Criss Angel Mindfreak

THE BOX – Wednesdays from 24 October, 7.30pm

The first ever five-time back-to-back recipient of the Magician of the Year award, Criss Angel, returns to the BOX. Criss Angel’s acclaimed Mindfreak series is the most successful magic show in television history, resulting in more hours of magic during prime time than any other magic show ever! It continues to be viewed regularly by more than 100 million viewers per season in over 90 countries.

The BOX – Fridays from 17 June, 7.30pm

Prepare to be amazed, astounded, astonished, shocked, stunned and surprised by Criss Angel Mindfreak.

Considered to be the most influential name in magic today, Master Illusionist Criss Angel transcends tradition and moves into a new brand of modern mysticism. Criss Angel exhibits mystery on the stage, on the street and in his public demonstrations which blur the line between reality and illusion.

In this season the bar is raised when Criss will be buried alive in snow and ice, traverse a field of live explosives and levitate an entire crowd of people.

Kath & Kim movie on the way

Kath & Kim is set to be developed into a film which will take the entire cast to Europe. The film, entitled The Kath & Kim Filum, will go into production later in the year in Italy.

Sheen replacement rumours begin

Charlie Sheen has been dumped from Two and a Half Men for all of one day and the rumours for a replacement are already beginning. TMZ is reporting that series producer Chuck Lorre has reached out to actor Rob Lowe as a possible replacement for Sheen.

Criss Angel honoured

TV magician Criss Angel has become the youngest inductee into the International Magic Society Hall of Fame. The 43-year-old star of Criss Angel: Mindfreak was also presented with the group’s lifetime achievement award.

Scrubs actor join pilot

Former Scrubs actor John C. McGinley has joined the new ABC pilot Smothered where he will feature alongside Marcia Gay Harden and Sons of Anarchy actor Adam Arkin.

Sheen celebrates firing in style

In Charlie Sheen news, the actor has reportedly celebrated his axing from Two and a Half Men by brandishing a large machete on the roof of the Live Nation building in Beverly Hills. TMZ have footage of the actor waving the sword before declaring “this is the greatest day of my life.”

The BOX – Friday 28 January, 5pm

Some of Criss’ greatest illusions have been done with the help of some pretty famous people. In this 1 hour special, Criss repays them all by counting down their favourite moments from past shows. Dave Navarro reflects back to the time Criss walked on water, UFC star Tito Ortiz reflects on Criss pulling a quarter out of his bleeding arm.

The BOX – Thursday 27 January, 5pm

Another chance to see some of the most unforgettable moments with the master illusionist.

In this edge-of-your-seat spectacular, Criss takes his most heralded and admired feat to a whole new level as he levitates in the light of the Luxor pyramid 500 feet above the Las Vegas strip.

He invites the audience into his new home, a huge penthouse crib beneath the light of the world-renowned Luxor Hotel where he entertains surprise celebrity guests and friends.

The BOX – Weekdays from 9 September, 6.30pm

Can’t get enough of the distinct blend of magic, mentalism, and dazzling pyrotechnic effects that has made Criss Angel the hottest young magician in the World today?

We start from the first season of Criss Angel Mindfreak, the “postmodern Houdini”.

the BOX – Wednesdays from 3 June, 9pm (encores Saturdays 7pm)

Death-defying escapes, fearless demonstrations and astonishing physical feats are just a few of the reasons Criss Angel Mindfreak is a must see series! Angel built his reputation as the ‘postmodern Houdini’ and has astonished fans in past seasons surviving an encounter with a rollercoaster, turning a child’s doll into a real woman and not to mention chilling contact with the supernatural. This season in addition to celebrity guests (who include the gorgeous ‘girls next door’ Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison), street performances and behind-the-scenes looks at the magic — Angel performs all new mind-bending feats, including walking on the Lake Mead in Nevada, surviving a building implosion in Florida and escaping from two straitjackets while suspended over Bourbon Street in Louisiana. Not to be missed!

The BOX – premieres Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24 December, 8.30pm (encores Saturday 27 December, 7.30pm)

Celebrate Christmas Eve with an edge-of-your-seat magic special!

In a magnificent one-hour special, Criss takes his most heralded and admired feat to a whole new level as he levitates in the light of the Luxor Pyramid 500 feet above the Las Vegas strip. 

Plus, venture into Criss’s home – a huge penthouse crib beneath the light of the world-renowned Luxor Hotel where he entertains surprise celebrity guests and friends, then watch as Criss magically transforms a motorcycle into beautiful women, before being tied up by Dog the Bounty Hunter and attempting a daring escape.

NZ Premiere Episodes: Criss Angel: Mindfreak

the BOX – Wednesdays from 6 February, 8.30pm (replays Saturdays 7pm)

Considered to be the most influential name in magic today, master illusionist CRISS ANGEL blurs the line between reality and illusion in the astonishing hit series Criss Angel: Mindfreak. Starring the world’s only three time “Magician of the Year” and celebrity guests like STEVE VALENTINE (Crossing Jordan), ICE CUBE, THREE 6 MAFIA and PENN & TELLER, Criss Angel: Mindfreak captures the phenomenal talents of Criss Angel and draws viewers into an uncharted world of modern mysticism. From levitating between towering buildings, conducting an eerie séance with celebrity guests, and attempting to escape from the depths of the ocean while in a straight jacket, Criss Angel’s astonishing stunts have captivated audiences around the world and made him renowned as ‘the postmodern Houdini’. Each mind-boggling episode of the hit series brings master illusionist Criss Angel’s extraordinary talents to the streets – live, unstaged and without the use of any camera tricks.

These shows are finishing:

American Idol Sundays
Sunday 18 March, 6.30pm
Final episode on a Sunday evening. The series will continue on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Criss Angel Mindfreak
Tuesday 20 March, 10.30pm

Ticket To The Tribes
Thursday 22 March, 7.30pm