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Politically Incorrect 

Four guests from the worlds of politics and entertainment join host Bill Maher for a free-wheeling and humorous discussion of current events.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Bill Maher ...  Himself - Host / ... 114 episodes, 1993-2002
Christine O'Donnell Christine O'Donnell ...  Herself / ... 93 episodes, 1994-2002
Lisa Ann Walter ...  Herself / ... 81 episodes, 1996-2002
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Storyline

Political talk show based on the idea that debate is stifled by too much seriousness. Guests are chosen from the worlds of politics and entertainment, often with the goal of creating conflict (ultra-sensitive special-interest groups matched with outrageous comedians). Nevertheless, a relatively friendly atmosphere is maintained, with none of the swearing or chair-throwing common on 'shock-talk' shows. Regular features have included the "Get Over Yourself" award, given to the week's most self-absorbed public figure. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

25 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

P.I. See more »

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ABC cancelled the show even though its ratings were strong, and in some markets it was beating out The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). Host Bill Maher has been quoted as saying it was because the politically conservative Walt Disney Corp., which owned ABC, didn't like his criticisms of the government of President George W. Bush. See more »

Quotes

Bill Maher: [the quote that some say got the show canceled] We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly.
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A Dark Day for ABC TV, killing this GREAT show!
29 June 2002 | by amandalaSee all my reviews

ABC is committing crime against democracy by shutting down this show. Politically Incorrect being on was proof of democracy, it being killed is proof that democracy is in great danger. This was a great show, one of the best political talk shows in the history of TV.


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