Critically-Acclaimed Comedy Series MAGIC FUNHOUSE to Return 8/24
Fullscreen today announced that season two of the critically-acclaimed original MAGIC FUNHOUSE will premiere Thursday, August 24, 2017, with back-to-back episodes followed by one new episode each week for the seven-episode order. Returning for the sophomore season are Brandon Rogers, Elise Christian, Alex Diehl, Paulette Jones, Jude Lanston, Nandini Minocha, TJ Smith and Jess Weaver.The series, written and directed by Rogers, who was recently honored as a New Face: Creator at this year's prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, takes a colorful behind-the-scenes look at the misadventures of a campy public access children's program ruled by a maniacal star, who treats the series as a playground for his twisted imagination; featuring the worst advice for kids, an inept crew, and endless technical difficulties This season picks up with the 'Magic Funhouse' crew in different places after the trial at the end of season one led to the show cancellation, Dave (Jess Weaver) going to jail and the troupe dispersing. We pick up with Arlo (Brandon Rogers) working at the courthouse snack stand while the rest of the group prepares to pull off 'Operation Magic Funhouse,' a plan that includes convincing Arlo to revive the show and take it out on the road. Having already secured their first booking, a little girl's birthday party out in the countryside, what seems like an easy gig is quickly turning out to be their worst nightmare. The gang narrowly escapes with the help of Cordula (Monique Parent), a television executive, who works to charm them with an offer of bringing back the canceled show. But the road to fame is bumpy and the gang will have to pull together if they are to keep the show going. The seven-episode freshman season was Fullscreen's most anticipated new series of last year, with the first episode posted on Roger's Youtube page being viewed more than 3.8 million times following the show's announcement. Critics have raved about "Magic Funhouse," with The New York Times calling the series "saucy." The series is written and directed by Brandon Rogers for the seven-episode order and produced by Super Deluxe.