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ITV commissions Penn & Teller series

ITV has commissioned a full series of Penn & Teller: Fool Us following the success of the one-off special in January.

The six-part series is produced by DCD-owned September Films and US indie 1/17 Productions and is distributed internationally by DCD Rights.

The 90 minute one-off special aired on ITV1 on January 7 and recorded ratings of 4.17 million viewers.

Nicky Davies Williams, chief executive, DCD Rights, told TBIvision: “The one-off did very well, ratings wise. It’s exactly what ITV should be doing, it’s an exciting, fun primetime format.”

The show, which will air later this year, invites aspiring magicians to perform their best tricks to attempt to fool the famous magicians.