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Airing on Fox on Monday nights, Houdini & Doyle recently completed its first season. Will the series be returning for a season two? Should there be a second season?A mystery adventure series, Houdini & Doyle revolves around the uneasy partnership of two legendary figures of the early 20th Century. Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) is a master magician and paranormal debunker while famed author Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) is a paranormal aficionado. They're teamed with Constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard) to solve cases that may have roots in the supernatural.Read More… »
Death, betrayal and insanity all played their part on Houdini & Doyle Season 1 Episode 10, but so did friendship, bravery and loyalty.
With 50 people shockingly dead, this season finale certainly had its twists and turns, and the mystery of it reminded me of some of my favorite stories from The X-Files, when the show didn’t have to be horrifyingly dark to grab our attention.
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But Houdini & Doyle has a flavor all its own, from the landscape to the costumes to the characters. It’s definitely the characters I’ve grown to love over the course of the season, with my favorite being Harry Houdini.
Houdini reminds me a lot of one of my favorite all-time TV characters, Patrick Jane from The Mentalist.
They both used their keen sense of observation and inherent skepticism and intelligence to debunk supernatural theories and the people who perpetrate them. »
- Christine Orlando
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- TMZ Staff
Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle are both legends in their own right. Houdini was a master magician and escape artist. Doyle was the creator of Sherlock Holmes and author of those and other books. A new Fox series makes Houdini and Doyle crime solvers in the early 1900s.
Michael Weston plays Houdini. After a Television Critics Association for Houdini & Doyle, Weston stuck around to speak more with a group of reporters and we were there to ask him questions about magic tricks and Houdini history. "Houdini & Doyle" airs Mondays at 9Pm on Fox.
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A few weeks ago Rough Riders had a solid start with an introduction to the leader of the team Teddy Roosevelt, and the first member Jack Johnson. This issue as expected we meet the rest of the team and set up for the mission at hand. First Teddy and Jack head to Coney Island to recruit the not yet legendary Harry Houdini. Unlike Jack, Teddy doesn’t as Harry if he wants to be on the team. Instead he knocks him out, chains him up and throws him into the ocean. But to their surprise, not only does he escape but he appears behind the and he takes Teddy’s gun and wallet. Classic Houdini at his best! Next on the list is Thomas Edison who doesn’t take much convincing, but it seems like he had been working on a bit more than light bulbs. The four men now »
- Emmanuel Gomez
Though Fox is airing this show in the United States, it originates in the UK so it's unclear what impact American ratings will have on Houdini & Doyle's chances for a second season. Will it be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
A mystery adventure series, Houdini & Doyle revolves around the uneasy partnership of two legendary figures of the early 20th Century. Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) is a master magician and paranormal debunker while famed author Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) is a paranormal aficionado. They're teamed with Constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard) to solve cases that may have roots in the supernatural.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data »
“Houdini & Doyle,” Fox’s latest drama featuring mismatched crime solvers, opened to tiny numbers on Monday, a night that also featured a solid season-ender for CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles,” which pulled even with NBC’s “Blindspot” in young adults and was the night’s most-watched scripted program overall.
“Houdini,” a period drama based loosely on the real-life friendship between Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle, mustered a 0.7 rating/2 share in adults 18-49 and 2.6 million viewers overall in the 9 o’clock hour, according to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen. The American-Candadian-British co-production earned only half the same-day demo average of “Lucifer” in the timeslot this year for Fox, and the 0.7 is the lowest to date for any scripted drama debut on the Big Four — a tick below the 0.8 for ABC’s “Of Kings and Prophets” in March.
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- Rick Kissell
Period pieces are hard. Period pieces incorporating actual historical figures can be harder. Not only are there a slew of details the producers must get right in order for the audience to buy in, but maintaining a story that adds a fresh sense of must-watch TV is a tall order indeed. Enter the Canadian co-produced drama “Houdini & Doyle,” from co-creators David Hoselton and David Titcher, and producer David Shore (“House”). The midseason offering pairs two historical figures Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and Sir Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan), along with female constable Adelaide Stratton (Rebecca Liddiard) as they solve crimes »
- Amber Dowling
First rule of attending a seance: Don't be late. Especially when you're keeping the star of Fox's new summer series Houdini & Doyle—and the spirit of Harry Houdini himself—waiting. But mid-afternoon traffic in Los Angeles has an almost supernatural mind of its own and here I am, ten minutes late to join Michael Weston and a handful of other journalists at the famed Magic Castle in the heart of Hollywood in an attempt to connect with the legendary illusionist. As our spiritual guide for the afternoon, the indomitable Misty Lee (the Magic Castle's only resident female seance medium), guides me to my seat—not that I need much help, as it is the only one left open around the table in the »
First of all let’s just get this out of the way, I am a sucker for books and movies that feature prominent moments and figures from American History no matter how ridiculous the concept seemed. For example in films movies like Wild Wild West and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Also in books titles like American Legends (Top Cow Productions Inc. & Image Comics) and All Star Western (DC Comics) and well you get the trend. Now Adam Glass through Aftershock Comics has released a very interesting book called “Rough Riders”. Which features a team of soon to be legends such as Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Harry Houdini as well as others. They are set to travel to Cuba and defeat a threat using alien technology to destroy American vessels. The cover alone sold me the book as it features the team of Rough Riders in an antique style color palette »
- Emmanuel Gomez
What’s the name of this show? Houdini & Doyle
When does it premiere? Monday 2 May at 9pm Est on Fox. The 10 episodes already aired on ITV in March in the UK.
