Friday, June 30, 2006

Sneak Peek Of Season Two For CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK - Magician of the Year For Third Time

A&E has announced the rest of Season Two episode descriptions for the reality cult series CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK.

Upcoming Episodes include:

CHAD′S STORY - Airdate: July 5, 2006
Criss responds to an emotional letter from a young magician who battled leukemia only to lose his Dad to brain cancer. Criss helps Chad Juros achieve his dream of performing as a Las Vegas headliner. Criss also attempts a daring crate escape suspended high above Times Square, NY. Special guests: Lance Burton, Chad Juros.

CELEBRITY MINDS - Airdate: July 12, 2006
Criss uses hypnosis techniques to drop entire crowds of people to the ground before putting an entire restaurant′s patrons and staff under his control. His ability to read the minds of some well-known surprise celebrity guests including: Ice Cube, Vince Neil, Mark McGrath and Robin Leach will equally astound. This episode is chock full of Mindfreaks. Special guests: Ice Cube, Vince Neil, Mark McGrath and Robin Leach.

SUCKER - Airdate: July 19, 2006
PT Barnum was not the one who said, "There′s a sucker born every minute" but still gets the credit. In this episode, Criss and team perform an elaborate pickpocket ballet; demonstrate psychic surgery, and reveals the con-artist techniques used by three card monty dealers, card cheats and casino scammers. Criss blows the lid off anyone who uses magic to take advantage of the vulnerable.

CELEBRITY SÉANCE - Airdate: August 2, 2006
Criss Angel invites you to join celebrity friends "Crossing Jordan′s" Steve Valentine, singer/songwriter Deborah Gibson and Oscar-winning Three Six Mafia, for the most insane séance ever conducted. This episode proves once and for all, whether the living can communicate with the dead. Five brave souls will spend a night in one of the most haunted places in America, the Armagosa Hotel in Death Valley, known for paranormal activity as Criss tries to connect with forces beyond our comprehension. Which celebrities will remain in the house? Special guests: Steve Valentine, Deborah Gibson, Three Six Mafia.

METAMORPHOSIS - Airdate: August 9, 2006
On Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Criss performs one of his signature demonstrations the fastest Metamorphosis ever attempted in front of thousands of spectators. There are no curtains or covers, just an almost deadly wall of fire. Criss also receives the prestigious "Magician of the Year" Award for the third time!

RICE BURNERS - Airdate: August 16, 2006
Criss takes it underground in Long Island, New York and shares his passion for motorcycle trick riding with a crew of extreme riders who execute the craziest stunts on two wheels, and sometimes just one. Criss ups the ante when he makes a motorcycle vanish and reappear from nowhere, drives blind and demonstrates a fresh style of riding sure to astonish.

BACK TO SCHOOL - Airdate: August 23, 2006
Criss heads back to his Long Island home turf to visit some of his favorite haunts and neighborhood high schools. From the cafeteria to the football field, Criss freaks out the students and teachers and shows how to Mindfreak your friends.

Criss stops his pulse and vital signs in five body locations in front of a certified medical staff and in front of thousands of spectators, predicts the outcome of a motor speedway race. Criss waits tables and does close up magic in his favorite hometown diner.

Criss makes a Hummer appear from nowhere, as he visits Vandenburg Airbase in tribute to our men and women in uniform. This episode features mentalism, slight of hand and grand illusions. Criss tries to guess a soldier′s secret card by shooting it out of mid-air with a 9mm handgun. Criss produces a special surprise guest from an empty duffle bag in front of hundreds of airmen.

Towed through the ocean by his ankles off the coast of the Riviera Maya, Mexico, completely bound in a straight jacket, Criss attempts to survive being drowned alive in the most insane escape imaginable. Plus many more completely "loco" Mindfreaks!

From Cozumel, Mexico, shackled, handcuffed and locked in a 3 foot by 3 foot 300 lb. steel cage, Criss is pushed overboard and sunk to the bottom of the sea in swift currents and must escape from the ocean floor with but one breath in one continuous shot. Plus many more Mindfreak′s that are completely "loco"!

Previously Aired Episodes

BUILDING FLOAT- Airdate: May 31, 2006
Criss takes Mindfreak Season 1′s highly rated levitation episode and lifts it beyond comprehension. Criss attempts the greatest levitation ever, floating from one tall building to another, in front of a random crowd in the middle of the day. This unique demonstration was inspired by the urban legend of DD HUME, a Scotsman known for his spectacular levitations in the early 1800′s. Criss also performs an amazing light bulb float, lifts a kid off the pavement by sticking his hand to his head, and teaches a trick audiences can do at home with a Styrofoam cup.

VANISH - Airdate: May 31, 2006
The art of magic has included disappearing acts for centuries. In this episode, Criss attempts his own incredible take on this illusion: to vanish a spectator surrounded 360 degrees by thousands of witnesses in broad daylight, in the middle of Las Vegas Fremont Street.

WALK ON WATER - Airdate: June 7, 2006
In this episode Criss attempts to literally walk on water in one continuous shot across an entire pool while skeptics swim below and around him. Criss′ also brings a mannequin to life and introduces some new Mindfreaks to his growing repertoire. Special guest: Lance Burton.

IN TWO - Airdate: June 7, 2006
One of the Mindfreakiest episodes ever. Cutting people in half has been synonymous with the act of magic throughout history. Now for the first time ever, Criss demonstrates his incomparable versions, without the use of covers, boxes, or trick clothes of any kind. You will not believe your eyes as Criss separates a woman on a park bench, saws himself in half, and explores the history and variety of extremity separations.

EASY RIDER - Airdate: June 14, 2006
Criss unveils the ultimate Mindfreak OCC Chopper and leads the crew on a wild magic filled ride culminating in the hair-raising "Death Trap" exhibition. In front of thousands, Criss pays homage to legendary stunt artist, Steve Baker, as he is suspended, chained and sealed inside a wooden box filled with more than ten rounds of explosives. Criss must escape before a stunt car rams into him in front of the huge crowd. Special guests: Amazing Johnathan, Steve Baker.

ANIMAL MAGIC - Airdate: June 14, 2006
Criss and the Mindfreak team pay tribute to the legendary careers of Siegfried and Roy as Criss performs some amazing animal demonstrations. From making a 4 1/2-ton Asian elephant vanish in the middle of the street surrounded by spectators, to a special magic performance for monkeys, this episode also features pigeons, trained cockroaches and a few human guests.

PARTY - Airdate: June 21, 2006
Get ready for an illusion filled, night on the town with Criss Angel, "Mindfreak style." From the chauffeured Escalades to the VIP section of some of Vegas′ hottest nightclubs, Criss and crew infuse incredible magic and insane illusions, into Sin City′s nightlife scene. Criss also teaches how to create your own Mindfreak at home and puts his hand right through a passerby. Special guests: Penn & Teller.

BIKE JUMP VANISH - Airdate June 28, 2006
As a longtime fan of motorcycle jump legend Evel Knievel, Criss attempts his first monumental jump. He trains with champion aerialist and world record jump holder, Trigger Gunn. Criss will hit an 60-foot long, 20-foot high ramp at 50 mph, if brothers Costa and JD don′t stop him first, What happens next is either disaster or the ultimate Mindfreak! Special guests: Trigger Gunn, Carey Hart, Ice Cube