truTV's Hit Series The Carbonaro Effect Returns with More Captivating and Confounding Illusions

truTV's Hit Series The Carbonaro Effect

Returns with More Captivating and Confounding Illusions


Michael Carbonaro if Back with his Critically-Acclaimed Firebrand of Magic


Second Season Premieres Thursday, July 29, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)


What is The Carbonaro Effect? It’s that moment when the ordinary becomes extraordinary...

After successfully convincing the public to believe the unbelievable, magician Michael Carbonaro is back with unexpected tricks that will astound and amuse audiences in a second season of truTV’s breakout hit series The Carbonaro Effect. The hidden camera series will premiere on Thursday, July 29, at 10 p.m. ET.

This season, Michael slips into a wide range of roles from baker to beautician and casts his unique brand of enticing magic on everyday, unsuspecting people in various locations and situations. Whether it’s hitting golf balls that suddenly hatch live birds, instantly cloning babies or shrinking a luxury yacht into a toy boat, The Carbonaro Effect will blow your mind, beguile you and leave you wanting more.

The show, about which The New York Times raved, “A few other magicians and illusionists have made television shows by using their skills to punk the unsuspecting, but none have worked the gimmick better than Michael Carbonaro does…” finished up its first season as one of the Top 10 programs in its timeslot with men 18-49 and men 18-34.

Actor, magician and improv artist, Michael Carbonaro is a familiar face to television viewers thanks to his appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has also played roles on Happily Divorced, The Newsroom, 30 Rock, Wizards of Waverly Place, CSI: Miami and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He is an OutFest Best Actor Award winner as well as a two-time nominee for an Academy of Magical Arts Magician of the Year award.  Michael hosts and performs at a variety of clubs worldwide, including NYC's Joe’s Pub and Hollywood’s Magic Castle.

The Carbonaro Effect is being produced for truTV by Fields Entertainment and 11 Television, with Simon Fields, Kevin Healey & Michael Carbonaro serving as executive producers.


About truTV

truTV takes viewers on a fun ride that surprises and entertains. The network delivers a dynamic mix of action, comedy and competition, featuring engaging characters and compelling new worlds that pull you in and leave you wanting more. Currently seen in 92 million U.S. households, truTV features such popular original series as Impractical Jokers, The Carbonaro Effect, Friends of the People, Hack My Life, How to Be a Grown-Up, Barmageddon, as well as the upcoming Funny Or Die's Billy on the Street, Those Who Can't, Fameless, Six Degrees of Everything and Santas in the Barn. In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and recently began airing the network's first ever boxing series.

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