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"Breaking Magic" (TV show) is a reality series that airs on Discovery Channel.

Is science the secret sorcery to creating a successful magic trick? The series goes on a worldwide tour with today's most innovative magicians who transform pure science into mind-boggling magic tricks. Get ready to learn the chemistry, physics and biology powering the world's greatest illusions.

The series fuses the showmanship and mystery of street magic with the raw power of science. Watch as each trick surprises unsuspecting bystanders with mystifying results. Discovery Channel recruits today's freshest and most creative magicians to show how science works with shocking tricks including knocking down a wall with the power of one's voice, turning a sliver bracelet into gold, slowing the speed of a dropping cannonball and many more. Hidden cameras on the streets of London, Warsaw and New York City capture bystanders completely baffled by these magicians' unexpected tricks. Immediately following these demonstrations, each magician explains the scientific reality behind each illusion.

The magicians on the show include Wayne Houchin (United States of America), Ben Hanlin (United Kingdom), James Galea (Australia) and Billy Kidd (Canada).

"Breaking Magic" is produced for Discovery Channel by Objective Productions. For Objective Productions, Andrew Newman and Paul Gilheany serve as executive producers. For Discovery Channel US, the executive producer is Brian Dean with Paige McKenzie. For Discovery International, the executive producer is Sarah Davies with Rob Holloway and Marion Said.


Network: Discovery Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: November 11, 2012
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Objective Productions

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