THE FIELD OF INVENTORS IS NARROWED DOWN FROM THE TOP 50 TO 24,
WHO WILL GIVE THEIR ALL TO MAKE IT TO THE FINAL 12,
ON ABC�S �AMERICAN INVENTOR�
�Episode 105,� Part 1 � We take a brief look back at the casting journey that thousands of inventors took to try and become the �American Inventor.� After a long casting process, the judges face the difficult decision of narrowing down their top 50 choices to 24. The top 50 finalists will be given two minutes to re-pitch their product and wow the judges with their ideas. From there, the group will be narrowed down to a group of 24. �American Inventor,� the embodiment of the ultimate American dream from Simon Cowell and the producers of �American Idol,� airs THURSDAY, APRIL 13 (8:00-9:00 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. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.