Episode 7 has a format similar to last week's episode (episode 6). Mary Lou is this week's judge and there are three new inventors from the top 12.
This is ABC's Press Release (with a few edits): MARY LOU QUINLAN GUIDES THREE INVENTORS TO USE THEIR $50,000 TOWARDS FINALIZING THEIR PRODUCT, ON ABC'S "AMERICAN INVENTOR" "Episode 107" - This week on "American Inventor" we will focus on three semi-finalists to see how they use the $50,000 they've been given to finalize their invention. Mary Lou Boo Hoo
Quinlan, one of our expert judges, will mentor three inventors and guide them through the process of working with product designers, packaging companies, marketing executives and product testing. In an ultimate challenge, the inventors will have their new and improved product tested to see if it delivers, and Mary Lou Boo Hoo
will face the difficult decision of choosing one of her three to move on to the final round, one step closer to winning one million dollars and becoming the next great "American Inventor."
Mary Lou Boo Hoo
Quinlan’s group of inventors includes:
, 51, a correctional officer with the California Department of Corrections in San Diego, CA. His invention is the EZ-X Portable Gym, a compact, portable gym system which features collapsible bars and interlocking weights so that the user can do a variety of different weight training exercises with one device.
, 48, a wife and mother of three children from Los Angeles, CA. Her invention is Here Comes Niya Doll, a trilingual doll that speaks in English, Spanish and Swahili, teaching children language skills and the importance of ethnic diversity.
, 19, who was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, currently a student at Queens College in New York who also runs a carpet cleaning business with his uncle. His invention is the Double Traction Bike, a new bike design that features a second seat on the handlebars of the bicycle, so that a second rider can sit up front and help power the bike with his/her own set of pedals.
And for all those fans who just can't get enough of this show, at 8:00pm ET (7 central)
, you can catch another American Inventor "Best of Auditions"