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Showtime's Super Skeptics Slash Into a Sixth Season
"Penn & Teller: Bullshit" returns for 10 new episodes on on Thursday, June 19 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Showtime]

Showtime's Super Skeptics Slash Into a Sixth Season

PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! Returns on Thursday, June 19 at 10 PM ET/PT

LOS ANGELES, May 22 -- SHOWTIME's resident skeptics are back to blow the lid off of popular beliefs in a new season of the award-winning series PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! Penn, a recent contestant on Dancing With the Stars and his partner in crime, Teller, skewer topics ranging from the "green" movement to Eastern medicine to world peace. Season six, which includes ten, half-hour episodes, premieres on Thursday, June 19 at 10 PM ET/PT.

The Las Vegas headliners and world-famous magicians use undercover operatives and copious research to expose the bogus science behind widely accepted notions. The new season's first episode entitled, "The War on Porn," targets feminists, right-wingers and other groups hell bent on regulating pornography. This season, Penn & Teller will cover a range of hot-button issues, including the mass hysteria behind so-called "green" living; the hype over Eastern medicine; world peace; and the true initiators behind the spike in sensitivity training courses being mandated nationwide.

PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! has been nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Best Comedy/Variety series for four consecutive years and won in 2004. It was also nominated three times for Emmys(R) for Outstanding Reality Program and Outstanding Writing for Non-Fiction Programming. The series is produced by the Academy and Emmy(R) Award-winning Wolper Organization and Star Price Productions and executive produced by Price, Mark Wolper and Peter Adam Golden ("The Aristocrats"). Wolper Organization's television credits include The Mists of Avalon, the mini-series The Thorn Birds, and Queen; and the special Legends, Icons and Superstars of the 20th Century. Film credits include L.A. Confidential, Murder in the First and Surviving Picasso.

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. Their 1985 PBS special, Penn & Teller Go Public, won two Emmys(R) and the International Golden Rose. Other television projects include the Emmy(R)-nominated variety series Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular, and the special Penn & Teller's Home Invasion. The award-winning pair has also authored two best-selling books. In 2007, Penn served as host of the NBC game show Identity and hosted his own nationally radio show on CBS stations across the country. Most recently, Teller co-conceived and directed a new version of "Macbeth," which won rave reviews in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) and FLIX(R), as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2(TM), SHOWTIME(R) SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME(R), SHOWTIME BEYOND(R), SHOWTIME NEXT(R), SHOWTIME WOMEN(R), SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE(R) and THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD(TM), SHOWTIME 2 HD(TM), THE MOVIE CHANNEL HD(TM), SHOWTIME ON DEMAND(R), THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMAND(TM) and FLIX ON DEMAND(R). SNI is also an owner and manager of SUNDANCE CHANNEL(R), a venture of NBC Universal, Robert Redford and SNI. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks(TM), a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution which recently launched SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL(TM). All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV(R).

  [may 2008]  


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