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- Brian Moylan
Fox’s newest mystery/adventure drama Houdini & Doyle is inspired by true events and one of history’s most unlikely friendships. The series follows real-life friends Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) in fantastical (and faux) adventures as they join forces with New Scotland Yard’s first female constable (Rebecca Liddiard) to investigate supernatural cases. The premise of the duo moonlighting as superstar sleuths requires some suspension of disbelief, but it has a mix of mirth, mysticism and murder we’d liken to an old-timey X-Files. “We’re not pretending that we’re telling the Arthur Conan Doyle/Harry Houdini story,” says … Continue reading →
The post Michael Weston Uncovers History’s Oddest Friendship In Houdini & Doyle appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Kellie Freeze
Like that ad campaign from the early ’80s where diners at fine restaurants had their coffee replaced with Folgers crystals, Fox’s Houdini & Doyle attempts to satisfy viewers who gravitate to high-minded, British crime stories with a period flair (and/or have an unrequited craving for PBS’ all-too-infrequent Sherlock).
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In this case, though, even the least refined palate will detect a top note of cheap and joyless imitation that permeates every aspect of this befuddling 10-episode event series.
Oh, sure, on paper, Houdini & Doyle sounds out-of-left-field intriguing: It’s set in »
On the broadcast networks, this time of year often takes on the trappings of a big garage sale. Sometimes you come across a real find in the jumble of mid-season debuts: Excellent shows like “Hannibal,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Wonder Years” all premiered in the months of March or April.
But most of the time, spring gives the broadcast nets chance a chance to clean out their attics and get rid of dust-gathering items they have no real use for. And that brings us to the new drama “Houdini and Doyle.”
Fox has committed — quite possibly overcommitted — to the idea of using existing intellectual property as the basis for many, if not most, of its new shows; if the network can shoehorn the devil, Ichabod Crane or parts of the premise of “Minority Report” into a cop procedural, all the better. This time around, Fox »
- Maureen Ryan
Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.
Before anyone says anything, yes. Yes, Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle really were a real life twosome, albeit an unlikely one. Doyle, despite making his fortune on the dependably logical Sherlock Holmes saga, was an avowed spiritualist, drawn toward the occult after a number of personal tragedies. Houdini, on the other hand, the rock star illusionist and escape artist, knew humbug when he heard it, spending a good chunk of his career ousting phony mediums and their “powers.”
So if it doesn’t outright invent the relationship at its core, then Houdini & Doyle, which premieres Monday on Fox, goes nuts with everything else. Imagining the duo as bickering paranormal private eyes, the series has fun with its spooky roots. The best of it is smart, silly, and a little scary. At certain points, though, it doesn’t seem to trust those roots, »
- Joe Incollingo
Debuting on May 2 on Fox, Houdini & Doyle reeks of midseason filler and seems to have the primary point of making you long for the return of the recently wrapped and renewed Lucifer — whose 9 Pm Season 1 time slot this new offering takes over. As I say in my video review above, other than some devilish nostalgia, there's not much else to think fondly about in this capricious wreckage of the friendship between Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The worst part may… »
[caption id="attachment_47661" align="aligncenter" width="543"] L-r: Rebecca Liddiard, Michael Weston and Stephen Mangan in Houdini & Doyle, premiering Monday, May 2 (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt). © 2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Mitch Jenkins / Fox.[/caption]
It's mysterious, murderous magic and yet, elementary. Check out promos and photos for the new Houdini & Doyle TV series premiering on Fox, Monday, May 2, 2016, at 9:00pm Et/Pt.
Inspired by true events, Houdini & Doyle stars Michael Weston as Harry Houdini, Stephen Mangan as Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle, and Rebecca Liddiard as Constable Adelaide Stratton. Tim McInnerny is Chief Inspector Horace Merring. Adam Nagaitis is Sergeant George Gudgett.
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Fox’s new event series Houdini & Doyle may not be set in the 1970s, but its new poster nevetheless recalls the lyrics a certain Diana Ross disco classic: Upside down you’re turnin’ me.
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Indeed, the kicky key art finds master magician Harry Houdini (House‘s Michael Weston) shackled and hanging from the ceiling, as Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Episodes’ Stephen Mangan) strikes a decidedly more earthbound pose.
The series follows the pair (who were real-life buddies) as they assist »
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Fox has announced a May 2nd premiere date for their new series "Houdini and Doyle" from "House" creator David Shore. The first trailer for the series is now out and can be seen below.
The mystery adventure drama stars Michael Weston, Stephen Mangan and Rebecca Liddiard and follows illusionist Harry Houdini (Weston) and author Arthur Conan Doyle (Mangan) who begrudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate unsolved, inexplicable and possibly supernatural crimes. [Source: ]
Fox has confirmed that its long-running procedural "Bones" will return for a twelve-episode twelfth and final season. The series, currently in the midst of its twenty-two episode eleventh season, will score a proper send off and the producers now have plenty of time to wrap up their ongoing stories and character arcs.
The decision to end the series isn't a surprise, it was a long running ratings performer for Fox but has »
- Garth Franklin
Fox said today that its literary adventure drama Houdini & Doyle will premiere May 2, taking over the 9 Pm Monday slot that the week after Lucifer‘s season finale. The series focuses on the unlikely real-life friendship between master illusionist Harry Houdini (Michael Weston) and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Stephen Mangan) as they grudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate unsolved and inexplicable crimes with a supernatural… »
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