Make Me a Millionaire Inventor

Make Me a Millionaire Inventor
GenreDocumentary
Reality
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Eli Holzman
  • Jimmy Fox
  • Nick Parnes
Camera setupMultiple
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Objective Productions/All3Media
Release
Original networkCNBC
Original releaseAugust 12, 2015 (2015-08-12) –
present
External links
Website

Make Me a Millionaire Inventor is an American television docu-series which airs on CNBC, and has been called "a sort-of Mythbusters-meets-Shark-Tank mashup."[1] The show's two hosts, George Zaidan and Deanne Bell, are "on a mission to find the best inventions NEVER made and give them new life."[2] Each episode features Zaidan and Bell (a chemist/advisor and mechanical engineer, respectively) teaming up with two sets of inventors who have "hit a brick wall," to help them prepare their inventions for a pitch to potential investors who can help take them to market.[3]

The original version of the show aired in the UK in 2013 on Sky Vision, and the rights to the show were sold to a number of other providers worldwide.[4]

Broadcast[edit]

The series premiered in America on CNBC on August 12, 2015, with episodes airing every Wednesday. A second season launched on October 6, 2016.[5]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
16August 12, 2015 (2015-08-12)September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16)
28October 6, 2016 (2016-10-06)December 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

No. in
series
Title[6] Original air date U.S. viewers
1"Failure to Launch"August 12, 2015 (2015-08-12)353,000[7]
Samantha DeMaria seeks a deal for her "Marinara Tower," and Anthony Gonzalez and Bob Merriman look to improve the safety of sports with the "Fit Guard."
2"Ahead of the Pack"August 19, 2015 (2015-08-19)399,000[8]
Shane and Maria Freeman look for funding for the "Sno Cone Kiosk," and four skateboarding friends from Encinitas, CA look to take their protective "Skull Cap" to market.
3"Icing on the Cake"August 26, 2015 (2015-08-26)344,000[9]
Ralph and Stephen Haney look to make "Glo Blades" a hit on the ice, and Travis Zinger wants to see his "SweetBot - 3D Cake Decorator" in every grocery store and pastry shop.
4"Going the Extra Mile"September 2, 2015 (2015-09-02)338,000[10]
David Vidmar works to get his "Glide Cycle" to market, and Jonathan Guy seeks an investor for his robot irrigator, the "Growver."
5"The Sky's the Limit"September 9, 2015 (2015-09-09)189,000[11]
Cory Lunn tries to get his "Wake Wing" off the ground, and Dr. Yang Liu and Dr. Frank Papay work to introduce "Smart Goggles" to their peers in the medical profession.
6"Reinventing the Wheel"September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16)177,000[12]
Counterterrorism expert Jon Perdue takes aim at the archery market with "The Packbow," and Enayat Motahedy has a new twist on a well-known product with "Twisty Tint."

Season 2 (2016)[edit]

No. in
series
Title[6] Original air date U.S. viewers
1"Life Savers"October 6, 2016 (2016-10-06)N/A
2"Barrier to Entry"October 13, 2016 (2016-10-13)204,000[13]
3"Toy Tycoons"October 20, 2016 (2016-10-20)N/A
4"Millenial Markets"October 27, 2016 (2016-10-27)N/A
5"Athletic Ambition"November 3, 2016 (2016-11-03)210,000[14]
6"Making Green"November 10, 2016 (2016-11-10)241,000[15]
7"Weekend Warriors"November 17, 2016 (2016-11-17)N/A
8"Just What the Doctor Ordered"December 1, 2016 (2016-12-01)N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brueck, Hilary. "Could CNBC'S New 'Make Me A Millionaire Inventor' Ever Make Millionaires?". Forbes. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  2. ^ "CNBC Announces Three New Primetime Original Series Coming This Summer", July 11, 2015
  3. ^ Solis, Jorge. "CNBC's 'Make Me A Millionaire Inventor:' Deanne Bell & George Zaidan's Episode 4 Premiere!". Forbes. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Sky's Make Me A Millionaire Inventor goes global", June 3, 2013
  5. ^ Duffy, Paula (October 6, 2016). "http://tvruckus.com/2016/10/06/exclusive-preview-make-me-a-millionaire-inventor-season-2-premiere-video/". TV Ruckus. Retrieved October 16, 2016. External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ a b "Make Me a Millionaire Inventor: Season 1 Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Zap2it - TV By the Numbers". Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.19.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.26.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.2.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Archived from the original on 4 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch. "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Wednesday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.9.2015". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  12. ^ Dixon, Dani (September 17, 2015). "Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, September 16, 2015". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  13. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 14, 2016). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.13.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  14. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 4, 2016). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.3.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  15. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 11, 2016). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.10.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved November 12, 2016.

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