Archive for the 'TV' Category

James Stott’s BGT Semi-Finals Performance

Posted by Michael on September 8th, 2020

James Stott risked being crushed to attempt to get to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent. You can read more about the stunt on The Sun’s website.

James And Dylan Piper On BGT Semi-Finals

Posted by Michael on September 8th, 2020

The first of two magic acts on the Britain’s Got Talent stage this weekend saw father and son duo James and Dylan Piper making their bid to continue on in the competition. You can read a bit about them in The Sun, too.

Wes Iseli Talks FU Win On Virginia TV

Posted by Michael on September 3rd, 2020

WSLS TV’s Daytime Blue Ridge ran this feature on Penn and Teller fooler Wes Iseli. Obviously, a Fool Us appearance is great national (probably international) exposure, but it is always nice to see news programs take an interest in local magicians, too.

Gali Gali On Ed Sullivan

Posted by Michael on September 2nd, 2020

Another vintage clip recently posted on the Ed Sullivan Show YouTube page featuring magician Gali Gali from 1965.

No AGT Magic Tonight, But In Britain…

Posted by Michael on September 1st, 2020

Britain’s Got Talent has announced its forty semi-finalist, including magic acts James and Dylan Piper, Damien O’Brien, Jasper Cherry, Magical Bones, Kevin Quantum, Hakan Berg and Aidan McCann so magic is alive and well across the pond!

Leon Etienne On WSYR-TV

Posted by Michael on August 31st, 2020

Rather than sit at home and wait for the pandemic to pass, America’s Got Talent alum Leon Etienne is bringing his show to driveways and backyards around his Utica, New York home town. Read more on the WYSR website.

The Magic Continues On The CW…

Posted by Michael on August 31st, 2020
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Covid has caused many television productions to be delayed (or even cancelled) and it can be seen in the fall TV schedules. The CW has postponed the return of its core line up, so Masters of Illusion and Penn & Teller: Fool Us episodes will continue to air through at least October. We have seen some conflicting reports about whether these will be new episodes or repeats, but Penn and Teller have already proven they can put together programming despite the pandemic with their Try This At Home specials. In most markets Masters Of Illusion will be airing on Sundays while Penn & Teller: Fool Us will be on both Mondays and Fridays. TV Guide lists the Friday Fool Us episodes (and only the Friday Fool Us shows) as encores, so other shows might be new. Even if Masters Of Illusion manages to contribute new episodes, though, we would be surprised if both Sunday night episodes were new. Also, at this point it appears Fool Us will stay in the line up even after the postponed shows premiere.