November 14, 2017

The CW announced today that Penn & Teller: Fool Us has been renewed for a fifth season. The British-acquired magic act reality show, which stars comedic magicians Penn & Teller, originated out of the UK but was cancelled by its original network ITV after just one season.

The show's rights were acquired by The CW in 2014 to add to its summer lineup, where it has remained for the past three seasons as a reliable off-season performer. Actress Alyson Hannigan came on-board to host the series last year, and she will continue in that role when the show returns in 2018.

Penn & Teller: Fool Us is an hour-long magic competition hosted by famed Las Vegas entertainers Penn & Teller. 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.