The two "defy labels and their genre of magic and offbeat humor will no doubt provide us with one mind-boggling show," Spike Jones Jr., the show's producer, said Tuesday.
Penn & Teller have been mixing comedy with magic since they teamed up in 1975. The duo regularly performs in Las Vegas and has appeared on numerous TV shows, including their own Showtime program that debunks pop-culture myths and pop-psychology theories.
The 2006 Creative Arts Emmys ceremony will present trophies in 73 categories, including those for technical achievement and guest actors and actresses in series. The ceremony will be held Aug. 19.
The prime-time Emmys are scheduled for Aug. 27.