

And per usual, there's no shortage of topics to cover in Maher's monologue, panel discussions, or "Overtime" segment. Jury selection in Donald Trump's trial, U.S. support for Israel, and more should all be up for conversation.

Who's on Real Time with Bill Maher tonight?

First up, Bill Maher will interview Jillian Michaels. It's the first Real Time appearance for the fitness expert and television personality.

Michaels may want to plug her fitness app while speaking with Maher. The comedian hasn't been shy about sharing his thoughts on America's health problems, specifically when it comes to weight. It will be interesting to hear how Maher covers the subject with an expert like Michaels.

Tonight's panel features two returning guests. Historian Jon Meacham and journalist Jane Ferguson are back on Real Time with Bill Maher.

Meacham helped write speeches for Joe Biden's campaign in 2020, so he could have some insight into how the Biden team will approach things in 2024. Meacham can also put the current election in historical context as we witness the unprecedented trial of Donald Trump.

Ferguson is a special correspondent for PBS NewsHour. She has experience covering the Middle East, so look for Maher to get her take on the situation in Israel, as well as where things stand with Iran.

Real Time with Bill Maher airs tonight, April 19, on HBO at 10:00 p.m. ET. The show is also available to stream on Max. "Overtime" airs on CNN.