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[05/19/22 - 05:00 AM]
The CW Network Announces Its Seven-Night Primetime Schedule for 2022-2023
The CW is also joining forces with the United States Surgeon General on his effort to tackle the number one issue facing America's youth: mental health.

[02/18/22 - 12:01 PM]
The CW Network Sets Premiere Date for New Series "Would I Lie to You?" and the Return of "Masters of Illusion" on Saturday, April 9
The night kicks off with a brand new episode of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" from 8:00-8:30pm ET.

[01/20/22 - 10:30 AM]
The CW Renews Three Hit Alternative Series for 2022-23 Broadcast Season
"Penn & Teller: Fool Us," "Masters of Illusion" and "World's Funniest Animals" are all due back.

[10/18/21 - 07:09 PM]
The CW Pulls "Killer Camp" from Sunday Lineup; "Masters of Illusion" Repeats to Fill Slot
The change takes effect this Sunday, October 24 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/04/21 - 02:31 PM]
The CW Gets Into the Holiday Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Specials
Highlights include a "Wellington Paranormal" holiday special on Saturday, November 27 and "Beebo Saves Christmas" on Wednesday, December 1.

[05/10/21 - 10:00 AM]
The CW Network Continues to Extend Its Summer 2021 Schedule with Additional Returning Favorites
The revised lineup includes the return of "The Outpost" as well as new dates for "Burden of Truth" and "Coroner."

[04/29/21 - 12:00 PM]
The CW Network Extends Its Summer 2021 Schedule with Series Premieres and Returning Favorites
Highlights include the return of "DC's Stargirl" and the U.S. premiere of "Wellington Paranormal."

[10/19/20 - 11:00 AM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
Highlights include "Silent Night - A Song for the World," "The Hollywood Christmas Parade Greatest Moments" and "Heroes on the Front Line."

[08/17/20 - 10:30 AM]
The CW Network Sets 2020 Fall Premiere Dates
Highlights include the return of "Supernatural" and "The Outpost" on Thursday, October 8.

[06/16/20 - 02:02 PM]
The CW Network Acquires Additional Summer Series, Sets Remaining Summer Premiere Dates
"Killer Camp," "Taskmaster," "Fridge Wars" and "Being Reuben" are among the latest additions.

[06/03/20 - 02:30 PM]
The CW Network Acquires International Thriller "Devils" Starring Alessandro Borghi and Patrick Dempsey for Fall 2020
The 10-episode series will air Wednesdays nights this fall as part of a revision to the network's previously announced lineup.

[05/14/20 - 11:00 AM]
The CW Network to Launch Its New Season in January 2021
Programming for the fourth quarter of 2020 will feature a mix of original and acquired programming, including the return of "Supernatural" for the conclusion of its final season.

[03/31/20 - 02:31 PM]
The CW Rolls Out Premiere Dates for Summer Series
"Masters of Illusion," "Burden of Truth," "Bulletproof" and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" are all due back.

[11/08/19 - 03:30 PM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
Highlights include the new competition series "The Christmas Caroler Challenge."

[04/17/19 - 12:30 PM]
The CW Network Sets Summer 2019 Premiere Dates; Announces Six Additional New Series to Join Already Packed Summer Slate
The newcomers include "The Big Stage," "Bulletproof," "Pandora," "Hypnotize Me," "Mysteries Decoded" and "Red Bull Peaking."

[10/23/18 - 10:24 AM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
Highlights include "Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2018" and "Greatest Holiday Video Countdown," both airing Tuesday, December 18.

[10/09/18 - 11:16 AM]
The CW Looks Ahead with Original Programming for Summer 2019
Mainstays "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," "Masters of Illusion," and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" will be joined by new seasons of "Burden of Truth" and "The Outpost" plus British drama "Bulletproof."

[04/10/18 - 11:00 AM]
The CW Network Sets Summer 2018 Premiere Dates
The CW's two new summer dramas - "The Outpost" and "Burder of Truth" - will debut on consecutive nights in July.

[11/14/17 - 11:33 AM]
"Penn & Teller: Fool Us," "Masters of Illusion" and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Will Return to The CW in 2018
Premiere dates and times will be announced later.

[10/31/17 - 03:38 PM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
Highlights include the new special "Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic" on Friday, December 1.

