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26 November 2008 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Neil Patrick Harris ... Himself - Host
Jim Romanovich ... Announcer (as James Romanovich)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ed Alonzo ... Himself

Corbin Bernsen ... Himself - Presenter

Traci Bingham ... Herself - Presenter
Lance Burton ... Himself
Kyle Eschen ... Himself

Melora Hardin ... Herself - Presenter

Ernie Hudson ... Himself - Presenter
Hans Klok ... Himself

Christopher Massey ... Himself - Presenter

Kyle Massey ... Himself - Presenter

Sofia Milos ... Herself - Presenter

John Schneider ... Himself - Presenter

D.B. Sweeney ... Himself - Presenter

The Amazing Johnathan ... Himself

Directed by
Mark Mardoyan 
 
Writing credits
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Steve Jarczak 

Produced by
Gay Blackstone .... executive producer
Robert Lorsch .... co-executive producer
David Martin .... executive in charge of talent
David McKenzie .... executive producer
Jim Romanovich .... executive producer in charge of production (as James Romanovich)
 
Film Editing by
Julian C. Guillen 
 
Production Design by
Craig E. Nelson 
 
Set Decoration by
Stacy Nelson 
 
Makeup Department
Cole Saad .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Antoinette Conant .... post-production supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Jeff Marsh .... special effects coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Benlien .... video tape operator
Justin DeNino .... assistant camera (2008)
Ray Dominguez .... camera operator
Jerry Hill .... steadicam operator
Jake Hurst .... assistant camera
Alex Villegas .... camera utility
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yen Do .... wardrobe key
 
Other crew
Sean Callahan .... stage manager
Karen Fox .... production assistant
Megan Goedewaagen .... production assistant
M.J. Gumina .... production accountant
Ryan Houk .... production assistant
Ryan Kadowaki .... talent coordinator
Gregory McDowell .... production assistant
Dina Michelle .... VIP manager
Dina Michelle .... talent manager
Stephanie Mojica .... logger
Christopher Mur .... talent assistant
Joel Nadeau .... production assistant
Donald Quintana .... production assistant
Serivette Rodriguez .... production assistant
Joe Scott .... talent coordinator
David Stephan .... executive in charge of new media
Gabe Ulloa .... production assistant
 

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Inept Director Ruins the Show, 27 November 2008
Author: ColinInLa from Los Angeles

There were great performances by some of the best magicians in the world, but you'd barely know it by watching this show. The director either hates magic or has no idea how to present a television program of this nature. At every turn, performances were undercut by outrageously bad visual choices. Instead of letting the act's talent speak for itself, the choice to frenetically cut among multiple cameras often ruined the effects, doing great disservice to the talent involved. At crucial moments, a bad angle, far shot or audience reaction took you out of the moment and spoiled the flow and impact of the effect in progress. It was maddening, especially during the first of the two syndicated hours. Could this be why there's no director's credit here on the IMDb page?

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