Masters of Illusion (TV series)

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Masters of Illusion
Genre Stage magic
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 66 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Paul Sharratt
Gay Blackstone
Location(s) Hollywood, California
Production company(s) Associated Television International
Release
Original network Pax TV (2000–01)
MyNetworkTV (2009)
The CW (2014–)
Original release 2000 – present
Chronology
Related shows Masters of Illusion: Impossible Magic

Masters of Illusion is a magic show broadcast on PAX TV from 2000 to 2001, which was performed on the grand stage at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. The show was revived in 2009 and broadcast on MyNetworkTV. In 2012, MOI was presented as four different specials and run in syndication. The show derives its name from the profession's term Master of Illusion. The series has been revived by The CW with new episodes in 2014, featuring new performers and hosted by Dean Cain.[1][2] The CW ordered a second batch of episodes to air in 2015.[3]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale
1 13 2000 (2000) 2001 (2001)
2 13 January 5, 2009 (2009-01-05) May 18, 2009 (2009-05-18)
3 13 August 1, 2014 (2014-08-01) February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06)
4 13 July 10, 2015 (2015-07-10) October 2, 2015 (2015-10-02)
5 13 May 20, 2016 (2016-05-20) August 26, 2016 (2016-08-26)
6 13 June 30, 2017 (2017-06-30)  ()

Season 1 (2000–01)[edit]

Season 2 (2009)[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Episode 1" January 5, 2009 (2009-01-05)
2 "Episode 2" January 12, 2009 (2009-01-12)
3 "Episode 3" January 19, 2009 (2009-01-19)
4 "Episode 4" January 26, 2009 (2009-01-26)
5 "Episode 5" March 2, 2009 (2009-03-02)
6 "Episode 6" March 9, 2009 (2009-03-09)
7 "Episode 7" March 16, 2009 (2009-03-16)
8 "Episode 8" March 23, 2009 (2009-03-23)
9 "Episode 9" March 30, 2009 (2009-03-30)
10 "Episode 10" April 27, 2009 (2009-04-27)
11 "Episode 11" May 4, 2009 (2009-05-04)
12 "Episode 12" May 11, 2009 (2009-05-11)
13 "Episode 13" May 18, 2009 (2009-05-18)

Season 3 (2014–15)[edit]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Jaws of Death" August 1, 2014 (2014-08-01) 1.06 [4]
2 "Blindfold" August 8, 2014 (2014-08-08) 1.07 [5]
3 "Vanish in Mid Air" August 15, 2014 (2014-08-15) 0.98 [6]
4 "Selbit Sawing" August 22, 2014 (2014-08-22) 1.39 [7]
5 "Walk Through Steel" August 29, 2014 (2014-08-29) 1.19 [8]
6 "Chained" September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05) 1.59 [9]
7 "Levitation" September 12, 2014 (2014-09-12) 1.37 [10]
8 "Under Water" September 19, 2014 (2014-09-19) 1.48 [11]
9 "Evil Met His Match" September 26, 2014 (2014-09-26) 1.01 [12]
10 "Behind the Illusion" January 9, 2015 (2015-01-09) 0.65 [13]
11 "Twist" January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16) 1.02[14]
12 "Close Up" January 30, 2015 (2015-01-30) 0.88[15]
13 "Quick Change" February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06) 0.95[16]

Season 4 (2015)[edit]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Spinning the Classics" July 10, 2015 (2015-07-10) 1.19[17]
2 "Jet Engines, Magic Ducks and Missing Torsos" July 17, 2015 (2015-07-17) 1.19[18]
3 "Metamorphosis and Imagine Dragons" July 24, 2015 (2015-07-24) 1.39[19]
4 "Perception, Piranhas and Pendragon" July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31) 1.24[20]
5 "Big Cats, Dream Girls and Fun Physics" August 7, 2015 (2015-08-07) 1.32[21]
6 "Very Sharp Objects and Flying Pianos" August 14, 2015 (2015-08-14) 1.23[22]
7 "Quick Change Duo, Box of Knives and Floating Beauty" August 21, 2015 (2015-08-21) 1.47[23]
8 "Gravity Defiers, Compactors and Transformations" August 28, 2015 (2015-08-28) 1.27[24]
9 "Spinning the Classics... Too!" September 11, 2015 (2015-09-11) 1.64[25]
10 "Deadly Desires and Non-Sensory Sensibilities" September 18, 2015 (2015-09-18) 1.29[26]
11 "Dancing Tables and Dodging Daggers" September 25, 2015 (2015-09-25) 1.35[27]
12 "Razzle Dazzle!" October 2, 2015 (2015-10-02) 1.31[28]
13 "Separating Mind, Body and Spirit" October 2, 2015 (2015-10-02) 1.34[28]

Season 5 (2016)[edit]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Techno Magic, Quick Change and a Guillotine" May 20, 2016 (2016-05-20) 1.38[29]
2 "A Magical Smorgasbord" May 20, 2016 (2016-05-20) 1.30[29]
3 "Classic Magic Mashups" June 3, 2016 (2016-06-03) 1.13[30]
4 "Beatbox Magic and the Human Beverage Dispenser" June 10, 2016 (2016-06-10) 1.02[31]
5 "Magical Metamorphoses and Masked Men" June 17, 2016 (2016-06-17) 1.05[32]
6 "Invisible Cards, Multipliers and One Chipper" June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24) 1.12[33]
7 "Extreme Levitations, Mind Melds and Water into Wine" July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08) 1.11[34]
8 "Altered States, Great Escapes, and the Return of the Mask" July 15, 2016 (2016-07-15) 0.99[35]
9 "Money Matters, Separation Anxiety and One Ninja Turtle" July 29, 2016 (2016-07-29) 0.86[36]
10 "Body Piercings, Mind Over Matters and Those Crazy Cards" September 9, 2016 (2016-09-09) 1.28[37]
11 "Magic in a Flash, From Thin Air, and One Nail" September 16, 2016 (2016-09-16) 1.01[38]
12 "A Loaf of Bread, A Magic Dollhouse, and Bound By Music" September 23, 2016 (2016-09-23) 0.73[39]
13 "Magic Pup, When Doves Fly, the Physical Transformations" September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30) 0.98[40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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