Mat Franco's Special to Air in September

The performer and "America's Got Talent" winner taught himself magic while growing up in Johnston.

Rhode Island’s favorite magician will be sharing some air time with Rob Gronkowski and Heidi Klum this fall.

"Mat Franco’s Got Magic" is scheduled to run on September 17 on NBC from 9 to 11 p.m. Gronkowski, Klum, actor Neil Patrick Harris, musician Justin Mraz and Penn and Teller will appear on the two-hour special, according to a news release.

Here's more on the show:

" "Mat Franco’s Got Magic" will capture Franco traveling from his home in Rhode Island to Las Vegas, stopping off at incredible locations, wowing celebrities, performing street magic and visiting the family, friends and everyday Americans who helped make his dream come true. When he reaches his final destination, Franco will learn what it takes to put on a high-profile show and fulfill his dreams of becoming a headlining act in Las Vegas at the LINQ Hotel and Casino."

And here are some of Franco's favorite things about summer in Rhode Island.