Magicians Penn Jillette and Teller normally would advise people not to try their illusions at home. But on Monday, May 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, they’re airing a special on The CW called Try This at Home, a quarantine magic show.
If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch Penn & Teller: Try This at Home on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:
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The CW (live in select markets) is one of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Penn & Teller: Try This at Home live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most new shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
The CW (live in select markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies. You can watch immediately with a seven-day free trial:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Penn & Teller: Try This at Home live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which includes most shows after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include CW (live in select markets):
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch Penn & Teller: Try This at Home live on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
‘Penn & Teller: Try This At Home’ Preview
In these “unique times,” entertainers are doing all they can to keep bringing fun and magic to their fans’ homes. Enter Penn & Teller, whose quarantine-based magic show will delight audiences with all kinds of tricks they can try themselves.
The CW’s press release teases, “Penn & Teller: Try This At Home showcases new magic Penn & Teller and their magician friends have developed at home and teaches viewers how to do an array of tricks themselves while being joined by celebrity guests including Elle and Dakota Fanning, Michael Carbonaro and Shin Lim.”
In the preview video, there are all sorts of fun tricks and illusions happening: a wine illusion, a light show, card tricks, ping pong ball tricks, and more, while Jillette teases, “Welcome to our homes. We’re going to show you how to do a bunch of tricks. We’re giving away our secrets!”
This special comes just a few weeks before the season seven premiere of the magicians’ CW show called Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which is a competition series celebrating magic.
In that series, which is hosted by Alyson Hannigan, “aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. Penn & Teller see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. The live studio audience knows there are no camera tricks, secret edits or helpful camera cuts. This is all real magic.”
Penn & Teller: Fool Us premieres Monday, June 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the CW.
Penn & Teller: Try This At Hme airs Monday, May 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, followed by an all-new episode of Roswell, New Mexico, on The CW.
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