Betting on Magic

Mat Franco ’10 spent weeks in the nation’s living rooms during his winning run on NBC’s America’s Got Talent last fall. Now, the network is doubling down on the inventive Franco, with two primetime TV specials coming this summer. The shows will chronicle Franco’s preparations for an upcoming residency at the LINQ Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where he is set to headline his own live show, Magic Reinvented Nightly, beginning in late June. TV episodes will focus on Franco’s travels across the country, honing his improv- and humor-laced performance style on celebrities, family members, and ordinary Americans.