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[04/21/08 - 10:17 AM]
VH1 Gets Magical with Its New Series 'Celebracadabra!' Premiering Sunday, April 27 at 9pm ET/PT
Carnie Wilson, C. Thomas Howell, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris 'Kid' Reid, Hal Sparks, ANT and Kimberly Wyatt will vie for the title of "Best Celebrity Magician."

[via press release from VH1]

VH1 Gets Magical With its New Series 'Celebracadabra!' Premiering Sunday, April 27 at 9PM ET/PT

Carnie Wilson, C. Thomas Howell, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris 'Kid' Reid, Hal Sparks, ANT and Kimberly Wyatt Will Hone Their Best Tricks In VH1's Ultimate Magic Challenge Show

Hosted By Actor/Magician Jonathan Levit

Starting Today Catch A Sneak Peek Of The Premiere Episode On magic.vh1.com

NEW YORK, April 21 -- VH1's Celebreality gets the magic treatment with its newest reality competition series "Celebracadabra!" Seven TV and film stars will vie for the title of "Best Celebrity Magician" when they attempt to learn and perform tricks normally left to the professionals. From the streets to an elementary school to the legendary Magic Castle in Los Angeles, these celebrities will make the magic happen ... all but one disappear. Get ready to be beguiled, bewitched and baffled as VH1's "Celebracadabra!" premieres Sunday, April 27 at 9 PM ET/PT.

Hosted by actor and magician Jonathan Levit "Celebracadabra!" will transform your favorite celebrities into masters of magic. Carnie Wilson, C. Thomas Howell, actress and comedian Lisa Ann Walter, Chris 'Kid' Reid, Hal Sparks, ANT and the Pussycat Doll's Kimberly Wyatt will get the chance of a lifetime to learn some of the most eye-catching and jaw-dropping tricks from some of the most respected and noteworthy magicians in the world. In each episode our celebs will be taught a different genre of magic from sleight-of-hand and comedy magic to phobia magic and even large-scale illusions. Our celebrity cast will not have to master these tricks alone as they will be paired up with renowned magicians including: Asi Wind, Rocco, Silly Billy, Murray, David Regal, Derek Hughes and Simon Lovell. The magicians will do their best to teach the celebs several tricks a week when it usually takes years to master just one. The competitors face tough crowds and a panel of judges that includes master magicians Max Maven, Jeff McBride and host Jonathan Levit who will determine which celebrities advance to the next round and get a shot at facing off in a battle of ultimate illusions in Vegas for a grand prize of $100,000 from Ellusionist.com. Seven wannabe magicians enter the castle but only one can be, "The Best Celebrity Magician."

magic.vh1.com will sneak peek episode one beginning today Monday, April 21 -- one week before the series' on-air premiere and will be home to exclusive video content throughout the season. Additionally, each episode will be available on magic.vh1.com every Monday following its Sunday on-air premiere.

VH1's "Celebracadabra!" is a production of VH1 and is executive produced by Shelly Tatro, Karla Hidalgo and Chris Martin.

*All times ET/PT

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 90 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1Games and extensive broadband video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.





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