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Penn & Teller: Fool Us 

Aspiring magicians from all over the world perform their best tricks to try and fool Penn and Teller, the world-famous magician duo. If the two can not guess how the trick was done, the "fooler" gets to be on their Las Vegas magic show.
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Airs Sun. Aug. 25, 8:00 PM on CW


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Series cast summary:
Penn Jillette ...  Himself / ... 65 episodes, 2011-2019
Teller ...  Himself / ... 65 episodes, 2011-2019
Alyson Hannigan ...  Herself - Hostess / ... 43 episodes, 2016-2019
Jonathan Ross ...  Himself - Host 22 episodes, 2011-2018


A highly entertaining and thrilling one-hour competition series celebrating magic and featuring the legendary magician duo Penn and Teller. On each episode, aspiring magicians from all around the world are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the two. To avoid spoiling the tricks, when Penn and Teller are able to guess how the contestants' magic works, they usually explain it in code, and when the contestants do manage to full them, they are rewarded with a guest spot on their famous magic show in Las Vegas. At the end of each episode, P&T also perform one of their own impressive tricks. British television and radio personality Jonathan Ross served as host until 2016, when Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) star Alyson Hannigan took over as the new charming host. Written by CW Publicity

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Release Date:

7 January 2011 (UK) See more »

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Кто обманет Пенна и Теллера? See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Alyson Hannigan wears the same outfit on every show throughout a season, and Penn and Teller wear the same suits. This allows all the acts to be recorded over just a few days and then each show is created by selecting four acts from the group. By wearing the same outfits, there is no break in continuity. See more »

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Fun Show, Good Platform for Magicians
28 September 2016 | by kingbk-2See all my reviews

Penn & Teller aren't strangers to the tube. They've hosted game shows, appeared on reality shows and talk shows, and hosted the long running Showtime series "Bull*hit". However, they are best known for being a magic act in Las Vegas that combines comedy with illusions and some great effects as well. They finally have a show on TV that gives them the platform to do what they do best, but now they've opened it up for other magicians as well on "Fool Us."

The concept is pretty simple. Four magicians from around the globe come to Vegas to perform one act in front of Penn & Teller. The magicians range from masters of card tricks, to mentalists, to prop artists and many more. After the act, Penn & Teller briefly confer and, in traditional magician form, declare they know how the trick is done using code words (like all magicians, they follow the code of not revealing how a trick is done) or admit they have no idea how it's done. If their guess is wrong or they are stumped, they tell the magician that he/she "fooled us" and the magician wins a trophy and is invited back to Vegas to open for Penn & Teller. After four magicians, Penn & Teller perform a trick of their own from their wide array of tricks.

The best part about the show is how unlike other reality shows it is. Penn & Teller are positive, encouraging and very supportive of the magicians, whether they fooled them or not. There seems to be a certain level of respect between the hosts and the contestants that you don't see on many shows these days. Also, there is little "drama" or side stories like some reality shows like to emphasize now. It sticks to magic, the art and love of it, and letting up and coming magicians have the opportunity to display their skills to a wide audience.

It's enjoyable, informational, and even educational. I recommend Fool Us to anyone looking to be awed.

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