Series: Criss Angel BeLIEve
A Reality Show, focusing on the exploits of stage magician and illusionist Criss Angel. A typical episode features the lead-up and preparation to the Major Illusion or Trick of the Episode, along with smaller illusions performed on the street or similar—in a slight subversion, he actually explains how said illusions work. Fittingly (given that he is part of a theatre show there), much of the "fun" (if you can call it fun) occurs around Las Vegas, and especially at his new secret warehouse base.If anything, Criss Angel: BeLIEve is pretty much Criss Angel Mindfreak doing a Channel Hop to Spike TV in honor of the five-year anniversary of the stage show. It is unknown whether there is or will be a 2nd season anytime soon, as Criss required shoulder surgery following the Double Straightjacket stunt, which in turn required him to temporarily place his main stage show on hiatus in favor of Magicjam, a new show featuring him and a variety of guest performers. The first season featured 10 episodes, but the planned season finale "The Trinity" was shelved, presumably as a result of the injury.
- Animate Dead: One episode featured Criss "reviving" a dead body for a few moments.
- Enforced Plug: Every episode features a plug for his Las Vegas show of the same name, and his FloatIt "anti-gravity" floating card.
- Russian Roulette: One episode featured a presentation homaging Lord of Illusions, where Criss was strapped to a platform with six swords hanging above him, and had to predict the order that a group of randomly selected audience members would drop the swords.
- Spiritual Successor