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Photo Credit:  Ben Leuner / AMC
  • Premiered: 
    February 14, 2013
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  • Network: AMC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: family

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Plot Synopsis

FREAKSHOW is a reality series that follows former music producer Todd Ray, as he and his family operate The Freakshow on the famed boardwalk in Venice Beach, CA. Whether he's trying to convince a living giant and a bearded lady to join The Freakshow or cultivating an environment for his talent -- and even his daughter -- to compete in Sword Swallower's Day, Todd continues to bring together all things bizarre and unique, including two-headed animals, strange artifacts, eccentric performers and human wonders. In addition to Todd, this half-hour series features: Danielle Ray, his wife, who is the mother hen of the group and is known as Freakshow Mama; Asia Ray, their daughter, who was a charter member of The Freakshow as a 13-year-old and now, as a 20-year-old, performs as The Rubber Girl, The Electric Lady, and a fire eater; Phoenix Ray, their 17-year-old son, who is the co-owner of The Freakshow; Amazing Ali, a little person from Indianapolis, who joined The Freakshow in 2012 as the greeter and host, and chats with the audience between acts; George Bell, the second tallest man in the United States, who stands 7 feet, 8 inches tall; Brianna Belladonna ("The Indestructible Woman"), a former tattoo artist, who joined The Freakshow after Freaks, a casino show, closed in Las Vegas; Marcus 'The Creature', one of the world's most tattooed and pierced individuals, who is the first African-American body modification artist in freak show history; Morgue, a sleek Goth from Montana, who uses hooks, power tools, needles and billiard balls -- all of which enter and exit different areas of his face and body; and Murrugun 'The Mystic', a veteran sideshow star, who is known for his spectacular, and spectacularly dangerous, sword-swallowing and human pincushion acts.
FREAKSHOW returned for its 16-episode second season on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, as AMC showed back-to-back new episodes. Season 2 continued to explore the lives of Todd Ray and his Freakshow family, but delved deeper than just inside the doors of their Venice Beach business. The new season covered the scouting of new talent, and cameras went inside the personal lives of Morgue, Asia and others, documenting their real, everyday struggles of balancing life, love and the Freakshow.

Other Titles

  • Previously known as Venice Beach Freakshow

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Living Wonders Entertainment
  • Produced by Tattoed Old Man
  • Produced by Endemol USA


  • Venice Beach - Los Angeles, California USA