Masters of Illusion (TV series)

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Masters of Illusion
GenreStage magic
Presented byDean Cain
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes94 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Paul Sharratt
Gay Blackstone
Production location(s)Hollywood, California
Production company(s)Associated Television International
Release
Original networkPax TV (2000–01)
MyNetworkTV (2009)
The CW (2014–)
Original release2000 –
present
Chronology
Related showsMasters of Illusion: Impossible Magic

Masters of Illusion is a magic show broadcast on PAX TV from 2000 to 2001, which was performed on the grand stage at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. The show was revived in 2009 and broadcast on MyNetworkTV. In 2012, MOI was presented as four different specials and run in syndication. The show derives its name from the profession's term Master of Illusion. The series has been revived by The CW with new episodes in 2014, featuring new performers and hosted by Dean Cain.[1][2] The show has run five seasons on The CW and in January of 2019, completed production on a sixth season.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired Network
First aired Last aired
1 13 2000 (2000) 2001 (2001) Pax TV
2 13 January 5, 2009 (2009-01-05) May 18, 2009 (2009-05-18) MyNetworkTV
3 4 2012 (2012) 2012 (2012) syndication
4 13 August 1, 2014 (2014-08-01) February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06) The CW
5 13 July 10, 2015 (2015-07-10) October 2, 2015 (2015-10-02)
6 13 May 20, 2016 (2016-05-20) September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
7 13 June 30, 2017 (2017-06-30) September 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)
8 13 June 29, 2018 (2018-06-29) October 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
9 June 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2000–01)[edit]

Season 2 (2009)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
141"Episode 1"January 5, 2009 (2009-01-05)
152"Episode 2"January 12, 2009 (2009-01-12)
163"Episode 3"January 19, 2009 (2009-01-19)
174"Episode 4"January 26, 2009 (2009-01-26)
185"Episode 5"March 2, 2009 (2009-03-02)
196"Episode 6"March 9, 2009 (2009-03-09)
207"Episode 7"March 16, 2009 (2009-03-16)
218"Episode 8"March 23, 2009 (2009-03-23)
229"Episode 9"March 30, 2009 (2009-03-30)
2310"Episode 10"April 27, 2009 (2009-04-27)
2411"Episode 11"May 4, 2009 (2009-05-04)
2512"Episode 12"May 11, 2009 (2009-05-11)
2613"Episode 13"May 18, 2009 (2009-05-18)

Season 3 (2012)[edit]

Season 4 (2014–15)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
271"Jaws of Death"August 1, 2014 (2014-08-01)1.06[3]
282"Blindfold"August 8, 2014 (2014-08-08)1.07[4]
293"Vanish in Mid Air"August 15, 2014 (2014-08-15)0.98[5]
304"Selbit Sawing"August 22, 2014 (2014-08-22)1.39[6]
315"Walk Through Steel"August 29, 2014 (2014-08-29)1.19[7]
326"Chained"September 5, 2014 (2014-09-05)1.59[8]
337"Levitation"September 12, 2014 (2014-09-12)1.37[9]
348"Under Water"September 19, 2014 (2014-09-19)1.48[10]
359"Evil Met His Match"September 26, 2014 (2014-09-26)1.01[11]
3610"Behind the Illusion"January 9, 2015 (2015-01-09)0.65[12]
3711"Twist"January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)1.02[13]
3812"Close Up"January 30, 2015 (2015-01-30)0.88[14]
3913"Quick Change"February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06)0.95[15]

Season 5 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
401"Spinning the Classics"July 10, 2015 (2015-07-10)1.19[16]
412"Jet Engines, Magic Ducks and Missing Torsos"July 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)1.19[17]
423"Metamorphosis and Imagine Dragons"July 24, 2015 (2015-07-24)1.39[18]
434"Perception, Piranhas and Pendragon"July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)1.24[19]
445"Big Cats, Dream Girls and Fun Physics"August 7, 2015 (2015-08-07)1.32[20]
456"Very Sharp Objects and Flying Pianos"August 14, 2015 (2015-08-14)1.23[21]
467"Quick Change Duo, Box of Knives and Floating Beauty"August 21, 2015 (2015-08-21)1.47[22]
478"Gravity Defiers, Compactors and Transformations"August 28, 2015 (2015-08-28)1.27[23]
489"Spinning the Classics... Too!"September 11, 2015 (2015-09-11)1.64[24]
4910"Deadly Desires and Non-Sensory Sensibilities"September 18, 2015 (2015-09-18)1.29[25]
5011"Dancing Tables and Dodging Daggers"September 25, 2015 (2015-09-25)1.35[26]
5112"Razzle Dazzle!"October 2, 2015 (2015-10-02)1.31[27]
5213"Separating Mind, Body and Spirit"October 2, 2015 (2015-10-02)1.34[27]

