Toward the end of the 90's, Fox began importing series from Europe, usually through Gaumont. In 1999, the network acquired The Magician, which had made its debut overseas 2 years earlier. Unfortunately for Fox, US audiences didn't quite warm up to this adventure series, and with Fox's own scheduling sleight of hand at work on a regular basis, it did not maintain a firm place on the Saturday schedule, so not all of the 39 episodes produced made it to the US.
Here's the open:
Tried to watch this one morning. Not impressed.