Showtime Picks Up Seasons Four and Five of Their Award-Winning Original Series PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT!
Season Four Series Premiere Monday, April 3rd 10:00 PM ET/PT
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 -- Showtime has picked up seasons four
and five of their award-winning original series, PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT!, it
was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, President of Entertainment, Showtime
Networks Inc. 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
Entering its fourth season, this award-winning series featuring master
showmen Penn & Teller, delivers viewers 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.
"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."
Winner of the prestigious 2004 and 2005 Writer's Guild Award for Best
Comedy/Variety Series and nominated the last three years for the Emmy(R) 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.
The series is produced by the Academy(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning 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's unique 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(R) and the International Golden Rose. Other television
projects have included the recent Emmy(R)-nominated variety series "Penn &
Teller's Sin City Spectacular" and the special "Penn & Teller's Home
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