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Penn and Teller

Penn & Teller: Magicians by night, detectives by day?

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 24th 2009 4:26PM
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!Las Vegas magicians and Bullshit! hosts Penn & Teller have inked a deal with ABC for an hour dramedy based on their real lives. To make it a little more interesting, they've added a fictional crime-solving element. Playing essentially themselves, Penn & Teller in the show will have a Las Vegas magician act at night. But during the day, they're "reluctant" detectives, solving crimes and saving lives.

One of the big questions I have is if Teller will talk. I suspect that he won't, even though we all know he can. He doesn't during their work together because it creates more humor that way with Penn blabbing on and on. If this is supposed to be loosely based on their real lives, though, wouldn't he talk once the stage show ends?

However, since this is still a Penn & Teller "show," I'm sure he'll stay silent. There's a lot of sight gags they can do with a silent Teller and a chatty Penn. I've enjoyed the guest stints they've had on other shows, and think they're one of the most entertaining acts in the world, so I'm intrigued.

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Sissy Spacek Joins 'Big Love' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 18th 2009 11:40AM
Sissy Spacek Big LoveSissy Spacek joins 'Big Love,' 'The Beautiful Life: TBL' premieres to ugly ratings, Penn and Teller to star in a new ABC comedy pilot and more of today's top TV headlines.

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What's On Tonight: Project Runway, Royal Pains, Real Housewives of Atlanta

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 27th 2009 4:01PM
  • Penn and TellerAt 8, CBS has a new Big Brother.
  • FOX has Pre-Season Football at 8, the Bucs vs. the Dolphins.
  • ESPN has more Little League World Series coverage at 8.
  • At 9, MTV has a new Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, followed by new episodes of Bully Beatdown, Nitro Circus, and Pranked.
  • Spike has a new TNA Impact! at 9.
  • BBC America has a new Skins at 9.
  • At 10, USA has the season finale of Royal Pains.
  • Lifetime has a new Project Runway at 10.
  • There's a new Ace of Cakes on Food Network at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Real Housewives of Atlanta at 10.
  • Also at 10: Showtime has the season finale of Penn & Teller: Bullshit at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Big Brother, TNA Impact, Project Runway

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 20th 2009 4:03PM
  • Royal PainsAt 8, ABC has a new Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
  • CBS has a new Big Brother at 8.
  • FOX has Pre-Season Football at 8, the Eagles vs. the Colts.
  • At 9, Syfy has the movie Rise of the Gargoyles.
  • Discovery has a new American Loggers at 9.
  • Spike has a new TNA Impact at 9.
  • BBC America has a new Skins at 9.
  • At 10, Lifetime has the season premiere of Project Runway., then the series premiere of Models of the Runway.
  • USA has a new Royal Pains at 10.
  • Food Network has a new Ace of Cakes at 10.
  • There's a new Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo at 10.
  • Also at 10: Showtime has a new Penn & Teller: Bullshit.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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America's Got Talent: Results show two

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Aug 13th 2009 12:30AM
America's Got Talent
(S04E16) Twelve more acts performed last night, and we learned in this America's Got Talent second results show who would join Arcadian Broad, Acrodunk, Drew Thomas Magic, Kevin Skinner, and Grandma Lee in the Top 20. The show also confirmed that it would be returning for another season.

From what I've read on the web, most people thought that Charles DeWayne and the Voices of Glory would move through to the next round without a doubt. As for which acts would get the other three spots, fans could not agree since a lot of the remaining acts gave so-so performances or were too close to call. Did Charles and the Voices of Glory siblings get a spot in the Top 20? Which other acts will stay in Hollywood for the next round? The results, including a shocking turn of events, coming up!

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What's On Tonight: Big Brother, Ace of Cakes, Royal Pains

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 6th 2009 4:02PM
  • Burn NoticeSyfy has a Warehouse 13 marathon all night.
  • At 8, CBS has a new Big Brother.
  • FOX has the two-hour season finale of So You Think You Can Dance at 8.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack at 8.
  • At 9, USA has the summer finale of Burn Notice, then a new Royal Pains.
  • BBC America has the season premiere of Skins at 9.
  • TLC has the series premiere of Police Women of Broward County at 9.
  • Spike has a new TNA Impact at 9.
  • At 10, Bravo has a new Real Housewives of Atlanta.
  • Food Network has a new Ace of Cakes at 10.
  • There's a new Tosh.0 on Comedy Central at 10.
  • Also at 10: Showtime has a new Penn & Teller's Bullshit.
  • At 10:30, IFC has the series premiere of Bollywood Hero.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Big Brother, X Games, Real Housewives of Atlanta

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 30th 2009 4:01PM
  • Penn and TellerAt 8, CBS has a new Big Brother.
  • TCM has Gone with the Wind at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance.
  • USA has a new Burn Notice at 9, then a new Royal Pains.
  • ESPN has the X Games at 9.
  • Spike has a new TNA Impact at 9.
  • At 10, Bravo has the season two premiere of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
  • Food Network has a new Ace of Cakes at 10.
  • There's a new Tosh.0 on Comedy Central at 10.
  • Also at 10: Showtime has a new Penn & Teller's Bullshit.
  • At 10:30, ESPN2 has Los Angeles Open tennis.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Next week's Penn & Teller is all about lies, lies, lies

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 17th 2009 3:25PM
I watched a TV show years ago that showed you how to beat a polygraph test, if you're ever in the situation where you need to beat a polygraph. Next Thursday's Penn & Teller: Bullshit! is titled "Lie Detectors," and here's a preview. It shows a married couple going to a lie detector specialist because the wife thinks that the husband might be cheating on her. Ah, love.

