A&E’s brand new magic franchise Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne will debut on January 13th at 10 pm ET/PT with two back to back episodes.

The network also announced they’ve order 13 total episodes.

Here is the network explanation of what you’ll see…

Andrew Mayne has worked behind-the-scenes for some of the world’s top magicians, and now it’s his turn to show viewers what he’s got. On his mission to help people teach a lesson to those who’ve wronged them, he sets his mark for mischief and uses in-your-face street magic and large scale “knock your socks off” illusions with each assignment. With one large illusion and five smaller illusions per episode, Andrew shows us why he is one of the most prolific magic creators of the last decade.

Mayne doles out some revenge and gives wrongdoers a taste of their own medicine. Cars “melt away”, iPhones wind up in a “pickle” and someone’s precious motorcycle gets shot out of the sky. With more than 400 tricks in his pocket, thousands of YouTube hits, and a dozen science-fiction, fantasy and thriller books under his belt, his fans, coined the ‘Mayniacs,’ have followed him and his unique brand of illusion across five continents.

Full disclosure, Andrew is the publisher of this site and a good friend to this writer.

The show is really fun. Other than that, I’m not sure there is a way to describe it magically that wouldn’t put undue expectations on the product. The good news is you’ll only have to wait about a month to see it!

Not. Too. Shabby.

  • HAL

    Can’t wait. I seem to recall another (so called) magician who started out on A&E. However, I’m sure Andrew will give us some “REAL” magic.

  • Snow White

    Not sure why the article had to offer disclosure that Andrew is the Publisher of the site. It’s not like he hasn’t plugged ‘everyone elses shows’ on here for crying out loud. Why should he be ashamed to promote it on here? Why should the writer …my best man! :) … be ashamed to promote, publicize, heck…brag…that he has negotiated a contract such as this? I don’t get it. There should be MORE promotion on here, not less.

  • Snow White

    Well, lets not be too hard on him if its not ‘as you would see it live’ because we are still dealing with TV here and I know you know what I’m talking about; slightly scripted, slightly edited, slightly casted…it’s just TV. Some of these are out of his control if he wants a contract. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to watch unless it gets pushed to iTunes at a pay-per-episode as it runs.