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"Wizard Wars" review by Suzanne
Premieres 8/19 at 10/9c on Syfy

I don't really watch any non-fiction shows, but this was kind of fun. It's a competition show for magicians. Even though the title is about wizards, it's about magicians (which, as we all know, is a very different thing).

Young magicians show their stuff and then get judged by Penn & Teller, and some other magicians. It's a fun show if you like magic and entertainment.

They don't tell you anything about how the tricks are done, but they do show you that a lot of the emphasis is on showmanship and humor, not just magic tricks. It's fun when the magicians actually surprise the veterans magicians with their tricks.

You should check it out because it's pretty enjoyable.

Tune in tomorrow night for the series premiere of Wizard Wars and an all-new episode of Face Off. These two competition shows are ready to take you on a whimsical adventure, starting tomorrow at 9/8c:

On Wizard Wars, illusionists Penn & Teller puts a team of Canadian illusionists against two young American magicians in the show’s first competition. Watch the trailer below, to catch a glimpse of what is to come.

Wizard Wars – Launch Trailer

SUMMARY: Syfy’s newest competition series, Wizard Wars, recruits the best magicians in the business to transform the mundane into mind-blowing. 


Syfy debuts the new six-episode competition series Wizard Wars on Tuesday, August 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, offering a fascinating window inside the secretive world of magic.  In each episode, a new team of magician "Challengers" will be presented with a random assortment of ordinary objects, and will be given a limited amount of time to transform these objects into amazing and magical performances.  The Challengers are up-and-coming professional magicians who've traveled from all over the world to show off their magical prowess.  The winning team of Challengers in the first round will take on the expert "home team" of world-renownded "Wizards" -two-time World Championship of Magic winner Gregory Wilson, Wynn Resort resident magician Shimshi; YouTube sensation Justin Flom, and internationally renowned mentalist Angela Funovits.  These Wizards are the best of the best in their competitive field, experts at both magic creation and performance.

Will the wizards prevail? Or will one of the challenging teams be able to take down the Wizards? It's up to the show's expert panel of judges: Penn & Teller, Jason Latimer and Christen Gerhart.

Ultimately, viewers at home will not only be entertained, they'll walk away with a deeper appreciation and admiration for the ancient art of magic. With each episode the magicians will be challenged to continue to push magic to new and greater heights, and the world will be one step closer to discovering the next great contemporary magician.

Wizard Wars is produced by A. Smith & Co (Hell's Kitchen). Executive Producers are Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton, Tim Eagan, Penn Jillette and Teller.

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