Summer Schedule Includes All-New Reality and Magic Series, the Return of “Beauty and The Beast” and Two New Scripted Comedies
April 17, 2014 (Burbank, CA) – Continuing our commitment to more year-round original programming, The CW today announced its schedule for Summer 2014, two magic series PENN & TELLER: FOOL US and MASTERS OF ILLUSION, all-new episodes of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? and the return of the fan-favorite drama BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
On Monday, June 2, the hilarious improv comedy WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? moves to its new night, with original episodes at 8:00-8:30 pm ET, followed by an encore episode of WHOSE LINE at 8:30-9:00 pm ET. The romantic drama BEAUTY AND THE BEAST returns with original episodes 9:00-10:00 pm ET.
Get the details on all of our new shows below!
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
On PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, premiering Wednesday, July 30 (8:00-9:00 pm ET), aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. Penn and Teller see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. The live studio audience knows there are no camera tricks, secret edits or helpful camera cuts. This is all real magic. British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross (“Friday Night with Jonathan Ross”) serves as host. PENN & TELLER: FOOL US is produced by September Films (part of DCD Media) for ITV, with executive producers Peter Adam Golden, David Green, Peter Davey and Andrew Golder.
Masters of Illusion
Hosted by actor Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), MASTERS OF ILLUSION premieres Friday, August 1 (8:00-8:30 pm ET) with great escapes, fascinating sleight-of-hand and large scale illusions, all in front of a studio audience. 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 will be baffled by the astounding skills of these modern illusionists. MASTERS OF ILLUSION is from Associated Television International with executive producers David McKenzie (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “Marie”), Al Schwartz (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “The Golden Globe Awards” 2013 & 2014, “The Gulf is Back”), Gay Blackstone (“The World Magic Awards” 2007-2009) and David Martin (“Marie”), along with co-executive producers Justin Pierce (“The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance”) and Jim Romanovich (“Inside Story: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”).