June 20, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon
The nationwide search for America’s next big invention continues with
open casting calls in Chicago and New York. Viewers will witness
inventors pitching their ideas and products to the panel of expert
judges to see if their dreams will be realized. Highlights include a
spry, 78-year-old inventor and his heart pumping invention, a salon
owner’s solution to motorcycle safety, a grandfather from Boonton, New
Jersey with a medical miracle, a man who poured his entire family’s
life savings into a toy for all ages, and a superhero — whose Bronx
creator has spent the last 22 years on his idea. The panel will weigh
their decisions in choosing one finalist from each city to continue to
the next level, on "American Inventor," WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 (9:00-10:00
p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
"American Inventor’s" panel of expert judges are Businessman/former heavyweight champion/ordained minister George Foreman, British tycoon Peter Jones, entrepreneur Pat Croce and Spanx creator Sara Blakely. Nick Smith hosts.
"American Inventor" is produced by FremantleMedia North America, Simon Cowell’s Syco Television and Peter Jones TV Ltd. Simon Cowell, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Siobhan Greene, Peter Jones and Clay Newbill are executive producers. Dug James and Tabitha Hansen are co-executive producers.