American Inventor 2 Gets New Host, Judges

ABC has decided to try and salvage the reality TV show American Inventor by completely overhauling the second seasons cast. I actually really liked the idea behind the show and enjoyed watching it, but I definitely agree with ABC’s decision to overhaul the cast as the judges were terrible and the host was almost non-existent. The foundation for a great show is there, it’s just a matter of finding the right mix of judges, host’s, contestants and inventions to set things ablaze.

Only one of the first seasons judges managed to keep his head off the chopping, “U.K. Mogul Peter Jones“, and I have the sneaking suspicion that might just have something to do with the fact that he was and still is an executive producer for the show. Well duh.

Filling in for the three dearly departing judges are “entrepreneur and former talkshow host Pat Croce”, inventor Sara Blakely and most notably, the former heavyweight champion of the world, Olympic gold medal winner and namesake of one bad ass grilling machine, George Foreman! Along with the fresh blood of the judges comes a new face as host of the show, Nick Smith, a former news anchor for ABC’s San Francisco station.

But wait, there’s more. There’s always more, isn’t there?

Not only has the cast and crew been given a complete overhaul, the show structure itself has undergone some restructuring. The first six weeks of the show will now take place on the road, as each week will see the American Inventor 2 crew pull into a new city, only to leave again with a single inventors idea. The six cities that will be featured are: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Orlando and Houston.

A special 2-hour episode will kick week seven off as the six finalists will have to create and perfect their invention prototypes, presenting them to the judges. The judges will, no doubt, tear them apart and spit in their eyes until they’ve decided on the final three. Then, all that’s left is for America to cast their votes and a choose the American Inventor 2 winner! The winner of American Inventor 2 will walk away with a $1-million grand prize and the chance to mass produce and market their inventions. But don’t worry, just as happened in season one, I’m betting second and third place will get some love too.

American Inventor 2 starts June 6th at 9pm and will air every Wednesday night on ABC until the lucky $1-million winner is chosen!

Think you have what it takes to be the next American Inventor? Try your luck!

American Inventor 2 Casting:

  • San Francisco – March 25
  • Chicago – March 31
  • New York City – April 4
  • Orlando – April 10
  • Houston – April 15

American Inventor 2 Auditions

Are you Mr. or Mrs. Creative? Maybe you’re an engineer with a cool new idea? Or maybe you’re just an average joe that likes to tinker, either way, the hit reality TV series American Inventor kicks off it’s second season auditions on March 18th in Los Angeles. Head to Hollywood and try your luck for a shot at a the $1-million grand prize, along with the lucrative opportunity to have your product created, marketed and sold all over the world.

Auditions are open not only to singles, but to groups, teams and anyone with at least a sketch of their product, though a prototype or concept is always going to give you better odds at making the coveted final three.

The first season of American Inventor was incredibly under appreciated. Even though it’s another one of American Idol host Simon Cowell‘s works, unlike his others, this one is actually original and interesting! Janusz Liberkowski of Los Gatos, Calif. won the first edition of American Inventor for his invention – the “survival capsule” – a revolutionary take on the common car seat, and if the first season was any indication of what we can expect to see in the second, it’s sure to be a great show!

I look forward to seeing what fantastic inventions come out of the second season, and even more so to the absolutely stupid and pointless inventions that are doomed to fail – like the head mounted toilet paper dispenser.

You can find a full list of all the American Inventor 2 audition cities and dates after the jump!

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