March 23, 2006 12:02 AM by Joe Blackmon
"Episode102" – The nationwide search for America’s next big invention continues with open casting calls in San Francisco and Chicago. Thousands of inventors, tinkerers and entrepreneurs of all ages applied. Viewers will see inventors pitch their ideas and products to our panel of expert judges to see if their dreams will be realized. Tension mounts as the judges engage in a heated argument over who should continue to the next level. "American Inventor," the embodiment of the ultimate American dream from Simon Cowell and the producers of "American Idol," airs, THURSDAY, MARCH 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"American Inventor’s" panel of expert judges includes show co-creator Peter Jones, one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs, who has created a $500 Million Business empire; Doug Hall, an inventor, bestselling author and radio host, and also the founder and CEO of Eureka! Ranch, an inventing, training and research firm; Ed Evangelista, an executive creative director at the New York headquarters of JWT; and Mary Lou Quinlan, founder and CEO of Just Ask a Woman, one of the premiere women’s marketing companies in the U.S.
Hosted by Matt Gallant, "American Inventor" is produced by Simon Cowell’s Syco Television LLC and FremantleMedia North America, Inc. The executive producers are Simon Cowell, Liz Bronstein, Siobhan Greene, Nigel Hall, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Peter Jones. Co-executive producer is Daniel Soiseth.