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ABC SPECIAL
Air Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: "David Blaine: The Magic Way"
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DAVID BLAINE RETURNS TO ABC WITH HIS RENOWNED STREET MAGIC

'David Blaine: The Magic Way' Airs Wednesday, April 1, on ABC

Odell Beckham Jr., Emily Blunt, Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, Dave Chappelle, James Corden, Bryan Cranston, David Dobrik, Dr. Dre, Jamie Foxx, Derek and Hannah Jeter, Michael Jordan, John Krasinksi and Aaron Paul Among Stars Featured in the Television Event

Innovative endurance artist and magician David Blaine returns to ABC with his reality-defying magical acts for a one-hour special, "David Blaine: The Magic Way," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 (10:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT).

It's been more than 20 years since Blaine's first-ever television special, "Street Magic," debuted on ABC, which introduced him and his unique brand of magic. Since then, he's amassed worldwide fame for his signature stunts that have astonished some of the most recognized celebrities, turning the camera on them as millions of viewers at home witness and share their visceral reactions.

Throughout "David Blaine: The Magic Way," Blaine's famous friends make appearances and allow him to work his mysterious talents on them. Featured stars include the following:

Odell Beckham Jr. (wide receiver, NFL's Cleveland Browns)
Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski (actors)
Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bündchen (quarterback, NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and supermodel)
Dave Chappelle (stand-up comedian)
James Corden ("The Late Late Show with James Corden")
Bryan Cranston (actor)
David Dobrik (YouTube star)
Dr. Dre (rapper, songwriter, producer)
Jamie Foxx (actor)
Derek and Hannah Jeter (former shortstop, MLB's New York Yankees, and model)
Michael Jordan (sports superstar and former player, NBA's Chicago Bulls)
Aaron Paul (actor)

Since "Street Magic" aired in 1997 on ABC, Blaine has appeared in numerous live television events and specials, each more dangerous and surreal than the one before. From "Buried Alive" and "Frozen in Time" to "Vertigo," Blaine has repeatedly pushed himself beyond the limits of human endurance. He has survived being entombed in an underground plastic box beneath a three-ton water tank for seven days with no food and little water, was encased in a large block of ice in New York City's Times Square and stood atop a 100-foot-tall pillar in New York's Bryant Park for 36 hours without a safety net. Blaine's last television special, "Beyond Magic," aired in 2016 on ABC.

"David Blaine: The Magic Way" is produced by D Blaine Productions for the ABC Television Network.

About ABC Entertainment

ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including "Grey's Anatomy," the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas "The Good Doctor," "How to Get Away with Murder," "A Million Little Things" and "Station 19"; the Emmy(R) Award-winning "Modern Family" and trailblazing comedy favorites "American Housewife," "black-ish," "Bless This Mess," "The Conners," "The Goldbergs," and "Schooled"; the popular "Summer Fun & Games" programming block, including "Card Sharks," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Holey Moley" and "Press Your Luck"; star-making sensation "American Idol"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank"; "The Bachelor" franchise; long-running hits "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"; "General Hospital," which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; as well as the critically acclaimed hit special "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons.'" The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and the "American Music Awards." ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.

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