July 18, 2007 12:06 AM by Joe Blackmon
The nationwide search for America’s next big invention continues with
open casting calls in Houston and Tampa. Viewers will witness inventors
pitching their ideas and products to the panel of expert judges to see
if their dreams will be realized. Highlights from Houston – George
Foreman’s hometown – include an apparatus to keep man’s best friend fit
and entertained, a cooking contraption vying to become the next George
Foreman Grill, a life-saving device designed by a Houston SWAT captain,
and an invention that could revolutionize communication for the hearing
In Tampa, an enhancement to the everyday coffee pot and a modification to the age-old napkin will be seen. The panel will weigh their decisions as they choose one finalist from each city to continue to the next level, on "American Inventor," WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 (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.