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Channel 5 buys Penn & Teller Vegas series

Penn & Teller Fool Us 1UK broadcaster Channel 5 has acquired Penn & Teller: Fool Us in Vegas from DCD Rights.

The 13x60mins magic series sees magicians from around the world attempt to out-fox famous duo Penn and Teller through their tricks at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. British presenter Jonathan Ross hosts.

The show, from 117 Productions and September Films, rated well for The CW in US.

Katie Keenan, head of acquisitions for Channel 5 and Viacom International Media Network UK, who brokered the deal, said: “I’m delighted to announce Penn & Teller: Fool Us in Vegas for Channel 5. The public’s appetite for this magical duo has never abated. Pair them with Jonathan Ross in a glamourous Vegas setting and you have event TV at its best.”