Spike greenlights Criss Angel series

The U.S. cable network is going behind the magic in a reality series starring magician Criss Angel (pictured) that will premiere this fall.
January 30, 2013

Magician Criss Angel (pictured) will let audiences in on the secrets and methods behind his illusions in a reality series premiering this fall on U.S. cable network Spike.

In the yet-t0-be-titled 11 x 60-minutes show, cameras will follow Angel and his team as they brainstorm, debate, design and execute his escape acts, illusions and stunts. Each episode of the weekly series will feature a never-before-attempted demonstration, a glimpse into his “dangerous and mysterious life,” and celebrity guests.

Production on the series will begin this spring in Las Vegas and locations around the U.S. It will be executive produced and directed by Angel for APWI Inc, and David Baram and Erich Recker for LBI Entertainment.

In a statement, Spike’s executive vice president of original series Sharon Levy called the magician “a perfect fit for our evolving adult brand.

“Criss has grown immeasurably as an artist and we are excited to give our viewers never-before-granted access into the inner workings of his secret world and his mind,” she said.

Angel has previously created and starred in several television specials and the A&E series Criss Angel MINDFREAK.

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