Close on the heels of its Emmy® nominations for best Outstanding Reality Program and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming, SHOWTIME has renewed its controversial and irreverent series PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT!, from the Wolper Organization, for a third season, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, President, Entertainment for Showtime Networks Inc. Featuring master showmen Penn & Teller, the series initially premiered on SHOWTIME in January 2003, offering viewers an aggressive, humorous exposé of taboo topics using the duo's trademark humor, knowledge of carnival tricks and con-artistry, as well as hidden cameras and blatant confrontation. According to TV Guide, the series "is what 60 Minutes might be like if it were run by the creators of South Park."
Production on 13 new half-hour episodes will begin in the first quarter of next year, with the third season premiere slated for later in 2005.
Penn and Teller made an appearence on Babylon 5 in the episode Day of the Dead. Though they really just sat around and looked pretty, the episode was one of my favorite. That episode was also written by Neil Gaiman.