Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 02, 1973
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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The Magician (1973)

A rich magician used his magical talents to help people out of their problems, usually with criminals. In addition to his acting talents, Bill Bixby was actually a very accomplished magician in real life. The highly acclaimed magician, "Blackstone" gave the series his "thumbs up" for the authenticity of its magic.

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01x21 The Illusion of the Evil Spikes Aired: Apr. 15, 1974

A magician is killed during the filming of a highly risky magic trick. Blake takes on both the investigation and his friend's place in recreating …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 22 episodes air between 1973 and 1974.

Series Fun Facts

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  • Bill Bixby actually learned how to do the magic tricks for this role, so for most of the magic there was no trick photography used at all. Some magic did use the frame of the camera or edits…
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    Bill Bixby actually learned how to do the magic tricks for this role, so for most of the magic there was no trick photography used at all. Some magic did use the frame of the camera or edits to allow effects that would not have been possible otherwise.
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  • There was a writers' strike in 1973 (Writers Guild of America against the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers) and the series greatly suffered because of that. Fans…
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    There was a writers' strike in 1973 (Writers Guild of America against the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers) and the series greatly suffered because of that. Fans attribute to that fact the demise of the series after only one season.
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  • In the X-Files, when Samantha Mulder is kidnapped in 1973 The Magician was playing on the Mulder's TV set.
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