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TOY BOX, THE
Air Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:01 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#106/108) "Episode 106/108"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

TWO-HOUR EVENT

WHICH INVENTOR WILL EARN THE LAST SPOT IN THE FINALS AND WHO WILL BE CROWNED THE WINNER, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC'S 'THE TOY BOX'?

"Episode 106" - Hopeful inventors seeking an opportunity to earn a coveted spot in the finals present unique toy designs that include a card game that incorporates voice acting, baby's first robot and a liquid art toy, on an all-new episode of ABC's "The Toy Box," airing on FRIDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network

Episode 106 toy inventions include:

Cock It, Drop It, Rocket - a resettable rocket that uses your own energy as fuel Inventor: Perry from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Noisy Person Cards - party game that encourages creativity, fun and performance skills Inventors: Kat and James from Chicago, Illinois

3D Liquid Art - a fun way to create three-dimensional images out of water Inventor: Ryan from Phoenix, Arizona

Pre-Bot - a safe, wooden robot geared toward young children Inventor: Roderick from Groton, Massachusetts

Bedtime Storybug - a plush ladybug with the ability to record messages for kids Inventor: Lori from Overland Park, Kansas

"Episode 108" - The finalists from each episode return to The Toy Box where the young judges decide who will have their toy made by Mattel and sold exclusively at Toys"R"Us, on the season finale of ABC's "The Toy Box," airing on FRIDAY, MAY 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network

In each episode of "The Toy Box," inventors present their toy concepts to a group of mentors that include Dylan's Candy Bar owner Dylan Lauren, toy guru Jim Silver and Pixar creative director of Consumer Products, Jen Tan. If the toy maker gets past the mentors, they will move on to The Toy Box where a panel of young, no-holds-barred judges that include Sophia Grace Brownlee ("The Ellen Degeneres Show"), Aalyrah Caldwell ("Uncle Buck"), Toby Grey ("The Unexpected John Cena Prank") and Noah Ritter ("The Ellen Degeneres Show") decide which toy moves on to the finals and eventually crowned the winner. That winning toy will be sold exclusively at Toys"R"Us(R) after the series finale.

"The Toy Box" is from Mattel, Hudsun Media and Electus. Michael Rourke, Chris Grant, Drew Buckley, Richard Dickson, Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, Julia Pistor, Susan House and Hamilton South are executive producers.

"The Toy Box" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound.

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TOY BOX, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/7/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 5/19/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, January 2017) ABC's "The Toy Box" announced the mentors and judges who will select the winning toy to be made by Mattel and sold exclusively at Toys "R" Us after the series finale. In each episode, inventors present their toy concepts to a group of mentors that include Dylan's Candy Bar owner Dylan Lauren, toy guru Jim Silver and Pixar Creative Director of Consumer Products Jen Tan. If the toy maker gets past the mentors, they will move on to The Toy Box where a panel of young, no-holds-barred judges that include Sophia Grace Brownlee ("The Ellen Degeneres Show"), Aalyrah Caldwell ("Uncle Buck"), Toby Grey ("The Unexpected John Cena Prank") and Noah Ritter ("The Ellen Degeneres Show") decide which toy moves on to the finals and eventually crowned the winner. The eight-episode series hosted by Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") premieres on FRIDAY, APRIL 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aalyrah Caldwell as Judge
· Dylan Lauren as Mentor
· Eric Stonestreet as Host
· Jen Tan as Mentor
· Jim Silver as Mentor
· Noah Ritter as Judge
· Sophia Grace Brownlee as Judge
· Toby Grey as Judge
CREW INFORMATION:
· Catherine Balsam-Schwaber as EP
· Chris Grant as EP
· Drew Buckley as EP
· Hamilton South as EP
· Julia Pistor as EP
· Michael Rourke as EP
· Richard Dickson as EP
· Susan House as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Electus
· Hudsun Media
· Mattel