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WITNESS THE METHOD TO CRISS ANGEL’S MAGIC WITH HIS NEW WEEKLY SERIES STARTING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 AT 10 PM ET/PT
Eleven Weeks, Eleven Epic Illusions That Get Viewers To “BeLIEve”
Guest Appearances by Shaquille O’Neal, Ice T, Ludacris, Randy Couture, Michael Strahan and More
New York, NY, Sept 30, 2013 – Criss Angel sets out to confirm that he is the greatest magician of all time in his new weekly series “Criss Angel BeLIEve” which premieres on Spike starting Tuesday, October 15 at 10 PM, ET/PT. Over the course of 11 weeks, Angel will perform epic demonstrations that will feature incredible acts of magic, death-defying escapes, fearless exhibitions and astonishing physical feats that challenge the very laws of nature.
For more than a decade Criss Angel has been revolutionizing the art of magic, and in his new series Angel will take his performance and magic to a whole new level. Each episode will focus on Angel’s quest to perform a fresh, bold and mind-blowing demonstration. For the first time in any magic programming, Angel will take viewers “behind the curtain” for an intimate and revealing look at the creative process behind his magic. Viewers will get unprecedented access to Angel’s “think tank” where his team brainstorms, debates, constructs and helps him execute the most spectacular magic, illusions and escapes in history.
Angel’s career, and in some cases his life, are on the line as he attempts to perform demonstrations never contemplated or successfully attempted, by any magician in history including a real “Bullet Catch,” “Cement Grave,” “Blindfolded Beam Walk,” “Double Straight Jacket Escape” and his most controversial demonstration ever, “Raising the Dead.”
Throughout the season Angel will be joined by a number of his friends including Randy Couture, Ice T, Ludacris and Shaquille O’Neal as they witness the impossible, forever questioning their perception of reality.
Fans are encouraged to join in the “Criss Angel BeLIEve” conversation by following @SPIKETV and @CRISSANGEL on Twitter and using #CrissAngelBeLIEve. Biographies on Criss and his team, photo galleries and highlight videos can be found on Spike’s dedicated “Criss Angel BeLIEve” destination online, believe.spike.com and on CrissAngel.com. There users can also find full episodes and blog posts, which will be updated throughout the season. For additional series updates, follow Spike on Facebook and on Instagram.
“Criss Angel BeLIEve” created, executive produced and directed by Criss Angel for APWI, Inc., David Baram and Erich Recker for LBI Entertainment. Sharon Levy is Executive Vice President of Original Series, Chris Rantamaki is Senior Vice President of Original Series and Hayley Lozitsky serves as the Executive in Charge of Production for Spike TV.
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PREVIEW OF “CRISS ANGEL BELIEVE”
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