Penn & Teller: Fool Us to air on US Television following acquisition by The CW

16 January 2014

The CW has acquired 9×60′ original magic entertainment show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us from DCD Rights and is due to premiere later this year to US audiences. Starring the legendary magic double act Penn & Teller, and presented by Jonathan Ross, each episode sees aspiring magicians perform their most mystifying trick to try and fool the iconic duo.

Penn & Teller have no prior knowledge of either the performers or the planned trick. They are sitting in the audience just like everyone else, watching every move the guest magicians make. And, if any illusionist comes on and fools the professionals they win a five star trip to Las Vegas to perform as the opening act in Penn & Teller’s world famous show at the Rio Hotel & Casino.

The programme was produced by DCD-owned September Films and 117 Productions and aired on Saturday night primetime ITV1 in 2011/2012.

The CW is America’s fifth broadcast network and the only network targeting women 18-34.