A magician and his con-man father solve mysteries using a combination of sleight of hand and con games.
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1987   1986  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 Alexander Blacke (12 episodes, 1986)
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 Leonard Blacke (12 episodes, 1986)
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Alexander Blacke is a retired magician who comes out of retirement, at the behest of his con-man/gambler father, Leonard, to perform on stage and solve mysteries in this series that mixes the magical antics of "The Magician," the con-game schemes of "The Sting," "Switch," and "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe", and the intricate mysteries of "Columbo" and "Murder She Wrote." Written by <scrow@chop.isca.uiowa.edu>

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Blacke el Mago  »

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Referenced in St. Elsewhere: Black's Magic (1986) See more »

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This show should have been kept on.
27 September 2000 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

The people who choose to cancel this show should have given it more time to catch on. This was show was created by the same people who created Murder, She Wrote, and unlike that show that needed a murder in every story. Blacke's Magic occasionally solved a murder but also dealt with other crimes like inexplicable robberies, unexplained phenomena, and also once in awhile helping people who were either being blackmailed or going up against powerful people. It's too bad that this show was cancelled.


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