Series Summary
The people employed by Todd Ray don't mind being called "freaks." In fact, they might even take it as a compliment. That's because "freak," according to Ray, means the most special, the unique, the magical creatures of the universe. And Ray looks all over the world for such creatures to add to his business, the Venice Beach Freakshow, a carnie-style attraction with an attached museum of strange, wondrous oddities. This reality series follows Ray, his wife, Danielle, and their two kids, Asia and Phoenix, as they operate the Freakshow on the boardwalk of Venice Beach, Calif. The Rays also open their home to their employees, who include Brianna Belladonna ("The Indestructible Woman"); body-modification artist Marcus "The Creature"; Morgue, who specializes in "shock" performances; and Murrugun "The Mystic," a veteran sideshow star known for sword-swallowing and human pincushion acts.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Reality

Network: AMC

  • Season 2, Ep. 16 : Vegas Gets FreakyJun 24, 2014

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    Todd announces that he wants to open a location in Las Vegas.

  • Season 2, Ep. 15 : Freakshow MagicJun 24, 2014

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    Danielle and Asia argue; Todd gets a tour of the Magic Castle; Todd considers incorporating magic into the show.

  • Season 2, Ep. 14 : Control FreaksJun 17, 2014

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    Todd wants everyone to take on new responsibilities in order to expand.

  • Season 2, Ep. 13 : Freakshow Pop-UpJun 17, 2014

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    Todd tries to organize a pop-up show at a suburban mall; Short E. Dangerously visits.

  • Season 2, Ep. 12 : Freaks Hanging by a WireJun 10, 2014

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    Todd holds a suspension event; Phoenix starts dating.

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  • [Todd Ray's] passion for the peculiar is praiseworthy, and erases any misgivings that the venture is exploitation at its most blatant. Still it's not that easy to watch a guy called Morgue stick a hook in his nose until it comes out his mouth. Show More

  • Problem with Freak Show is once you meet the performers, and they have the obligatory let’s-get-acquainted party (what is this, “The Real Housewolves of Venice Beach?”), you’re already over the shock. Show More

  • Freakshow is kind of drab compared with “Immortalized,” especially for anyone who has ever lived within driving distance of Coney Island. Show More

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