Series / Criss Angel BeLIEve

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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. This time, 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 was pretty much Criss Angel Mindfreak doing a Channel Hop to Spike TV, in honor of the five-year anniversary of his Las Vegas stage show of the same name.

11 episodes were planned for the first season, but the planned season finale "The Trinity" was shelved after Criss required shoulder surgery following the Double Straightjacket stunt, which in turn required him to temporarily place his main stage show on hiatus as well. Only 10 episodes aired, and the show appears to have been silently cancelled.

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