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American Inventor 

A panel of judges finds the next American Inventor.




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Series cast summary:
Peter Jones ...  Himself - Judge 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Matt Gallant ...  Himself - Host 11 episodes, 2006
Nick Smith ...  Himself - Host 11 episodes, 2007
Ed Evangelista Ed Evangelista ...  Himself - Judge 11 episodes, 2006
George Foreman ...  Himself - Judge 11 episodes, 2007
Doug Hall Doug Hall ...  Himself - Judge 11 episodes, 2006
Pat Croce ...  Himself - Judge 11 episodes, 2007
Mary Lou Quinlan Mary Lou Quinlan ...  Herself - Judge 11 episodes, 2006
Sara Blakely Sara Blakely ...  Herself - Judge 11 episodes, 2007


A panel of judges finds the next American Inventor.

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Plot Keywords:

inventor | invention | non fiction | See All (3) »









Release Date:

16 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$8,500,000 (estimated)
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Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #10.5 (2007) See more »

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This show can be so much better
13 April 2006 | by mblvideoSee all my reviews

Let me start with, What is wrong with you people, have you forgotten the basics of making TV? When I first heard of The American Inventor, I said to my self, wow, what a great idea, just couldn't wait till it got on the air. Well, it deputed and what an disappointment. How can a group of producers and show creators take such a great show idea and just trash it. My guess, Some one at ABC said, we need drama, look at Extreme home make over , look at all the tears, it brings in ratings, that's what we want you to do. Wrong. That's the wrong direction for this show. I have been producing TV shows for the past 20+ years, I'm giving you my advise for free, use it.

You have a great concept, keep it light, keep it positive, and make it funny, not dramatic. It's more interesting for the audience at home for you to show one stupid invention after another rather then showing people crying and teary eyes. This show has a great potential for a great laughter, use it to your advantage, it will do wonders to your ratings. People have enough drama in their day to day lives, they can use a great comedy relief..

The show structure that you are using, no thanks to some idiot from ABC, is the wrong one for your show.

The rest of the problems are minor, poor art directions, the set is just poor, the show identity is just not up to par, lighting, just poor, this is one of the worst lit shows I've seen in a long time. Just toooo much drama, this show just doesn't need it.

Best of luck to you. Hopefully next time you will listen to your heart, not to someone from ABC that just doesn't have enough creativity, nor experience.

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