Monday, January 30, 2006

More Bullshit!

TOTH to Wayne N. Kawamoto:

In a recent release, Showtime announced that it has picked up seasons four and five of PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! The pick-up order will consist of 10, one-hour episodes for each season with season four premiering on Monday, April 3rd at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

Entering its fourth season, the series feature Penn & Teller, who deliver an aggressive, humorous expose of taboo topics using the duo's trademark humor, knowledge of carnival tricks as well as hidden cameras and blatant confrontation.

Winner of the 2004 and 2005 Writer's Guild Award for Best Comedy/Variety Series and nominated the last three years for the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program and Outstanding Writing For Non Fiction Programming, PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! continues its controversial muckraking throughout season four by confronting many of the institutions society holds dear. Some of the controversial topics for season four will include the death penalty, prostitution and virginity.

Penn & Teller's mix of comedy, magic and the macabre has brought them critical acclaim, sold-out runs on Broadway and their own permanent performance home at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Together since 1975, their award-winning theater show has been a long running hit on and off -Broadway. The duo keeps a busy touring schedule, performing live more than 100 times in 2004 alone.

The 1985 PBS special, "Penn & Teller Go Public," won two Emmys and the International Golden Rose. Other television projects have included the recent Emmy-nominated variety series "Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular" and the special "Penn & Teller's Home Invasion."

The series is produced by the Wolper Organization and Star Price Productions. Wolper Organization's credits include "The Mists of Avalon," "L.A. Confidential," "Murder in the First," "Thornbirds," "Surviving Picasso," "Queen" and "Legends, Icons and Superstars of the 20th Century." Penn & Teller serve as Co-Executive Producers. The Executive Producers are Mark Wolper and Star Price. Peter Adam Golden also serves as Executive Producer whose credits include the critically-acclaimed feature film "The Aristocrats."

"Penn & Teller continue to amaze us with their unique insight and hilarious interpretation of society's hot-button topics," said Greenblatt. "We are delighted to announce the return of one of the most iconoclastic and entertaining shows on television."



Blogger kotkin said...

Wow. That is outstanding. Although I have to wait for the DVD's to be released. I don't get Showtime. It'll be worth the wait.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous jer said...

At TAM4 last week, Penn talked a bit about those upcoming topics plus one that wasn't mentioned in the article: The Boy Scouts of America. Can't wait for that.

8:46 PM  

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