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truTV's THE CARBONARO EFFECT to Debut 5/15

truTV's THE CARBONARO EFFECT to Debut 5/15

What happens when you combine a mind-blowing magician with an insatiable practical joker? truTV has the answer in magician/prankster Michael Carbonaro, star of the brand new series "The Carbonaro Effect," premiering Thursday, May 15th at 10pm ET/PT. The new 12-episode and hilarious series follows Carbonaro as he tricks, amazes and amuses the unsuspecting public.

Michael Carbonaro is a magician by trade, but a prankster at heart. In truTV's new series, Michael performs baffling tricks on unsuspecting people in everyday situations, all caught on hidden camera. Posing as an ordinary bartender or a seemingly unremarkable salesman, Michael astonishes marks by turning a tuft of hair into a puppy or pouring 12 pints of beer from an ordinary bottle. Whether the marks are alone or with their friends, everyone is left stunned and delighted, even though they have no idea what just hit them.

"The Carbonaro Effect" is produced for the network by Fields Entertainment and 11 Television with Simon Fields and Kevin Healey serving as executive producers.

Michael Carbonaro is an actor, magician, comedian and improv artist. He is a familiar face to television viewers thanks to his appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has also played recurring roles on Happily Divorced, The Newsroom, 30 Rock, Wizards of Waverly Place, CSI: Miami and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Michael hosts and performs shows of comedy, magic and other weird acts at various clubs around New York and Los Angeles, including Joe's Pub, Caroline's On Broadway, The Box and Hollywood's Magic Castle. Michael is an OutFest Best Actor Award winner, as well as a two-time nominee for the Academy of Magical Arts "Magician of the Year" Award.

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