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A&E To Broadcast First-Ever Live Episode Of 'Criss Angel Mindfreak'

July 9th, 2008 2:27pm EDT
Criss Angel MindfreakFor the first time ever in Criss Angel Mindfreak history, A&E will broadcast a special LIVE one-hour episode on Wednesday, July 30 @ 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT a week after the series' fourth season premiere on Wednesday, July 23 at 10 PM ET/PT.

In the special one-hour live episode, "Building Implosion Escape," world-renowned mystifier Criss Angel will be shackled in a 6-story building in Florida that is loaded with explosives and set to detonate. Angel must attempt to escape the restraints and overcome physical obstacles to make it to a hovering helicopter on the roof before the building implodes in front of the crowd, cameras and viewers at home.

Once again stretching the boundaries of reality and belief, the fourth season of Criss Angel Mindfreak will feature three one-hour specials and 15 all-new half hour episodes premiering every Wednesday at 10 PM ET/PT. The season kicks off with "Walk on Lake," a one-hour series premiere on Wednesday, July 23 at 10 PM in which Criss attempts to walk on the world's largest manmade lake, Lake Mead in Nevada amidst spectators and boaters.

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The upcoming season will feature incredible illusions, death defying escapes, fearless demonstrations and astonishing physical feats including being cremated alive, walking through steel and inviting skeptics to be part of a deadly challenge where one wrong move will cost him his life.

Criss Angel's unique blend of illusion and reality and his ability to push creative, physical and mental boundaries has earned him the reputation as one of the most innovative performers of his day. He has appeared on several television specials, been featured countless times on dozens of networks, produced four original CDs and is currently in pre-production for "Believe" his Cirque Du Soleil stage show that will premiere in Las Vegas later this year. He has received numerous awards for his work - including being the first-ever five-time recipient of the coveted Magician of the Year Award.

The episode will also broadcast live on A&E Latin America and FOX 8 in Australia.


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