Season 6 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
531"Techno Magic, Quick Change and a Guillotine"May 20, 2016 (2016-05-20)1.38[28]
542"A Magical Smorgasbord"May 20, 2016 (2016-05-20)1.30[28]
553"Classic Magic Mashups"June 3, 2016 (2016-06-03)1.13[29]
564"Beatbox Magic and the Human Beverage Dispenser"June 10, 2016 (2016-06-10)1.02[30]
575"Magical Metamorphoses and Masked Men"June 17, 2016 (2016-06-17)1.05[31]
586"Invisible Cards, Multipliers and One Chipper"June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)1.12[32]
597"Extreme Levitations, Mind Melds and Water into Wine"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)1.11[33]
608"Altered States, Great Escapes, and the Return of the Mask"July 15, 2016 (2016-07-15)0.99[34]
619"Money Matters, Separation Anxiety and One Ninja Turtle"July 29, 2016 (2016-07-29)0.86[35]
6210"Body Piercings, Mind Over Matters and Those Crazy Cards"September 9, 2016 (2016-09-09)1.28[36]
6311"Magic in a Flash, From Thin Air, and One Nail"September 16, 2016 (2016-09-16)1.01[37]
6412"A Loaf of Bread, A Magic Dollhouse, and Bound By Music"September 23, 2016 (2016-09-23)0.73[38]
6513"Magic Pup, When Doves Fly, the Physical Transformations"September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)0.98[39]

Season 7 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
661"Crazy, Crazy Cards and Silly Silhouettes"June 30, 2017 (2017-06-30)1.00[40]
672"Turbo Tech Magic and Card Connection"June 30, 2017 (2017-06-30)0.92[40]
683"Manipulation, Transformation and Two Impalers"July 7, 2017 (2017-07-07)0.95[41]
694"Maximum Separation and Chipper's Chipper"July 7, 2017 (2017-07-07)0.88[41]
705"Technological Beverages and Rapid-Fire Card"July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14)0.98[42]
716"Warped, Wacky and Weird"July 21, 2017 (2017-07-21)1.22[43]
727"Dancing Broomstick, Fast Coins, and One Giant Buzzsaw"July 28, 2017 (2017-07-28)1.00[44]
738"From the Exotic to Defying the Law of Physics"August 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)1.17[45]
749"Spiked Table and Spiked Faces"August 11, 2017 (2017-08-11)0.87[46]
7510"Mirror Mirror and Money Movers"August 18, 2017 (2017-08-18)1.02[47]
7611"Old School with a Twist"September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)1.37[48]
7712"The Things You Can Do with an Umbrella"September 15, 2017 (2017-09-15)1.02[49]
7813"Of Mice, Men and a Kidd"September 22, 2017 (2017-09-22)0.89[50]

Season 8 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
791"It’s All In the Cards"June 29, 2018 (2018-06-29)0.94[51]
802"A Self-Inflicted Slice, Creepy Crawlies and Passing Glass"July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)1.09[52]
813"The Fastest Illusion in the World... and More!"July 13, 2018 (2018-07-13)1.07[53]
824"Fast Hands, Classic Tricks, New Twists"July 20, 2018 (2018-07-20)0.97[54]
835"Twisted Classics"July 27, 2018 (2018-07-27)0.75[55]
846"The One with a Floating Orb and One Nasty Power Saw"August 10, 2018 (2018-08-10)0.81[56]
857"Broken Glass, a Box of Swords and Cards that Really Cut"August 17, 2018 (2018-08-17)0.84[57]
868"The Mind Freaks and the Million Dollar Trick"August 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)0.79[58]
879"Smart Money, Smart Phones and a Rising Pianist"September 7, 2018 (2018-09-07)1.11[59]
8810"More Twists on the Classics"September 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)0.83[60]
8911"All about the Benjamin’s and One Switcheroo"September 21, 2018 (2018-09-21)0.87[61]
9012"A Symphony of Magic"September 28, 2018 (2018-09-28)0.67[62]
9113"Fast Hands, Loose Change and a Bird Out of a Cannon"October 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)0.82[63]

Season 9 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date[64] U.S. viewers
(millions)
921"Goth Magic, Deceptive Antics, and Water Submersion"June 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)0.94[65]
932"Dancing Objects, Neon Magic, and Ed Alonzo"June 7, 2019 (2019-06-07)0.90[65]
943"Card Darts, Speed Magic, and Figaro"June 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)0.84[66]
954"Human Voodoo Doll and a Seance"June 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)TBD
965"Putting Our Cards on the Table"June 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)TBD

See also[edit]

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