In 1993, Maher was offered his own talk show by Comedy Central. Maher developed the show as a roundtable discussion on current events. "Politically Incorrect" (1994) premiered to critical acclaim and attracted major celebrities as well as politicians and pundits. In 1997, the show moved to ABC where it aired to continued success. On September 17, 2001, Maher made controversial comments regarding the terrorists who orchestrated the September 11 attack on the US. Sponsors pulled their ads and affiliates refused to air the show. ABC canceled the show in 2002, citing "low ratings". Maher had been nominated for 11 Emmys for his work on the show. In 2003, he was able to continue his television work with a similar program on HBO titled "Real Time with Bill Maher" (2003). He remains single and lives in Los Angeles.