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Im from the UK and I know Derren has done a Sci Fi show in the states, I was just wondering, was it popular?, has any one heard of derren there? or is he a nobody like robbie williams
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Who's Derren Brown? Wasn't he that singer on American Idol?
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Whoever says that Derren Brown has the same initials as Robbie Williams is a liar.
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Hes a famous magician/mentalist/hypnotist in britain
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Wasn't he married to Whitney Houston?
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I'll answer seriously, regardless of the seriousness of the question. The American public as a whole knows very little about Derren Brown. His show ran for several episodes on Sci-Fi. I don't know of the success of it, but am guessing it received a mediocre response. I'm thinking he's not going to be part of the next British invasion.

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To add on to Jason's post, his show was announced for a second season. But to make it clear, SCIFI is a small niche channel with a viewership smaller than some of the cooking channels. Even if he were the breakout star on that channel (which he is not as of yet) most of the US would never have heard of him.

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Thanks guys that clears it up for me!
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I don't know if DB is know in USA but the private detective Thomas Magnum yes !

I like him !
he use a ferrari and live to Hawai
So nice !
Of course, I like also Terry and Rick.

Magnum is like a mentalist, he divine who's the killer ! Smile
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Derren has been going over here on tv for about 8 years. And while is a lot more popular than when he started he really isn't a houshold name here either.

Out of all the lay people I talk to most of them have heard of him but rarely watch more than one show.

He has a very niche fan base but still big enough to fill out theatres.

The last real really big magician in the UK was Paul Daniels. Derren has not achieved that level of success so far.
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As Derren says "most people think I'm paul Mckenna" he more popular among students
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A quick limited run of Derren's live show on Broadway would lead to a Tony nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event and likely a win.

It will happen.
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You are absolutely right. He could create a Broadway event like no other.

What about a recurrence of the British Invasion like the 60's.
Derren, Luke, Andy and the incomparable John Archer.

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I went to one of his shows and it was amazing! I agree he just needs one big shot
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On 2008-05-14 09:36, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
To add on to Jason's post, his show was announced for a second season. But to make it clear, SCIFI is a small niche channel with a viewership smaller than some of the cooking channels. Even if he were the breakout star on that channel (which he is not as of yet) most of the US would never have heard of him.

Tony


Good point about the SciFi channel, Tony. However, much needs to be said about the receptivity to the content as well. Battlestar Gallactica is also exclusively shown on the Sci Fi channel and has much, much deeper market penetration than DB does in the States. I've recently started watching BG myself, which I think is great so far, but I personally like DB's shows more.

I'm also curious where people perform that their spectators have heard of DB. I have yet to run into a non-performer who has even a vaque recollection of his name. These are people who have heard and/or religiously watch BG, so I am not sure whether it is the channel or the content, primarily.

I'm going to have to think about this.

Lem
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I know that derren did a lot of tricks in america for his british show as he would get noticed I he did the same effects int he uk, Whos BG anyway?
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BG is "Battlestar Gallactica"

Remember, BG is also an updated version of the 70s show of the same name which also had a made for TV movie back then. It came with a ready made large fanbase. Additionally, it has been on for several years.
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Derren will do extraordinary things. maybe not today, but he will conquer the states.
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Battlestar Galactica fiend right here..!!
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