This is no trick. The CW has renewed the Penn & Teller: Fool Us TV series for a sixth season. The new episodes will air during the summer of 2019.
A CW magic competition series hosted by Alyson Hannigan, Penn & Teller: Fool Us showcases talented magicians performing their acts for comedic illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller. Those who manage to fool the pair win the opportunity to perform in Penn and Teller’s Las Vegas act.
The series originated on ITV and premiered in 2012 in the UK. The series was cancelled and The CW aired the episodes in the United States a couple years later. They performed well enough for the network to order a second season and it’s become a staple of The CW’s summer schedule ever since.
The fifth season recently finished airing and averaged a 0.31 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.34 million viewers. While the ratings were lower than those of season four, Penn & Teller: Fool Us was the network’s highest-rated summer series.
What do you think? Do you enjoy watching the Penn & Teller: Fool Us series on The CW? Will you be watching season six?