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TOY BOX, THE
Air Date: Sunday, October 08, 2017
Time Slot: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#201) "Episode 201"
[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.]

A SINGING STUFFED ANIMAL, A MIND-CONTROLLED ROBOTIC FLOWER, A CUSTOMIZABLE PUTTING SET AND MORE COMPETE FOR A SHOT AT THE GRAND PRIZE, ON ABC'S 'THE TOY BOX'

Winning Toy to Be Made by Mattel and Sold Exclusively at Toys"R"Us(R) After Season Finale

Eric Stonestreet From 'Modern Family' Hosts

"Episode 201" - Season two of the toy-competition series "The Toy Box" continues on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The series features amateur yet dedicated inventors who have spent endless amounts of time, energy and money to develop their toy concepts with high hopes of impressing the judges and making it to The Toy Box where they will compete for the grand prize.

This week's toy inventions include:

Furry Friends - a musical adaptation of classic stuffed animals that will sing and dance to different music genres at the press of a button Inventor: Lisa from New York, New York

Noochie Golf - a re-adjustable, portable miniature golf set that can customized into 25 different courses Inventors: JoAnn, Sal, Dominic and Tre from Phoenix, Arizona

Mad Moves - a dance game where players are given unique combinations to act out and are challenged to guess what the other players are attempting to dance Inventor: Ashley from Del Rey, Florida

The Bloom - a robotic flower that blossoms and changes colors as the player concentrates Inventor: Steve from San Francisco, California

Water Bugs - a water-splashing, bug-squatting multiplayer game Inventor: Roger from Hampton, CT

CLICKEYBits - a pocket-sized fidget toy made with keyboard keys Inventor: Shep from Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

Monster Dice - a board game where players race to have their monster dice eat the most candy as fast as possible Inventor: Brian from Erie, Pennsylvania

In each episode, passionate inventors who have poured their hearts and souls into their product present their toy concepts to a panel of the toughest judges in the industry - kids! The judges have the opportunity to play with the toy, give their feedback and determine who will move on to the next round. The winner from each episode will move on to the finale to compete for the grand prize: Their toy will be made by Mattel, sold exclusively at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and Toysrus.com, joining last season's winner, ArtSplash, will receive and a cash prize of $100,000.

This season, there will be a rotating panel of five kid judges per episode, featuring all new faces and perspectives, and one returning favorite, Noah Ritter (age 8). The judges also include Adi Ash (age 10), Paxton Booth (age 7), Sydney Mae Estrella (age 9), Kyle Lee (age 7), Joachim Powell (age 11), Gideon Reynolds (age 6), Emma Sobel (age 9), Madison Stevens (age 8) and Olivia Trujillo (age 12).

"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:
currently airing (fall 2017)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (8 episodes)
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