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CNN to air online portion of “Real Time with Bill Maher”

A still frame from a broadcast of "Real Time with Bill Maher" on HBO.
A still frame from a broadcast of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO. (Image courtesy Warner Bros Discovery, Graphic by The Desk)

CNN will start airing the online-only portion of the HBO program “Real Time with Bill Maher” late Friday evenings.

The online portion, called “Overtime,” has streamed on the program’s YouTube Channel for the last few years. The decision to begin airing it on CNN marks the first time that Overtime has been made available on any cable platform.

In a press release on Monday, a CNN spokesperson said Overtime will begin running on the cable news channel Friday evenings at 11:30 p.m., or about a half-hour after Real Time ends on HBO.

Overtime features Maher asking viewer-submitted questions to the guests who appear during his one-hour HBO program. The segment typically runs between eight and 15 minutes long; it was not clear if Overtime will be extended to fit within a certain allotted time frame on CNN.

Real Time with Bill Maher airs Friday evenings at 10 pm. Eastern Time on HBO. The program is available to stream on HBO Max a short time after it airs on television.

CNN and HBO are owned by Warner Bros Discovery.