It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a new David Blaine special, much less two. While these two shows, scheduled to air Sunday on The Travel Channel don’t promise new footage, they do promise unseen footage in a documentary style:
- 8 p.m.: “David Blaine: Beautiful Struggle.” This show promises a glimpse into the inspiration behind David Blaine’s stunts and feats of endurance. According to a post on his Facebook fan page, this special has been called the best of all of them, because it shares a deeper, more personal look at the man. Maybe we magicians will finally get a good answer to the question, “Why do you do the stunts instead of the magic?”
- 9 p.m.: “David Blaine: Discover Magic.” This is the one we REALLY want to see — it’s a collection of David Blaine’s magic through the years, including the first tape he shot. It documents Blaine’s evolution as a magician, including his first children’s parties, his teen years and independently shooting the TV special that redefined street magic and — let’s be honest, here — opened the door for a new, powerful kind of close-up magic.
The two new shows will be preceded by a marathon of all his other magic specials. Here’s the teaser: