Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018

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Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018

Postby Steve Moyer » June 12th, 2018, 11:10 pm

MASTERS OF ILLUSION RETURNS FOR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON ON THE CW NETWORK

HOSTED BY DEAN CAIN, THE SERIES RETURNS FRIDAY, JUNE 29 WITH TWO 30-MINUTE EPISODES AIRING BACK TO BACK, STARTING AT 8/7C

Hollywood, CA – MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, will return for a fifth anniversary season on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central.

Masters of Illusion features amazing magic performed by 42 cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines – all in front of a studio audience.

Dean Cain, host of Masters of Illusion, is an actor, producer and writer. Cain also appears in the hit CW series, “Supergirl,” in which he plays the role of Supergirl’s adoptive father, Jeremiah Danvers. Other upcoming projects include the films, “Hate Among Us” (Executive Producer), and as an actor, “Prolonged Exposure,” “Andy the Talking Hedgehog,” “2050” and “Angry Men.” Most recently he executive produced, along with Montel Williams, the critically acclaimed documentary film, “Architects of Denial.” His breakthrough performance as an actor was in the dual roles of Superman/Clark Kent in the television series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.”

The roster of award-winning magicians from around the world appearing in Season Five of Masters of Illusion is a virtual who’s who in the field of magic.

Adam Wilber (New Durham, NH)
Andi Gladwin (Gloucester, UK)
Bill Cook (Chicago, IL)
Billy Kidd (London, UK)
Chipper Lowell (Fullerton, CA)
Chris Funk (The Wonderist) (Winnipeg, Canada)
Chris Korn (Los Angeles, CA)
Chris Randall (Las Vegas, NV)
El Alonzo (The Misfit of Magic) (Toluca Lake, CA)
Eric Jones (Baltimore, MD)
Farrell Dillon (Las Vegas, NV and Boise, ID)
George Iglesias (Lima, Peru)
Greg Frewin (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada)
Greg Gleason (Las Vegas, NV)
Henok Negash (Hollywood, CA)
Jarrett & Raja (Jarrett Parker and Raja Rahman from Las Vegas, NV)
Jason Bird (Las Vegas, NV)
Jason Bishop (Philadelphia, PA)
Jeki Yoo (South Korea and North Hollywood, CA)
Jibrizy (West Hollywood, CA)
Joel Meyers (Los Angeles, CA)
Joseph Gabriel (Las Vegas, NV)
Joseph Reohm (Los Angeles, CA)
Joshua Jay (New York, NY)
Keelan Leyser & Matt Daniel-Baker (London, UK)
Les Arnold & Dazzle (Les Arnold and Alex Arnold, Long Beach, CA)
Michael Grandinetti (Los Angeles, CA)
Murray SawChuck (Las Vegas, NV)
Naathan Phan (Las Vegas, NV and Orange, CA)
Nathan Burton (Las Vegas, NV)
Noora Karma (Helsinki, Finland)
Rick Smith Jr. (Cleveland, OH)
R.J. Cantu (Las Vegas, NV)
Shoot Ogawa (Tokyo, Japan and Simi Valley, CA)
Spidey (Montreal, Canada)
Titou (Baptiste Molard) (Paris, France and Las Vegas, NV)
Tommy Wind (Las Vegas, NV)
Xavier Mortimer (Las Vegas, NV)
Young-Min Kim (Alchemist) (South Korea)

Masters of Illusion is produced by Associated Television International with returning Executive Producers David McKenzie (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “Marie”), Gay Blackstone (“The World Magic Awards” 2007-2009), David Martin (“The World Magic Awards” 2007-2009, “Marie”), and Al Schwartz (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “The Golden Globe Awards” 2013 and 2014), along with Co-Executive Producer Jim Romanovich (“From Rocky To Creed,” “The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards”).

Associated Television International (ATI) is an Emmy Award-winning company that has been the world’s largest producer of magic for both stage and screen for over three decades. ATI’s television series, specials and feature films have aired on all U.S. broadcast networks, major cable channels and with television partners all over the world. Current series in production include: “The Hollywood Christmas Parade,” “Masters of Illusion,” and the Emmy Award-nominated “Laura McKenzie’s Traveler.”

ATI has also been Emmy Award-nominated for its various television specials and series. For more information, please visit www.associatedtelevision.com

To view a Sizzle Reel of Season Five of Masters of Illusion on The CW, please visit:
https://vimeo.com/user4830612/review/27 ... 0699e86ee2

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Re: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018

Postby Brad Henderson » June 13th, 2018, 7:55 am

the most amazing thing about this show is how they invariably take amazing acts and with poor editing make them look at best mediocre.

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Re: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018

Postby Ryan Matney » June 13th, 2018, 8:03 am

Brad Henderson wrote:the most amazing thing about this show is how they invariably take amazing acts and with poor editing make them look at best mediocre.


HAHA!

I couldn't put my finger on why it seems "off." I put it down to all of the audience response seeming to be cut in and fake, disconnected from the performances.
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Re: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018

Postby Jack Shalom » June 13th, 2018, 8:26 am

Well, I am glad that I am preceded by others more brave on this. I was hesitating to be the first to post a negative comment. I find it unwatchable.

Lots of good performers, and it's nice for them to get the work, but I actually wonder if this particular exposure actually does them any good. I guess they can put it on their resume and their pr materials, but as an actual demo of what they can do, I can't think of anything more off-putting.

It's sort of inexcusable at this point, in my opinion, since P&T have proved that this kind of butchery is not necessary for television magic to be effective and garner ratings.

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Re: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018

Postby Ryan Matney » June 13th, 2018, 8:36 am

The performers are great. But it seems like they are performing their act out of order in an empty room. There's no ...'vibe' with the audience.

The public must like it though. I've heard nice comments from laymen and it keeps getting renewed.
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