Please note the earlier start time for American Inventor - 8pm (7pm central). The episode is going to be two hours long.
THE FIELD OF INVENTORS IS NARROWED DOWN TO A FINAL 12 WHO WILL RECEIVE $50,000 TO TAKE THEIR PRODUCT TO THE NEXT LEVEL, ON ABC'S “AMERICAN INVENTOR” "Episode105" - After interviewing thousands of inventors, the judges face the difficult decision of narrowing down their top 50 choices to 24, and then to the final 12 who will be lucky enough to receive a check for $50,000 to further develop their product. The top 50 finalists will be given two minutes to re-pitch their product and wow the judges with their idea. From there, the group will be narrowed down to 24 who will be asked to explain what sacrifices they have made and how winning "American Inventor" will change their lives. The judges have a difficult and long deliberation process and often disagree on who will move forward, but in the end they select the final 12 who will see their dream come one step closer to reality in an emotional an exciting episode. This is from ABC’s Press Release. TV Guide tells us the break up of the first hour and second hour. In the first hour, the judges consolidate the field from 50 to 24 after giving the contestants two minutes to re-pitch their inventions. In the second hour, the contestants explain how winning the prize would change their lives. Judges then eliminate half of the final 24 inventors.