As shakeups at CNN have continued on and off over the past few months, rumors had emerged that the network would be looking to change around programming between their channel and HBO, which had been recently acquired in their Warner Bros. Discovery merger, and now it appears that they are poised to now reap the benefits of the acquisition.
CNN announced in a statement Monday that they will be airing part of Bill Maher's "Real Time with Bill Maher," which airs on HBO. Maher's post-show segment, "Overtime," will reportedly now be a part of Friday nights during "CNN Tonight." The segment features Maher interviewing the show's guests, as well as interacting with viewer questions.
The move comes after reports that CEO Chris Licht was looking into adding a big name, potentially a comedian, to their lineup as part of a rebooted image and new plans for their weeknight programming. Maher is not expected to leave "Real Time" or create a new show at CNN.
Maher, best known for his political satire and commentary, has hosted "Real Time with Bill Maher" since 2003 after previously hosting "Politically Incorrect" on Comedy Central and later ABC. He has also made frequent appearances as a commentator on various networks, including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and HLN.
Over his career, he has received 41 Primetime Emmy nominations as well as two Grammy nominations and various Producers Guild of America Award and Writers Guild of America Award nominations.
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