The Carbonaro Effect

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The Carbonaro Effect
Directed byPhil Britton
Leo Scherman
StarringMichael Carbonaro
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes73
Camera setupHidden camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Fields Entertainment
11 Productions
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseApril 1, 2014 – present
Related showsCandid Camera

The Carbonaro Effect is an American hidden camera/practical joke reality television series. The show debuted on April 1, 2014, and is currently airing on truTV. The show is hosted by magician and prankster Michael Carbonaro. He performs tricks on people caught on hidden camera. At the end of each trick or practical joke, he refers to the fictional "Carbonaro Effect." To promote the second half of the first season, TBS aired a two-hour marathon on October 30, 2014.[1] The second season premiered on April 1, 2015. The third season premiered on February 1, 2017. The fourth season premiered on May 17, 2018, along with a new insider series titled The Carbonaro Effect: Inside Carbonaro.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126April 1, 2014 (2014-04-01)January 22, 2015 (2015-01-22)
228April 1, 2015 (2015-04-01)June 22, 2016 (2016-06-22)
317February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01)January 11, 2018 (2018-01-11)
4TBAMay 17, 2018 (2018-05-17)TBA

The Carbonaro Effect: Inside Carbonaro[edit]

The Carbonaro Effect: Inside Carbonaro is a show where previously aired episodes are shown again with new facts and bonus scenes, presented by Carbonaro himself. The first episode aired on May 17, 2018, after the Season 4 premiere.

International broadcasts[edit]

  • Brazil In Brazil, the show is broadcast by TruTV and Rede Bandeirantes.
  • Bulgaria In Bulgaria, The Carbonaro Effect is shown on Discovery Channel.
  • Quebec In Quebec, Canada, a French-dubbed version of the show airs on Z.[2]
  • India In India, the show is broadcast by Comedy Central India.
  • Italy In Italy the show is broadcast by K2 (Discovery Networks Europe).
  • Malaysia In Malaysia, The Carbonaro Effect is shown on Warner TV and Astro Hello.
  • Philippines In the Philippines, The Carbonaro Effect is shown on Warner TV.
  • Portugal In Portugal, The Carbonaro Effect is shown on SIC Radical.
  • Spain In Spain the show is broadcast by TEN and TNT.
  • Thailand In Thailand, The Carbonaro Effect is shown on Warner TV.
  • United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland The show is broadcast on the British/Irish edition of truTV.
  • Uruguay In Uruguay, the show is broadcast by Monte Carlo TV.
  • In Africa, the show is broadcast by Discovery Family.
  • Netherlands In the Netherlands, the show is broadcast by Spike.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "TBS HD (Pacific) TV Schedule - LocateTV". Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  2. ^ "L'effet Carbonaro". Retrieved 7 April 2015.

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