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What's On Tonight: J.K. Rowling, Big Brother, Tosh.0, Penn & Teller

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 16th 2009 4:05PM
  • Royal PainsAt 8, ABC has J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life.
  • CBS has a new Big Brother at 8.
  • At 9, USA has a new Burn Notice, then a new Royal Pains.
  • There's a new TNA Impact on Spike at 9.
  • At 10, NBC has a new episode of The Listener.
  • Bravo has a new episode of The Fashion Show at 10.
  • Comedy Central has a new Tosh.0 at 10.
  • Also at 10: Showtime has a new Penn & Teller: Bullshit.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Just another month and a half until Top Chef returns

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 8th 2009 7:01PM
Top Chef Las VegasTop Chef Masters returns to Bravo tonight (after a week off), but some fans aren't into this more "professional" edition of the reality show and are waiting patiently (or maybe not too patiently) for the "real" Top Chef to return. You only have about six more weeks to wait.

Top Chef Las Vegas will premiere on August 26. According to the press release, we're going to see a lot of stars in this season too (only not as contestants, of course), including Penn & Teller, Todd English, Natalie Portman, Wolfgang Puck, Charlie Palmer, Daniel Bouland, and Nigella Lawson. Padma Lakshmi will be back as host, along with judges Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, and Toby Young (who a lot of fans don't seem to like that much, at least in his role here).

This could be a very fun season, considering what Las Vegas is like (as famous now for its restaurants as its gambling).

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What's On Tonight: Samantha Who, Wizard Of Oz, The Listener

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 2nd 2009 4:07PM
  • USA has a Burn Notice marathon all night (but no new episode).
  • Sci-Fi has a Twilight Zone marathon all night.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Samantha Who?, followed by a new In The Motherhood.
  • TCM has The Wizard of Oz at 8.
  • G4 has a new X-Play at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance.
  • Larry King Live broadcasts from inside Neverland Ranch on CNN at 9.
  • Spike has a new TNA Impact at 9.
  • At 10, NBC has a new episode of The Listener.
  • Showtime has a new Penn & Teller: Bullshit at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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This preview of tonight's Penn & Teller: Bulls**t! premiere is NSFW (and LOL)

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 25th 2009 4:24PM
Tonight at 10PM on Showtime it's the seventh season premiere of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! Yup, it's in its seventh season. They've covered a lot of controversial topics over the years and this episode will be no exception. Here's a preview. Before you hit play, please note that the topic is orgasms.

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What's On Tonight: Samantha Who, Burn Notice, American Chopper

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 25th 2009 4:04PM
  • Penn and TellerAt 8, ABC has a new Samantha Who?, followed by a new In The Motherhood and a Michael Jackson Tribute.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Chowder at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance at 9.
  • USA has a new Burn Notice at 9, then a new Royal Pains.
  • TLC has a new American Chopper at 9.
  • ESPN2 has a FIFA Confederations Cup soccer semifinal match at 9.
  • At 10, ABC has Farrah Fawcett: Her Life, Her Loves, Her Legacy.
  • NBC has a new episode of The Listener at 10.
  • Showtime has the season premiere of Penn & Teller's Bullshit at 10 (two episodes).
  • Comedy Central has a new Tosh.0 at 10.
  • At 10:30, Current has a new Rotten Tomatoes Show.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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And now, video of Penn Jillette juggling broken bottles

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 5th 2009 2:26PM
I can juggle a little bit, and one thing I can do it juggle a loaf of bread, a can of soda, and a piece of candy. It took a while to get used to the difference weights and sizes, but it was easy compared to this. It's Penn Jillette, juggling broken bottles, a preview of a new "Las Vegas" episode of TLC's Time Warp that will air on June 17. I guess it's one of those things where you have to think that you're still juggling bottles that aren't broken or you'll lose your concentration.

Can't embed that video, but here's Penn doing the same thing in London a while back.

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Penn Jillette tries to pick up an M&M ... with chopsticks!

by Bob Sassone, posted May 20th 2009 7:10PM
This isn't from a late night show or a clip from Penn & Teller's magic act, it's actually from yesterday's Glenn Beck Show on Fox News. Penn has been on the show before, and besides talking about Lindsey Graham, Libertarianism, and gay rights, he tries to pick up an M&M with chopsticks. Does he succeed?

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