[10/02/17 - 04:10 PM]
The CW Also Yanks "iHeartRadio Music Festival" Specials
The two-part event, filmed in Las Vegas on September 22 and 23, will air at a later date.

[03/31/17 - 11:14 AM]
The CW Network Sets 2017 Summer Schedule
Newcomer "Hooten & The Lady" will join returning series "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," "Masters of Illusion" and "Whose Line is it Anyway?"

[10/24/16 - 10:26 AM]
The CW Orders New Seasons of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," and "Masters of Illusion" for Summer 2017
The new seasons of these series will return as part of The CW's 2017 Summer schedule, with dates and times to be announced later.

[04/05/16 - 10:27 AM]
The CW Network Announces Additional 2016 Summer Premieres
The network confirms return dates for "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," "Whose Line is it Anyway?" and "Masters of Illusion."

[06/17/15 - 11:30 AM]
"Masters of Illusion" Returns with More Mind-Bending Magic on Friday, July 10
The second cycle for The CW features more great escapes, fascinating sleight of hand, and large scale illusions, all in front of a studio audience.

[04/13/15 - 01:06 PM]
The CW Network Sets 2015 Summer Schedule
On tap are new seasons of "America's Next Top Model" and "Masters of Illusion" plus the debuts of "Dates," "Significant Mother" and "A Wicked Offer."

[11/17/14 - 01:14 PM]
The CW Orders New Seasons of "America's Next Top Model," "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" and "Masters of Illusion" for 2015
Each series will roll out throughout the year with specific premiere dates to be announced at a later time.

[11/04/14 - 12:12 PM]
Southern-Charmer "Hart of Dixie" and Magical "Masters of Illusion" Return Friday, January 9
The former will return with the first of 10 new episodes while the latter is back with four fresh installments.

[07/23/14 - 11:32 AM]
The Cycle 21 Premiere of "America's Next Top Model" Moves Up to August 18
Original episodes will air on Mondays for six weeks, with encores airing Fridays.

[06/02/14 - 12:49 PM]
The CW Announces Summer Premiere Dates
Newly announced dates include the return of "America's Next Top Model" on Friday, August 22 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/17/14 - 12:04 PM]
The CW Announces Summer 2014 Premiere Dates
Highlights include the return of "Beauty and the Beast" and the premieres of "Backpackers" and "Seed."

[01/15/14 - 03:41 PM]
The CW at TCA: Pedowitz Details Summer Plans, "Veronica Mars" Spin-Off
Plus: the executive on the future of "Supernatural," "Reign," "The Carrie Diaries," "Hart of Dixie," "Beauty and the Beast" and more!

[07/16/13 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 16
Updates include: HBO orders "Togetherness" to series; Oxygen cancels "The Glee Project"; and The CW to revive MyNetworkTV's "Masters of Illusion."

[05/27/09 - 12:59 PM]
MyNetworkTV to Lean on Repeats in 2009-10
Said lineup includes the off-network runs of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" on Mondays and "The Unit" on Wednesdays.

[11/17/08 - 03:17 PM]
MyNetworkTV Adds "Masters of Illusion," "Vice Squad" in January
The pair will air Mondays at 9:00/8:00c and Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c, respectively, starting the week of January 5.







MASTERS OF ILLUSION (CW)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/2/00 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2022)
TIME SLOT:
saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
11 (13 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Season 9 (on The CW, in advance of Season 8) ordered on 1/20/22
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's web site, April 2022) Hosted by actor Dean Cain (“Supergirl,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), the eighth cycle of MASTERS OF ILLUSION features more great escapes, fascinating sleight of hand and large-scale illusions. The series showcases amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists and escape artists, and performers in each episode display skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines. MASTERS OF ILLUSION is from Associated Television International with executive producers David McKenzie (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “Marie”), Gay Blackstone (“The World Magic Awards” 2007-2009), David Martin (“The World Magic Awards” 2007-2009, “Marie”), and Al Schwartz (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “The Golden Globe Awards” 2013 and 2014, “The Gulf is Back”).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Dean Cain as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Franz Harary as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Al Schwartz as EP
· David Martin as EP
· David McKenzie as EP
· Gay Blackstone as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Associated Television International