MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, will close its fifth anniversary season on The CW, Week Fifteen, with two action packed 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central.

Masters of Illusion features amazing magic performed by 42 cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines – all in front of a studio audience.
This week’s episodes will include:
“MASTERS OF ILLUSION” — (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)
“Fast Hands, Loose Change and a Bird Out of a Cannon” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
Hosted by Dean Cain, “MASTERS OF ILLUSION” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines — all in front of a studio audience.  Magicians featured in this season five finale episode include Chris Funk (Bill in Fish), Eric Jones (Coins), Murray SawChuck (Nest of Boxes & Broken Glass), Greg Gleason (Cane Cabinet), Bill Cook (Imagination Coins), Spidey (Spirit Bell) and Ed Alonzo (Bird Cannon).  (Original airdate 10/5/2018) (#513)

To view performance highlights of the October 5th episode airing from 8:00 – 8:30 p.m., please visit:
https://vimeo.com/user4830612/review/292228721/831a287881
and Bill Cook – Imagination Coins
https://vimeo.com/user4830612/review/292224580/2f9f57e933

“MASTERS OF ILLUSION” — (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET)
“All About The Benjamins and One Switcheroo” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
Hosted by Dean Cain, “MASTERS OF ILLUSION” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines — all in front of a studio audience.  Magicians featured in this Encore episode include Jarrett & Raja (Fire & No Water Piano), Shoot Ogawa (Changing Coin), Spidey (Love Spirit), Rick Smith Jr. (Card Throwing Tutorial), Joshua Jay (Blind Find A Card), Bill Cook (Ropes Through Body), Greg Frewin (Water Trick Aisle) and Tommy Wind (Wine Pairing). (Encore Presentation) (Original airdate 9/21/2018) (#511)

To view performance highlights of the October 5th Encore episode airing from 8:30 – 9:00 p.m., please visit:
https://vimeo.com/user4830612/review/289770677/2cc200a630
and Rick Smith Jr. – Card Throwing Tutorial
https://vimeo.com/user4830612/review/289782566/488772b354

Please note, the television show, “MASTERS OF ILLUSION” will be preempted on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. in several U.S. cities due to sporting events.  As a result, “MASTERS OF ILLUSION
Ò” will be broadcast instead in West Palm Beach, FL on WTVX on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.; in Chattanooga, TN on WFLI on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.; in Bangor, ME on WABI-D2 on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.; in Fresno, CA on KFRE on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.; in Louisville, KY on KBKI on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. and in Campaign, IL on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Dean Cain, host of Masters of Illusion, is an actor, producer and writer. Cain also appears in the hit CW series, “Supergirl,” in which he plays the role of Supergirl’s adoptive father, Jeremiah Danvers.  Other upcoming projects include the documentary film, “Hate Among Us” (Executive Producer), and as an actor, “Gosnell,” “2050” and “Angry Men.”  Most recently he executive produced, along with Montel Williams, the critically acclaimed documentary film, “Architects of Denial.”  His breakthrough performance as an actor was in the dual roles of Superman/Clark Kent in the television series “Lois & Clark:  The New Adventures of Superman.”

The roster of award-winning magicians from around the world appearing in Season Five of Masters of Illusion is a virtual who’s who in the field of magic.


Masters of Illusion is produced by Associated Television International with returning 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), along with Co-Executive Producer Jim Romanovich (“From Rocky To Creed,” “The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards”).

Associated Television International (ATI) is an Emmy Award-winning company that has been the world’s largest producer of magic for both stage and screen for over three decades.  ATI’s television series, specials and feature films have aired on all U.S. broadcast networks, major cable channels and with television partners all over the world. Current series in production include:  “The Hollywood Christmas Parade,” “Masters of Illusion,” and the Emmy Award-nominated “Laura McKenzie’s Traveler.”

ATI has also been Emmy Award-nominated for its various television specials and series.  For more information, please visit www.associatedtelevision.com

To view a Sizzle Reel of Season Five of Masters of Illusion on The CW, please visit:  https://vimeo.com/user4830612/review/274173555/0699e86ee2

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