Celebracadabra is an American reality television series on VH1 that premiered on April 27, 2008. The series involves celebrities attempting to learn and perform magic. Magician/actor Jonathan Levit serves as the host. On Thursday, June 12, 2008, C. Thomas Howell was named Greatest Celebrity Magician.
|Directed by||Michael Dimich|
|Opening theme||Casey 'Schpilkas' Dunmore & Chris 'Kid' Reid|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||9|
|Executive producer(s)||Shelly Tatro|
|Running time||60 mins.|
|Original release||April 27 –|
June 12, 2008
|Celebrity||Magic Coach||Celebrity Status||Show Result|
|C. Thomas Howell||David Regal (replacement for original Coach, Jen Adams)||Movie actor||Winner|
|Hal Sparks||Rocco Silano||Stand-up comedian & actor||Eliminated Episode 8|
|Lisa Ann Walter||Silly Billy||Film & television actress||Eliminated Episode 6|
|Kimberly Wyatt||Murray Sawchuck||The Pussycat Dolls singer||Eliminated Episode 5|
|Christopher "Kid" Reid||Derek Hughes||Former rapper & actor||Eliminated Episode 3|
|Ant||Asi Wind||Stand-up comedian & television host||Eliminated Episode 2|
|Carnie Wilson||Simon Lovell||Wilson Phillips singer||Eliminated Episode 1|
- There were no eliminations in Episode 4 and 7.
For the premiere episode of Celebracadabra, the seven celebrities try their hand at magic, paired with professional magicians. This week's first challenge is Street Magic, hitting the streets armed with only their skills to impress the crowds. At the end, only six of the seven celebrities will continue onto next week.
For their next challenge, the celebs must play dress-up for a kiddie magic show. Hal forces one of his competitors to wear an undesirable costume, and Ant causes a riot!
Our celebrity magicians perform comedy magic for a rowdy and drunken college crowd. One of the contestants faces a severe handicap that may ultimately result in their elimination.
They have won the hearts of children and collegiate scholars, but can they win the heart of grandma? In this challenge, the celebrities will entertain residents at a retirement community using only magic that they can fit in their pockets. Plus, a surprise switcharoo of the coaches sends shockwaves through the competition.
The celebs are given the challenge of performing Cabaret Magic for a roomful of professional magicians at the Magic Castle. After getting hit with the Zonk prize, one of the celebs has to perform in drag. Meanwhile, Kim and Murray take their bickering to new heights.
In their most death-defying challenge yet, the remaining celebs are forced to deal with their greatest fears in Phobia magic. As the winner of the previous week's challenge, Tommy is given the special power of assigning the escapes, and his choice infuriates Hal and shatters their friendship.
After six weeks of learning magic and surviving difficult challenges and eliminations, the final two contestants hit the road. They travel from Los Angeles to Sin City for their final performances on a real Vegas stage. Tensions between Hal & Tommy continue to run high as they choose their illusions, practice their tricks and attempt to create a show that will impress their Las Vegas audience.
It's time for their final performances! Who will walk away with the $100,000 grand prize and the title of "World's Greatest Celebrity Magician"?
This season on Celebracadabra, seven celebrities tried to become magicians. Some succeeded, and some failed... miserably. And while the celebrities took center stage, their coaches were forced to stand in the background... until now. It's the Celebracadabra Magician Special – ten all-star magicians perform their favorite tricks.
Celebracadabra Elimination HistoryEdit
|04||Christopher "Kid" Reid||Ant||Hal||Thomas||Thomas||Kimberly|
|07||Lisa Ann Walter||Carnie|
- The contestant won the competition.
- The contestant was eliminated.
- None of the contestants were eliminated.
- Lowry, Brian (24 April 2008). "Celebracadabra! Clearly struggling to conjure new versions of its "celebreality" brand, VH1 has disgorged from its bag of tricks "Celebracadabra!" -- or what should more accurately be called "(Sort of) Celebrity Magician Survivor."". REV - TV Reviews. Daily Variety. Retrieved 22 Mar 2010.
- Rogers, Jessica (4 April 2008). "RDF Rights adds VH1 trio to Mip offering". Broadcast: 15. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
- "Celebracadabra episode guide". VH1.com. Retrieved 2008-04-21.
- "Celebracadabra: Personalities". VH1.com.