The magic competition will return next summer.
October 9, 2018
The CW announced today that Penn & Teller: Fool Us has been renewed for a sixth season. The British-acquired magic act reality show, which stars comedic magicians Penn & Teller, originated out of the UK but has found the bulk of its success stateside.
The show's rights were acquired by The CW in 2014 to add to its summer lineup, where it has remained for the past four seasons as a reliable off-season performer. Actress Alyson Hannigan came on-board to host the series in 2016, and she is expected to continue in that role when the show returns in 2019.
Penn & Teller: Fool Us is an hour-long magic competition hosted by the titular famed Las Vegas entertainers. Episodes feature up-and-coming magicians who are invited to perform their best trick in front of a live audience, and the legendary duo try their best to figure out just how the trick was executed. If they are fooled successfully, the magician who performed the act is invited to join Penn & Teller on stage at their show in the Rio Hotel and Casino.