‘Masters of Illusion’ is a magic show that aired on PAX TV from 2000 to 2001. The show was performed on the grand stage at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. The show was revived in 2009 and aired on MyNetworkTV. In 2012, MOI was presented as four different specials and run in syndication. The series has been revived by The CW with new episodes in 2014, and first premiered on August 1, featuring new performers and hosted by Dean Cain. The show derives its name from the profession’s term Master of Illusion.
Magic is always exciting and the best part of it is that we are willing to be enchanted by the magicians on stage. A lot of us go in knowing that it is not possible and that the entire thing is a sleight of hand. However, that does not stop us from attempting to try and get to the bottom of a magician’s tricks and the better the magician, the more closely they ask us to look. This is because, when we are often engrossed in the details of the trick, we miss out on the bigger game that is afoot and is a part of the illusion.
There have been several films that have stressed on the deceptive powers of illusion and how it plays on the human psyche. An underrated example would be Edward Norton starring movie, ‘The Illusionist‘. Obviously, the more mainstream and better-known instances of films where we see masters of illusion at work are Christopher Nolan’s ‘Prestige‘ and the ‘Now You See Me‘ series. Anyhow, ‘Masters of Illusion’ brings you the very best in this trade and you can witness them live on television. Naturally, the show has a mass appeal to audiences across age groups and has garnered a strong fan base. Critics too have received it favorably, which has prompted the series to keep going.
Masters of Illusion Cast: Who is in it?
Over the seasons ‘Masters of Illusion’ has seen various performers, although Dean Cain has remained the host for quite some time now. Several famous magicians have featured on the show including the likes of Chris Randall, whose style is a mix of classic sleight of hand and hilarious audience participation, and Farrell Dillon, who is one of the United States’ most popular comedy magicians.
In season 7, we are bound to see some new magicians along with the host Dean Cain.
Masters of Illusion Plot: What is it about?
Starring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians, the show is unlike anything you have seen before – filled with modern illusions and arts of deception, performed live on stage. The series features 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. Live audience members and viewers at home are usually baffled by the astounding skills of these modern illusionists.
‘Masters of Illusion’ has performed live in front of tens of thousands of people around the US for the past six years and been seen by over 100 million viewers on the CW network as well as in 126 countries around the world.
In season 5, ‘Masters of Illusion’ came to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip for a limited engagement at Bally’s Las Vegas in a brand-new show for the whole family. These illusionists have a host of tricks up their sleeves, which include sleight-of-hand, large-scale illusions, perplexing and interactive mind magic which is akin to what Woody Harrelson’s character did on ‘Now You See Me’, and dangerous escapes as well as some comedy. All of these skills on display take a lifetime to perfect and shows the level of dedication and commitment that these people have to the task at hand and their way of living. Since a lot of the illusions are interactive, the live audience is best entertained, but it is also a pleasure watching them on television.
Hopefully, the show will continue in a similar manner in season 7 as well. After all, we often tune into our television sets looking for an escape and to be entertained. This show provides both, and at the same time, it makes us curious and keeps us on our toes with the complexities of the illusions that are put on display. There are plenty of other illusions to be pulled off and I for one, cannot wait to see the expert magicians take to the stage and show the audience the wide and diverse range of their skills.
Masters of Illusion Season 7 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Masters of Illusion’ season 6 premiered on June 7, 2019. The show has been a stable on The CW for long now and there’s no reason why the network would not want to keep going. If renewed, you can expect ‘Masters of Illusion’ season 7 to premiere sometime in June, 2020.
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While we wait for season 7, head over to the show’s official website if you wish to check out previous episodes or clips from the show.
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