Earlier this yr, Invoice Maher appeared to make a devoted effort to make sure that his Actual Time present on HBO was as insupportable as doable, first by reserving well-known asshole Milo Yiannopoulos after which by casually dropping the n-word on reside TV. Everyone forgot about the very first thing after the second factor, however that second factor was dangerous sufficient that a variety of individuals started calling for HBO to fireplace Maher. The community ultimately launched a press release, referring to Maher’s remark as “tasteless” and “fully inexcusable,” however now it seems like HBO could have overstated how “inexcusable” it thought the entire thing was.
As reported by Selection, HBO has renewed Actual Time for 2 extra seasons, extending its run—and Maher’s time on HBO—via no less than 2020. In a press release, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys mentioned, “we’re extremely proud to proceed our longstanding relationship with Invoice Maher,” including that his “distinctive standpoint, coupled together with his ardour and dedication to insightful and informative leisure, has remained unparalleled.” Oddly, the assertion leaves out his fondness for casually dropping racial slurs.