|The Carbonaro Effect|
Magic TricksPractical Jokes
|Created by||Michael Carbonaro|
|Directed by||Phil Britton|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||73|
|Camera setup||Hidden camera|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Fields Entertainment|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||April 1, 2014 –|
|Related shows||Candid Camera Impractical Jokers|
The Carbonaro Effect is an American hidden camera/practical joke reality television series. The show debuted on April 1, 2014, and is currently airing on truTV. The show is hosted by magician and prankster Michael Carbonaro. He performs tricks on people caught on hidden camera. At the end of each trick or practical joke, he refers to the fictional "Carbonaro Effect." To promote the second half of the first season, TBS aired a two-hour marathon on October 30, 2014. The second season premiered on April 1, 2015. The third season premiered on February 1, 2017. The fourth season premiered on May 17, 2018, along with a new insider series titled The Carbonaro Effect: Inside Carbonaro. On October 11, 2019, it was announced that the fifth season will premiere in November 7, 2019.
Main Article: List of The Carbonaro Effect episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||April 1, 2014||January 22, 2015|
|2||28||April 1, 2015||June 22, 2016|
|3||17||February 1, 2017||January 11, 2018|
|4||19||May 17, 2018||February 14, 2019|
The Carbonaro Effect: Inside Carbonaro
The Carbonaro Effect: Inside Carbonaro is a show where previously aired episodes are shown again with new facts and bonus scenes, presented by Carbonaro himself. The first episode aired on May 17, 2018, after the Season 4 premiere.
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- "truTV's "The Carbonaro Effect" Returns Nov. 7". The Futon Critic. October 11, 2019.