According to Variety, HBO picked up Real Time with Bill Maher for an eighth season.

The show debuted on the cable channel in 2003 and it drew 1.2 million viewers in its 10 p.m. time slot last season. It was up 24% from season six.

Real Time with Bill Maher is executive produced by Maher, Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Brad Grey, Marc Gurvitz and Billy Martin.