This morning’s lead off video is Saskatoon magician Andrew Kinakin appearing on local TV promoting the Saskatoon Family Expo.

So, as you may expect, the big news in magic is still the latest David Blaine ABC special, Beyond Magic. The ratings are in and it lost out to CBS and NBC in total viewers but, according to The Wrap (via Yahoo News), it did win the coveted 18-49 demographic in its time slot. Basically, it did not have the most viewers bu tit did have the most viewers advertisers are trying to sell stuff to on TV!

All in all, I know I enjoyed the special. Still think that the most mind blowing part was that David Beckham kicks around the crib in a Black Flag shirt…

There are a whole bunch of clips from Beyond Magic everywhere; way too many to post or even pass along. The Telegraph, though, was inspired to take the time to recap Blaine’s best effects and how they think he did them. It isn’t exactly an exposure piece…

Freeform has announced a new short form series about people at a party company, which includes Ed Begley Jr. (the original Battlestar Galactica) as a magician. The show, starring YouTuber Lisa Schwartz, is called Party Girl and is available on Hulu, Freeform.com and the Freeform app according to The Futon Critic.

Finally, Justin Willman’s January 14th show in Charleston will donate all of its proceeds to a local animal shelter, according to the Charleston City Paper.