I saw this advertised on the Syfy website about a week ago and just now got around to starting a thread for it. Sounds like it will be an interesting show!
Premieres Tuesday, August 19 at 10/9c.
Penn & Teller headline this competition series, which takes viewers behind the scenes of magic by challenging a new team of magicians each week to create the most jaw-dropping illusions using an array of random objects and transforming them into eye-popping miracles. The winning team of challengers in the first round then take on the expert "home team" of world-renowned wizards: Two-time World Championship of Magic winner Gregory Wilson; Wynn Resort resident magician Shimshi; YouTube sensation Justin Flom, and internationally renowned mentalist Angela Funovits.
Justin Flom has been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and regularly takes the stage at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and on Disney cruise lines. He has performed in 26 countries and lectures at magic conventions throughout the world. His YouTube channel has received over five million views.
Angela Funovits has performed in Japan, Germany and France, and appeared on NBC's The Phenomenon. She specializes in mind-reading, mentalism and magic manipulation. As a doctor, Angela approaches magic and magic creation not as an art, but as a science.
Shimshi is currently the resident magician for Steve Wynn and the Wynn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Having appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Regis and Kelly and Masters of Illusion, Shimshi is no stranger to television and is equally comfortable performing live. He's performed for many prestigious guests of Steve Wynn, such as Mark Zuckerberg and the Prince of Saudi Arabia.
Gregory Wilson is a two-time World Championship of Magic award-winner and probably best known for his best-selling instructional videos. In 1998, he earned the Most Creative Magician of the Year Award. He is an incredibly accomplished creator, teacher, lecturer and performer, having worked in 40 different countries and 1,000 different cities.
Judges on the show include the aforementioned Penn & Teller, Jason Latimer and Christen Gerhart.