The release date for Masters of Illusion season 4 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Masters of Illusion season 4 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. The CW has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in Summer 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Show info and format
A magic show with a difficult destiny, Masters of illusion has originated on PAX TV in 2000, running until 2001, was revived in 2009 by MyNetwork TV and then resuscitated again by The CW network in 2014. The present incarnation of the program showcases all new performers and is hosted by Dean Cain. The show is executive produced by Paul Sharratt and Gay Blackstone and hails from Associated Television International. The current third series has premiered on May 20, 2016.
Top internationally renowned magicians, escape artists and illusionists are featured on the program, as they perform their most amazing illusions in front of a live audience. Some of the tricks are new spins on the old classics, and some are very original, ranging from card tricks to seemingly close encounters with death. The entourage is a classic one, with the typical shapely female assistants in revealing costumes. The first two episodes of the current season are titled “Techno Magic, Quick Change and a Guillotine” and “A Magical Smorgasbord”.
Ratings and chances of renewal
The show has an unimpressive 4.4/10 IMDb score, but the viewership has been unusually steady since its last revival in 2014, actually increasing the ratings since the first season in 2014. The two back-to-back season premiere episodes on May 20,2016 have garnered audiences of 1.38 and 1.3 million respectively. No announcements have been made as to the future of the series, but it provides popular light entertainment with a magical flourish, and deliver reasonable ratings, so chances for a fourth season seem high at this point. Stay tuned and we`ll keep you informed.
UPDATED October 25, 2016: The CW has made an announcement commissioning three of its summer series for next year, Masters of Illusion among them, renewed for a fourth chapter. The next installment is set to be broadcast in the summer of 2017, and variously skilled magicians, escape artists and illusionists will continue the competition, which will once again be interspersed with bits of comedy performances. Sign up for our updates, and we’ll send you a reminder one day prior to the debut of Masters of Illusion season 4.