American Inventor

By on March 1, 2006

While watching Lost tonight, ABC ran a promo ad for a new show called American Inventor

American Inventor is the biggest search for the next great invention with wide consumer appeal… A panel of expert judges will narrow down the initial entries to a group of finalists, who will each be given $50,000 to develop their product, refine it and take it to the next level. This is a show that’s going to make the American dream come true for one person — taking his/her idea, vision and creativity and helping to turn it into a mass produced product that will be in every American home — but in the end it will be up to America to call in and vote on which invention is worthy of the one million dollar prize.

Looks to be kind of an American Idol for geeks. The product in every American home? I kinda doubt that’ll happen. But I plan on tuning in anyway.



  1. This show is not with out a bit of controversy. Apparently this show was orginally going to be called “Million Dollar Idea” which Todd Walker and Jean Golden from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN claim is a direct rip-off of a show they have been doing since 2001.

    Here is an article that is a few months old about Walker and Golden’s claim (and lawsuit) that ABC stole their idea.

    Here is a link to Walker and Golden’s website and their take on things.

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