Great news for fans of cacophonous political discourse, railing against the right-wing "bubble," and an annual opportunity to see P.J. O'Rourke undo any lingering National Lampoon goodwill: HBO has renewed Real Time With Bill Maher for two more years, keeping the roundtable talk show on the air through 12 seasons and at least 2014. That’s long enough for Maher to offer commentary and "can you believe this shit?" raised eyebrows throughout all of the upcoming presidential election and at least two years of—let's say for argument's sake—Romney's first term or Obama's second, by which point everything should be fixed or even further in the quagmire, depending on your personal outlook. Either way, people will continue to do or say stupid things, and Maher will continue to point out that they are stupid, and all will remain right in the premium cable world.

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