For the last two months, Criss Angel has taken us on the journey of the year with his Spike TV series, Criss Angel BeLIEve. He's given us an inside look at not only how magic is performed, but how demanding and exhilarating it is to be a professional magician. How do you quantify a project that's made history, blown minds, and even genuinely moved us, too? As he was preparing tomorrow night's last episode of the season, "Ship Appearance," Criss sat down with BFTV to look back on his return to television.
When we first talked to him before BeLIEve premiered, he spoke about doing something different from his first TV venture, A&E's Criss Angel Mindfreak, and from anything else that had been seen before. Now that everything's said and done, does he feel like he accomplished what he set out to do?
"Without a doubt. Absolutely," he told us, pointing toward the show's record-breaking premiere, a clip from the first episode that has well over fifteen million views on YouTube in just under eight weeks, and an international deal that will bring the show to a hundred and three countries. "A hundred and three countries is more than Mindfreak used to play in," he continued. "And I'm really proud of what we've done. I think we've delivered a show that's definitely different than anything that's ever been put on television in regards to magic, including my own work."