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The Magicians: The Tales of the Seven Keys – The Magicians Is Terrific Even Without Magic!

THE MAGICIANS – The Tales of Seven Keys – Trevor Einhorn as Josh Hoberman, Jason Ralph as Quentin Coldwater, Stella Maeve as Julia Wicker – Photo by Eike Schroter/Courtesy of Syfy.

The Magicians (Wednesdays, 9/8C) returns with our protagonists still stuck in a world without magic – mostly – but there are glimmerings that the situation can be reversed…

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The Magicians: Twenty Blank Pages!

THE MAGICIANS — “We Have Brought You Little Cakes” Episode 213 — Pictured: Hale Appleman as Eliot — (Photo by: Eike Schroter/Syfy)

The penultimate episode of The Magicians: Season Two (Syfy, Wednesdays, 10/9C) finds Eliot banished from Fillory; Quentin and Julia have broken Alice’s shade out of Underworld; Josh found himself high-fiving an Eliot who was suddenly not there); King Idri and a good many Fillorians are rats, and Senator Gaines has reached his limit with his dad.

In other words, same stuff, different day.

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The Magicians – Martial Library Arts!

THE MAGICIANS — “Hotel Spa Potions” Episode 202 — Pictured: (l-r) Anne Dudek as Prof. Pearl Sunderland, Summer Bishil as Margo, Arjun Gupta as Penny, Jason Ralph as Quentin, Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice — (Photo by: Carole Segal/Syfy)

The Magicians (Syfy, Wednesdays, 9/8C) continues to delight with an episode that our protagonists back on their heels in light of new revelations. Meanwhile, The Beast sings – really, really well (and quite annoyingly).

Hotel Spa Potions opens with a shot of what looks like sugar-frosted Cheerios drifting through space, suggesting that no matter what we might be expecting, that’s not what we’re going to get.

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The Magicians: Season 2 – If We’re F*cked, It Must Be Monday!

The second season premiere of The Magicians (Syfy, Wednesdays, 9/8C), Knight of Crowns, finds our protagonists stuck in Fillory while Julia attempts to gain The Beast’s aid in her taking revenge on Reynard, the Fox – while he has an intriguing counter offer for her.

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Magic Is Dying Teaser: The Magicians: Season 2!

THE MAGICIANS -- "Have You Brought Me Little Cakes" Episode 113 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jason Ralph as Quentin, Stella Maeve as Julia -- (Photo by: Jeff Weddell/Syfy)
THE MAGICIANS — Pictured: (l-r) Jason Ralph as Quentin, Stella Maeve as Julia — (Photo by: Jeff Weddell/Syfy)

Heading into Season 2 of Syfy’s The Magicians, this group of unlikely heroes have been thrust into even more dangerous and unfamiliar territory, and must draw upon their novice skills to defeat a threat that could destroy the magical world itself. Driven by power, revenge and survival, they learn that those who entered the hauntingly beautiful world of Fillory will never be the same as those who leave.

Season 2 of The Magicians is set to premiere on Wednesday, January 25. Check out the new trailer after the break.

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The Magicians: The Writing Room: Lies!

THE MAGICIANS -- "The Writing Room" Episode 109 -- Pictured: (l-r) Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice, Sibyl Gregory as Beatrix, Hale Appleman as Eliot -- (Photo by: Carole Segal/Syfy)
THE MAGICIANS — “The Writing Room” Episode 109 — Pictured: (l-r) Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice, Sibyl Gregory as Beatrix, Hale Appleman as Eliot — (Photo by: Carole Segal/Syfy)

The Magicians (Syfy, Mondays, 9/8C) has become this curious mix of Harry Potter and Narnia – with a healthy helping of WTF on all sides.

In The Writing Room, Quentin learns there’s a permanent key to Fillory if only he can find it – which leads him, Alice, Eliot and Penny into a danger they’ve never even imagined before.

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The Magicians Finds Its Heart!

THE MAGICIANS -- "The Strangled Heart" Episode 108 -- Pictured: (l-r) Anne Dudek as Professor Pearl Sunderland, Jason Ralph as Quentin -- (Photo by: Carole Segal/Syfy)
THE MAGICIANS – “The Strangled Heart” Episode 108 (Photo by: Carole Segal/Syfy)

This week’s episode of The Magicians (Syfy, 9/8C) is entitled The Strangled Heart, which is appropriate because this is the episode where the show finds its heart and soul after seven episodes of slowly and carefully (for the most part) building our familiarity with the core characters.

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The Magicians: There are Consequences to Advanced Spellcasting!

THE MAGICIANS -- "Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting" Episode 103 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jason Ralph as Quentin, Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice -- (Photo by: Carole Segal/Syfy)
THE MAGICIANS — “Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting” Episode 103 — Pictured: (l-r) Jason Ralph as Quentin, Olivia Taylor Dudley as Alice — (Photo by: Carole Segal/Syfy)

Now that all that nasty exposition and character introduction has been done, The Magicians (Syfy, Mondays, 9/8C) moves forward with some major developments – most of which are, to say the least, troublesome.

Dean Fogg (Rick Worthy) is back – with glass eyes, and experimenting with styles of dark glasses (one pair calls to mind ‘the blues… and pinks’). After three months of study and practice, it’s time for the new students to learn their disciplines.

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Sera Gamble and Jason Ralph: The Magicians Is About Magic in the Real World!

NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS -- NBCUniversal Press Tour, January 2016 -- Syfy "The Magicians" Session -- Pictured: (l-r) Olivia Taylor Dudley, Sera Gamble, Executive Producer; Hale Appleman, Jason Ralph, Arjun Gupta -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCUniversal)
NBCUNIVERSAL EVENTS — NBCUniversal Press Tour, January 2016 — Syfy “The Magicians” Session — Pictured: (l-r) Olivia Taylor Dudley, Sera Gamble, Executive Producer; Hale Appleman, Jason Ralph, Arjun Gupta — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCUniversal)

Syfy’s The Magicians (Mondays, 9/8C) is a series that looks at what it might be like to have real magic in a real place (New York City) right now – from the point of view of Quentin Coldwater, a graduate student who kind drifts onto the quad at Breakbills College for Magical Pedagogy, and his best friend, Julia. Created by Sera Gamble (Supernatural) and John McNamara (Vengeance Unlimited, Aquarius), The Magicians is adapted from the bestselling novels by Lev Grossman.

Last week, Gamble and series star Jason Ralph spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about the series – how it hews closely to the book; how it differs, and what author Lev Grossman’s involvement is.
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Magically Modern Trailer: The Magicians!

the-magicians - pilot

Syfy’s The Magicians, based on Lev Grossman’s The Magicians Trilogy, has released a pretty cool trailer.

Set in the present, the story follows Quentin Coldwater who discovers and enrolls in the secret Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy in upstate New York.

Check out that pretty cool trailer after the jump. Season one of The Magicians goes into production in Vancouver in July.

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Abracadabra! The Magicians Ordered By Syfy!

Jason Ralph

Syfy has announced a big one. The network has greenlit The Magicians, a modern epic fantasy based on the trilogy of novels by Lev Grossman.

The series stars Jason Ralph (above) as Quentin Coldwater, a graduate student who enrolls in  Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy and, along with his classmates, discovers the magic they’re talking about – the magic they’d read about as children – is real.

John McNamara and Sera Gamble, who wrote the pilot, will executive produce. The Magicians begins filming in July. For more, follow the jump.

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