inventor-x wrote:The one big thing the show lacks is, NOT having a finished product to sale by the end of the show.
Some Inventors my need the $50,000 dollars to develop there products, but I believe that most of the Inventors would agree that if the product makes it to the show that it would be nice to have the opition to manufacture there product if they are at that stage in there Invention.
The one big thing I did NOT like was the FACT that the $50,000 dollars was for development ONLY, NOT for manufacturing you Invention.
I personally DO NOT think that there will be season 3 for AI.
$50,000 is nowhere near enough to get most products into production. The Guardian Angel will need several million dollars. The bra at least a half million. Product development costs a lot of money. Tooling and materials cost even more. If anyone tries to cheap out on that, it shows in the final product. And remember the guy with the drag racer toy cars who had (over)spent $300,000 on that and still was nowhere near production? I take it you've never run even a small business. It's not cheap or easy to start one and it's a hundred times harder still to keep it going.
What may work in AI's favor is the writers strike. If it continues for four months or longer, unscripted reality shows will look very attractive to the networks. Remember, the last strike in '88 lasted five months. After four months, we'd be awfully close to the end of the TV season and it would still take more time to write new scripts and restart production on the series that have been idle.