or


[06/24/05 - 12:00 AM]
New A&E Network Series Criss Angel Mindfreak

[via press release from A&E]

New A&E Network Series CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK

Premieres With Back-to-Back Mind-Blowing, Mystifying Episodes Wednesday, July 20 @10PM/9C

NEW YORK, June 24 -- Master provocateur, Criss Angel, will demonstrate his visionary approach to the art of magic that escapes the confines of tradition and gives birth to a new breed of modern mysticism, in the World Premiere, A&E Network real-life series, CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK. Each week we will follow Angel as he captivates audiences with mind-boggling demonstrations of his skills; go behind-the-scenes as he researches and executes his demonstrations with his crew; and meet celebrity friends who drop by to willingly participate in his antics. The only two-time recipient of the "Magician of the Year" award, Criss Angel melds his original music, surreal characters, daredevil stunts, performance art and, of course, his revolutionary illusions, to provoke an experience that will stir the soul - and that have earned him the moniker "the new Houdini." CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK, premieres with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, July 20 at 10PM/ 9C.

CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK is an eerily entertaining series that juxtaposes reality with surreality. The reality focuses on Angel's interactions with his audiences, family members, friends and crew. The surreality is an astonishing look into Angel's mind's eye as he taps into his subconscious to contemplate his upcoming manifestations. His repertoire includes mentalism, hypnosis, illusion, and escape, which blur the line between reality and illusion. Criss is more than merely mesmerizing; he has a profound mental and emotional effect on all who are around him.

But what really sets CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK apart is the unprecedented, all-access insight into the unreal world of today's mystifier. A major factor that allows Criss to succeed as an artist is his close emotional connection to his family. The more difficult the illusion, the more his family fears for his safety, which only results in heightening his awareness while performing a stunt ... and, which in turn guarantees that it must be a success!

Featured on the premiere episodes are the following Criss Angel spectacles:

Levitation - Levitation is one of the oldest practices of conjurers and fakirs, but Criss Angel takes it to the streets for the first time in history in a 360-degree demonstration of the power of defying gravity. He will take a random stranger off the sidewalks of downtown Fremont Street in Las Vegas and have them float -- right in the middle of a crowd!

Burned Alive - With the assistance of Hollywood "burn master" Mark Chadwick, Criss Angel undertakes a spectacular stunt where he is set ablaze ... two different times! First, a partial body burn test by the Aladdin Hotel pool in Las Vegas. Then, a full 46-second body burn with no hands or face protection that blasts 20 foot flames off Angel at temperatures above 1500 degrees and an amazing ending twist, all in front of a huge crowd, in-the- round, on Fremont Street in Downtown Vegas.

Nancy Dubuc and Robert Sharenow are the A&E executive producers for CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK. The series was created and directed by Criss Angel and produced by Angel Productions Inc., and The Firm. Dave Baram and Simon Millar are the executive producers for The Firm. Pontiac is the presenting and exclusive automotive sponsor for CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK. For more information on Criss Angel, please visit his website located at CrissAngel.com

"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." -- Eden Phillpotts

About A&E Network

Now reaching more than 88 million homes, A&E Network brings viewers the Art of Entertainment(TM) through a unique combination of three genres - The Art of Biography, The Art of Documentary, and The Art of Drama. A brand synonymous with excellence in television, A&E Network offers a diverse mix of programming ranging from critically acclaimed original series and movies, to innovative documentaries, to the Emmy Award-winning BIOGRAPHY(R) series, to dramatic specials, feature film presentations, and contemporary performances. In 2004, A&E Network holds the distinct record for the most Primetime Emmy nominations (24) for a basic cable network.

Premiering in July 2005 are the real life series: Inked, which will take viewers to the craft's cutting edge at Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company, Vegas' first casino tattoo parlor; and Criss Angel Mindfreak, "a master of shock as much as illusion" who transcends tradition and moves into a new brand of modern mysticism, exhibiting mystery on the stage, on the street and in his public. Also set to debut in 2005, Being ... , executive produced by Mick Jagger, giving viewers an exclusive, all-access pass into the lives of today's most popular and fascinating people. The 2005 schedule also includes a host of topical and timely documentary specials under the A&E Indie Films including Murderball and Rock School and a quarterly series titled Movie Real, bringing viewers the true stories behind the topics of Hollywood's biggest releases. Great drama also remains the heart of the A&E Network brand with upcoming original movies such as Knights of the South Bronx. Returning real-life series in 2005 include Dog The Bounty Hunter, Growing Up Gotti, Intervention, Airline, Family Plots and The First 48.

The A&E Network website is located at http://www.aetv.com and the Biography(R) website is located at http://www.Biography.com. The Biography Club is located at http://www.BiographyClub.com. For more information and photography please visit us on the web at http://www.aetvpress.com.

SOURCE A&E Television Network
Web Site: http://www.aetv.com





  [june 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· CRISS ANGEL: MINDFREAK (A AND E)









[12/21/14 - 09:11 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Evening with "Thursday Night Football" Special
The Eye's primetime NFL coverage wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/21/14 - 08:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Amy Adams, Was the #1 Big 4 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night in Both Households and 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 20.

[12/20/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Friday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/20/14 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night with its perennial newsmagazine.

[12/19/14 - 05:41 PM]
NBC Shuffles Its Friday Lineup; "Constantine" to Open Night
Beginning January 16, look for "Constantine" at 8:00/7:00c followed by "Grimm" at 9:00/8:00c and "Dateline NBC" at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.