THE FIELD OF INVENTORS IS NARROWED DOWN TO A FINAL 12 WHO
WILL RECEIVE $50,000 TO TAKLE THEIR PRODUCT TO THE NEXT LEVEL,
ON ABC�S �AMERICAN INVENTOR�
�Episode 105� � After interviewing thousands of inventors, the judges face the difficult decision of narrowing down their top 50 choices to 24, and then to the final 12 who will be lucky enough to receive a check for $50,000 to further develop their product. The top 50 finalists will be given two minutes to re-pitch their product and wow the judges with their idea. From there, the group will be narrowed down to 24 who will be asked to explain what sacrifices they have made and how winning �American Inventor� will change their lives. The judges have a difficult and long deliberation process and often disagree on who will move forward, but in the end they select the final 12 who will see their dream come one step closer to reality in an emotional an exciting episode. �American Inventor,� the embodiment of the ultimate American dream from Simon Cowell and the producers of �American Idol,� airs THURSDAY, APRIL 13 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
�American Inventor�s� panel of expert judges include show co-creator Peter Jones, one of the UK�s most successful entrepreneurs, who has created a $500 Million Business empire; Doug Hall, an inventor, bestselling author and radio host, and also the founder and CEO of Eureka! Ranch, an inventing, training and research firm; Ed Evangelista, an executive creative director at the New York headquarters of JWT; and Mary Lou Quinlan, founder and CEO of Just Ask a Woman, one of the premiere women�s marketing companies in the U.S. Matt Gallant (host of Animal Planet�s �The Planet�s Funniest Animals�) hosts.
�American Inventor� is produced by Simon Cowell�s Syco Television LLC and FremantleMedia North America, Inc in association with Peter Jones TV. The executive producers are Simon Cowell, Liz Bronstein, Siobhan Greene, Nigel Hall, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Peter Jones. Co-executive producer is Daniel Soiseth.
�American Inventor� is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.