From a media release:
YTVÂ is making magic this fall with the debut of the new Canadian original series,Â TrickedÂ (20 x 30). Produced forÂ YTVÂ byÂ Force Four Entertainment, and hosted by veteran magician Eric Leclerc,Â TrickedÂ baffles unsuspecting people with magic, sleight-of-hand, and super sneaky pranks. The series premieres onÂ Monday, September 5Â atÂ 7:30 pm ET/PTÂ and will air Monday to Thursday on YTV.
In each episode ofÂ Tricked, Eric goes undercover to pull well-crafted pranks on unsuspecting people, all caught on tape by hidden cameras. Well-known from his popular YouTube videos, which have garnered more than 10 million views worldwide, Eric performs illusions, misdirection and mind-reading tricks that will leave viewers in awe and disbelief day after day.
More magical content will be uploaded onÂ YTV.comÂ and YTVGo featuring tricks of the trade and tutorials on how to prank family and friends with magic that can be done at home. Also available online are videos revealing secrets fromÂ Trickedâ€™sÂ â€œMagic Camp,â€ where Eric and the magic team taught kids tricks using household items, which they then performed on camera.
TrickedÂ is based on the highly successful ITV Studios UK show, of the same name. The YTV series results from a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the international distributor of the format. It has been adapted by Force Four for Corus Entertainmentâ€™s YTV.