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Penn & Teller to Host Creative Arts Emmy Awards Show Aug. 19

Comedy magic duo, Penn & Teller will host the 2006 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Aug. 19, 2006, at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, which is not part of the Emmy awards network broadcast on Aug. 27.

In addition, Spike Jones Jr., along with exec producers Michael A. Hoey and John Moffitt will return to produce the show, as a team, for the ninth year.

In 1985, Penn & Teller were receiving rave reviews for their Off-Broadway show and Emmy award-winning PBS special, PENN & TELLER GO PUBLIC. The first of more than 20 appearances on LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN soon followed, along with appearances on a wide range of television: THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, MIAMI VICE, LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN OBRIEN, HOLLYWOOD SQUARES, THE TODAY SHOW, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE DREW CAREY SHOW, FRIENDS, DHARMA & GREG, HOME IMPROVEMENT, and one of televisions most honored rolls: animated guests on THE SIMPSONS.

They also created their own television projects, including PENN & TELLERS SIN CITY SPECTACULAR, PENN & TELLERS HOME INVASION, the Showtime movie PENN & TELLERS INVISIBLE THREAD and the NBC specials DONT TRY THIS AT HOME and PENN & TELLER: OFF THE DEEP END. Their latest project, PENN & TELLER: BULLSHIT! for the Showtime network, is in its fourth season.

This is Jones' 12th year as producer of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Through his company SJ2 Entertainment, he has established himself as a leading player in the areas of awards shows and live TV variety shows. He produced award ceremonies for The Museum of Television & Radio in both New York and Los Angeles, as well as the live red carpet arrivals for the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards and Spike TV's Video Game Awards Arrivals and After Bash. Jones has a long line of credits with the major networks and has also produced and directed projects for HBO, Showtime, A&E Networks, MTV, VH1, The History Channel, Spike TV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite and TV Land. Currently, he is exec producing ANIMAL ATLAS, an MGM syndicated series

The 2006 Creative Arts Awards will present Emmys in 73 categories, including animation programming, visual effects, music, editing, voice acting as well as individual animation achievements are included in this ceremony devoted to the crafts. The Engineering Awards and the Interactive Media Awards will also be presented during this years show.