24 shows

Penn & Teller: Fool Us

January 7, 2011

Illusionists Penn & Teller throw down the gauntlet to aspiring magicians to perform their most mystifying trick - and fool Penn and Teller. Penn & Teller have no prior knowledge of either the performers or the planned trick. They sit in the audience just like everyone else, watching every move the guest magicians make. If any illusionist fools the professionals, they win a five star trip to Las Vegas to perform as the opening act in Penn & Teller's world famous show at the Rio Hotel & Casino.

Criss Angel Mindfreak

July 20, 2005

Criss Angel Mindfreak is a show that aired on A&E Network. It debuted in 2005 and ended in 2010. It centered on stunts and street magic acts by magician Criss Angel.

Masters of Illusion

August 1, 2014

Amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists and escape artists in front of a live audience with performers in each episode display skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines.

Dynamo: Magician Impossible is a fly on the wall documentary series which follows the life of English magician/illusionist Steven Frayne, better known as Dynamo. The show is produced by Phil McIntyre Productions and Inner Circle Films for UKTV channel Watch and Universal Networks International. In 2012, the show was shortlisted at the 17th National Television Awards for Best Entertainment Programme but lost to Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.

The four-episode first series aired from 7 July 2011 until 28 July 2011, with a fifth episode on 28 December 2011. On 1 February 2012, Watch renewed Dynamo: Magician Impossible for a second and third series. The second series premiered on 5 July 2012 and lasted another four episodes, ending on 26 July 2012. The third series aired on 11 July 2013 and concluded on 1 August 2013.

The Masked Magician returns to television to defy his fellow conjurers and disclose the tricks that have captivated audiences for centuries. Nowhere else has a magician dared to expose the secrets behind the world's most mystifying illusions.

T.H.E.M.

June 23, 2004

THEM was a short-lived TV series. On the show, a gang of street magicians set up various scenarios to lure unsuspecting targets. After the team bewildered their victims, they would reveal themselves to the target as one of T.H.E.M.

Wizard Wars

August 19, 2014

Teams of master magicians create and perform original magic routines using random props.

Mindfuck

January 5, 2015

Mindf * ck does away with the classic image of magic glitter curtains and sawn assistants. The viewer gets an insight into underlying psychological principles such as non-verbal communication, deception and influencing the subconscious. Are we in control of our own choices and can we really trust our perception?

Paul Daniels' Secrets

November 15, 1995

Come to Paul Daniels exclusive nightclub and be his guest as he showcases the latest magicians and variety acts.

Phenomenon

October 24, 2007

Phenomenon was a competition show judged by mystifier Uri Geller and illusionist Criss Angel and hosted by Tim Vincent which debuted live on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 on NBC. The show featured ten contestants competing to become the next great mentalist, to be determined by viewers voting by phone and online. The contestants performed their effects on celebrity guests each week. The winner of Phenomenon would win $250,000.

On October 30, 2007, during an interview with Larry King about the show, Angel said "No one has the ability, that I'm aware of, to do anything supernatural, psychic, talk to the dead. And that was what I said I was going to do with Phenomenon. If somebody goes on that show and claims to have supernatural psychic ability, I'm going to bust them live and on television."

The winner of the first season was Mike Super.

The series was cancelled on April 2, 2008, after NBC announced its 2008–2009 schedule.

Now You See It

January 10, 2015

Fast-paced entertainment series voiced by Mel Giedroyc, featuring the best and worst of magic and other incredible performers from around the world.

Masters of Magic

June 2, 2016

Penn & Teller's Magic and Mystery Tour is a 2003 television documentary miniseries starring Penn & Teller. The program was created by the CBC in association with Channel 4 Film.

The show focuses on street magic, and the subjects of each of the three shows are China, India, and Egypt. Unusually for Penn and Teller, Teller speaks in the Egypt episode, even though part of their trademark performance is that Penn does all the speaking.

The Best of Magic

September 13, 1989

The Best of Magic was a British magic show produced by Thames Television for the ITV network that aired from 13 September 1989 to 19 September 1990. The show was hosted by Geoffrey Durham, Simon Mayo, and Anthea Turner, with frequent guest appearances by Arturo Brachetti and Max Maven.

Piégé avec Vincent C

June 10, 2016

The magician Vincent C plays tricks on unsuspecting celebrities and members of the public.

Derren Brown: The Events

September 9, 2009

In 2009, Derren produced four highly complex shows of 'misdirection'. Each event has its own theme, but Derren's aim is always the same: to confuse, to confound and, of course, to control.

The World's Greatest Magic

November 14, 1994

The World's Greatest Magic was a series of American television specials showcasing magic acts. The first of five shows was broadcast by NBC in 1994, and continued with annual editions through 1998. These shows were most often first telecast during the Thanksgiving holidays when special programming would occur. These specials reran occasionally on ABC Family from October 1996 to early 2002.

The first episode was hosted by Robert Urich, the second by Alan Thicke, and the final three episodes by John Ritter. Before each commercial break of every episode, in a segment known as the Mac King School of Magic, Mac King showed viewers a simple magic trick, and would break its steps down after the commercial break so that the audience could perform the same trick for family and friends.

Here's a list of the closing illusions for each of the five shows, and the magicians that performed them:

⁕World's Greatest Magic I: Franz Harary - Space Shuttle vanish

⁕World's Greatest Magic II: Penn and Teller - Magic bullet catch

⁕World's Greatest Magic III: The Pendragons - Disappearance of 25 Vegas showgirls

⁕World's Greatest Magic IV: Lance Burton - Jaws of Death escape

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