Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed originally began as a series of four specials on Fox in 1997. The series shows a magic trick being performed by a masked magician and then an explanation as to how the trick is performed. The series originally aired as four specials between 1997 and 1998 and at the end of the forth special the mysterious masked magician revealed himself as Val Valentino. In 2002 Fox aired a fifth special with a new magician. In 2008 MyNetworkTV picked up the show as a series of 13 episodes that aired through 2009.