The CW has renewed magic competition series Penn & Teller: Fool Us and animal videos show World’s Funniest Animals. The second half of the seventh season of Penn & Teller will premiere Jan. 8. The start of the second season of World’s Funniest Animals will be announced later.
Alyson Hannigan hosts Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which sees magicians perform tricks and try to fool magic duo Penn & Teller. The show is created and executive produced by Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden and Andrew Golder, in association with 1/17 Productions and September Films.
Elizabeth Stanton hosts World’s Funniest Animals, which sees her and a celeb guest panel watch and comment on clips of animals doing zany things.
Associated Television International produces World’s Funniest Animals and David McKenzie, David Martin and Laura McKenzie executive produce.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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