Real Time With Bill Maher continues its tenth season Friday, January 27, exclusively on HBO, with an instant replay at 11:00 p.m. following the live presentation.  Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with in-studio and satellite guests.

The roundtable guests this week are journalist Martin Bashir, satirist Kennedy and Cal. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher; chef Mario Batali and former Fla. Rep. Mark Foley are interview guests.

A favorite of subscribers since his first special on the network in 1989, Maher has starred in nine solo specials on HBO, including the hour-long presentations €œBill Maher€¦But I′m Not Wrong,€ €œThe Decider€ and €œI′m Swiss€ (both nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special category), €œVictory Begins at Home,€ €œBe More Cynical,€ €œThe Golden Goose Special€ and €œStuff That Struck Me Funny,€ and two half-hour stand-up specials, plus the HBO specials €œ30 Seconds Over Washington€ and €œComic Relief VI„¢.€

Maher was the creator and host of €œPolitically Incorrect,€ which was produced by HBO Downtown Productions and debuted on Comedy Central in 1993.  The series moved to ABC in 1997 and ran through 2002.

His latest book, €œThe New New Rules:  A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass,€ was published in November and made the New York Times bestseller list.  Maher′s 2006 book, €œNew Rules:  Polite Musings from a Timid Observer,€ also made the New York Times bestseller list, as well as bestseller lists across the country.

He is also author of the books €œWhen You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden:  What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism,€ €œDoes Anybody Have a Problem with That?  The Best of Politically Incorrect€ and the novel €œTrue Story.€  Maher produced and starred in the 2008 feature film €œReligulous,€ the seventh most successful documentary of all time.