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25 Jul

'Masters of Illusion' Returns to Television August 1

Category:   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

 The long-running "Masters of Illusion" magic show returns to network television on Friday, August 1, 2014 on the CW Channel. It will magically appear at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (7 Central). Here is a news release from the network:


The CW is pulling a magic show out of its hat.

Production on the show will begin in  July and run through early September, filming in locations including spots on Los Angeles' famed Hollywood Boulevard, New York's Times Square and venues in New Orleans and Orlando.

The network is reviving Masters of Illusion, a show that features comedic magic, daring escapes, grand illusions and more. The series, which ran for three seasons and most recently aired on MyNetworkTV, has received an order for 13 hour-long episodes set to air in 2014.

The series hails from Associated Television International, which boasts the largest library of magic-themed programming. The banner has produced specials including the World Magic Awards and Masters of Illusion Live, the largest globally touring magic show. The tour, now in its third year, has made 135 stops across the U.S. and Canada as well as international tours in Peru, the Philippines and Singapore, with an eight-country European tour in the works.

The new CW incarnation will feature magicians including Rick ThomasMurray SawchuckFarrell DillonJan RouvenDrexusZelandra and Titou, among others. It will be executive produced by Gay Blackstone, a former president of the Academy of Magical Arts, who will again team with producers David Martin and Al Schwartz.

For more information, search "Masters of Illusion" on the Internet.



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