Maher earned numerous award nominations for his producing, writing and hosting of Politically Incorrect, including ten Emmy nominations, two TV Guide nominations, and two Writers Guild nominations. The show was canceled on June 16, 2002, and the Sinclair Broadcast Group had dropped the show from its ABC-affiliated stations months prior.ABC decided against renewing Maher's contract for Politically Incorrect in 2002, after he made a controversial on-air remark six days after the September 11 attacks. On June 22, 2002, just six days after the cancellation of Politically Incorrect, Maher received the Los Angeles Press Club president's award (for "championing free speech").His critical views of religion were the basis for the 2008 documentary film Religulous.He is a supporter of animal rights, having served on the board of PETA since 1997, Maher began his career as a stand-up comedian and actor. He has been in 18 celebrity relationships averaging approximately 2.7 years each. Famous women who have dated Bill Maher, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These women come in all shapes and sizes, but what they all have in common is that they're all women who Bill Maher has either dated or canoodled with.
In February 2017, Maher invited Milo Yiannopoulos to be interviewed on Real Time.He agreed with his guest, conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza, that the 9/11 terrorists did not act in a cowardly manner (in rebuttal to President Bush's statement calling them cowards). In 2003, Maher became the host, co-producer and co-writer of Real Time with Bill Maher, a weekly hour-long political comedy talk show on the cable television network HBO.In 2010 it had its 9th season, During an interview, Maher told Terry Gross (on NPR's Fresh Air) that he much prefers having serious and well-informed guests on his program, as opposed to the random celebrities that fleshed out his roundtable discussions on Politically Incorrect.In the days following the interview, Yiannopoulos had both his invitation to speak before the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference, as well as a book deal with Simon & Schuster, cancelled.Yiannopoulos subsequently resigned as an editor at Breitbart News.