American Inventor, an exciting series is about the biggest search ever for America's best new invention. American Inventor, the embodiment of the ultimate American dream, will uncover the hottest new product and make one struggling inventor's dream come true. With one million dollars at stake, American Inventor will celebrate the best in homespun American ingenuity. National casting calls were held in seven major cities across the country, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Denver, Chicago, Washington DC and Atlanta. Thousands of inventors, tinkerers and entrepreneurs of all ages applied. Viewers will see inventors all of all ages present their most prized inventions.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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American Inventor is a reality television series based on a competition to be named America's best inventor. It was conceived by Simon Cowell and the producers of American Idol after Ben Hausbach appeared on Season 5 with his Cosmic Coaster invention. He also appeared on Season 2 of American Inventor and was featured in the Florida auditions. It premiered on ABC on March 16, 2006. It was organized as a competition between the various inventors resulting in one overall winner. Janusz Liberkowski, who invented a new type of child safety seat based on the human womb called the Anecia Safety Capsule, was declared the first season's winner in a live episode on May 18, 2006. The second season premiered on June 6, 2007. Firefighter Greg Chavez, who invented a fire suppression system for Christmas trees called the Guardian Angel, was the winner of the second season, on August 1, 2007. On March 20, 2008, the show's official website was removed, and the series was not included on the 2008 fall schedule, therefore the series was cancelled.
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Instead of 12 finalists receiving $50,000 checks to develop their inventions like in season one, six finalists, one from each of the audition cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Tampa and Houston, will each receive $50,000 and have one month to develop their inventions. The 6 finalists are narrowed down to three based on the judges' preference. Unlike the first season, the three finalists for voting were declared and were voted on by viewers immediately after the second-to-last show. The season finale was a single show, where the winner is declared among the finalists. In the first season, the finale was a two-episode feature with 30-second commercials on the first and the results of viewer voting on the second part. Also, the first season had four finalists instead of six narrowed to three.
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