Magician Mat Franco, who last year rose above tens of thousands of acts to become the Season 9 winner of NBC's hit reality-competition series "America's Got Talent," will bring his special "Mat Franco's Got Magic" to NBC on Thursday, September 17 at 9/8c. The special will feature appearances by Neil Patrick Harris, Heidi Klum, Rob Gronkowski, Jason Mraz, Penn & Teller and others.
"Mat Franco's Got Magic" will capture Mat traveling from his home in Rhode Island to Las Vegas, stopping off at incredible locations, wowing celebrities, performing street magic and visiting the family, friends and everyday Americans who helped make his dream come true. When he reaches his final destination, Mat will learn what it takes to put on a high-profile show and fulfill his dreams of becoming a headlining act in Las Vegas at the LINQ Hotel & Casino.
As a lead-in to "Mat Franco's Got Magic," NBC has previously announced that "Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood" will air at 8/7c on September 17. Taped before a live audience at the Dolby Theatre on August 19, the special will feature the wildly popular comedian and ventriloquist and his special guests - country music superstar Brad Paisley, comedian Chris Parnell and MMA champ Chuck Liddell.
Franco is the first and only magician to win NBC's "America's Got Talent." Almost entirely self-taught, Mat began developing his own shows before the age of 10 and took the stage at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas by the time he was 15.
"Mat Franco's Got Magic" is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment and distributed internationally by FremantleMedia International. Executive producers are Thom Beers, Toby Gorman and Sean Hancock.