HBO Renews 'Real Time With Bill Maher' For 13th Season

January 15th, 2014 5:15 PM

It appears that no matter what disgusting things Bill Maher says about conservatives - especially conservative women! - HBO is going to continue to reward him.

On Wednesday, the cable network announced that it was renewing Real Time with Bill Maher for a 13th season (press release via TV By The Numbers):

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15, 2014 – With the show set to kick off its 12th season this Friday, HBO has renewed Real Time with Bill Maher for a 13th season of 35 editions, to begin in Jan. 2015, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO programming.

“Bill Maher has been a treasured member of the HBO family since the late ‘80s, and his irreverent wit and fearless insights make him the perfect observer for these unpredictable times,” noted Lombardo. “I’m delighted that we can continue to offer an uncensored forum for his original and thoughtful humor.”

Maher stated, “It’s a pleasure to be returning for a 13th season on HBO. It’s something you rarely see in Hollywood: an on-again, on-again relationship.”

Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, Real Time with Bill Maher returns for its 12th season FRIDAY, JAN. 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT). The show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with in-studio and satellite guests. Politico hailed Maher as “a pugnacious debater and a healthy corrective to the claptrap of cable news,” while Variety noted, “There may not be a more eclectic guest list on all of television.”

For those that can stand it, here are some of Maher's most vile comments from 2013:

‘Reagan Was an Amiable Square in a Cowboy Hat Who Had Sex With a Woman He Called Mommy’

Sarah Palin at 16 Was ‘Probably Pregnant But Still in Third Grade’

‘There's Always a Good, Moral, Christian Reason to Tell Everyone You Meet to F--k Off and Die’

Mocks WWII Vets: ‘Nobody Said They Were The Brightest Generation’

George H. W. and Barbara Bush ‘Often Mistaken for a Same-Sex Couple'

Compares Mitch McConnell to Bashar Assad

Tea Partiers Would Love Obama Bringing Congress in on Syria...If He Weren't Black

‘God in the Old Testament Is a Psychotic Mass Murderer’

Called Sarah Palin's Down Syndrome Son Trig a 'Retard'

Reagan Is ‘The Man Most Responsible For Our Decline'

Calls Bike Ride with Wounded Warriors ‘Nauseating,’ Compares Bush to Cleveland Kidnaper

Ted Cruz Has 'The Steely-Eyed Focus of a Serial Killer'

Rapists Go Into the Military For Same Reason Predators Go Into the Catholic Church

Paul Ryan’s Mother Considered Aborting Him

Dr. Carson Is 'The Great Black Hope of the GOP'

Some in Army ‘Are Psychopaths...It’s the One Place Where You Can Kill People for Free’

Compares Senator Mitch McConnell to Newtown Mass Murderer Adam Lanza

'The Israelis Are Controlling Our Government'

Catholic Priests Would Use Birth Control If Altar Boys Could Get Pregnant

Jokes About Boy Scouts Having Oral Sex

‘What’s Happening in Israel Is What Would Happen in America if Tea Party Took Over’

One quite imagines someone uttering any number of the above comments on national television might get fired.

Not at HBO where saying such things gets you a contract extension.

Makes you sick, doesn't it?