"Invention USA" Season 2 on History Channel is a reality series that features Scotty Ziegler and Reichart Von Wolfsheild on a mission to find the next brilliant invention. 

Scotty Ziegler is a product designer, car fabricator and self-proclaimed human crash test dummy. Reichart Von Wolfshield is a scientist, engineer and resident know-it-all. Between the two of them, Scotty and Reichart have hundreds of inventions and patents to their credit. But now, they're searching America for inventors who might have the next big thing. They'll test each invention, pushing them — and each other — to their limits. For the inventors it's the ultimate shot at landing a lucrative deal with a manufacturer. A "yes" from Scotty or Reichart could transform an inventor's life, and just might change the world.

Among some of the inventions featured in Season 2 are: anew eating utensil that the inventors believe will revolutionize the way we eat wings, ribs and other messy finger foods; a floating survival pod for people caught in rising flood waters; a device that physically protects car exteriors from hail damage and also gives early warning of hail storms via a mobile application; a First-Down measuring laser system that the inventor promises will change the game of football; for hunters ... a mechanized tree-stand that climbs the tree with a flip of the switch; and a backpack device that makes water out of thin air!

Season 1

Season 1 follows Reichart Von Wolfshield and Dr. Garrett Lisi, innovators and scientists with ties to investors, as they go in search of the next breakthrough invention.

For centuries, America has been an engine of invention and innovation, creating the technology that has shaped world history. From Ben Franklin to the Wright Brothers; Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs, this country has been a consistent generator of revolutionary ideas. Today many Americans, in basements and backyards around the country, are trying to turn their dreams into the next big thing.

Whether they're traveling the country to visit backyard inventors at home, or meeting inventors at their Los Angeles testing lab, Reichart and Garrett will put prototypes to the test and give a tough, no-nonsense evaluation of the invention's potential. If they like what they see, it can mean the Inventor will get the investment they'll need to help bring the product to market. In every case, the stakes are high: a dream is on the line, and the next idea they see could change someone's life ... and even the world.

Their adventures are chronicled in "Invention USA" which celebrates not only America's knack for invention but also its entrepreneurial spirit. As Garrett and Reichart see it, one is meaningless without the other — and these two know quite a lot about bringing pioneering new products to the marketplace. As Garrett and Reichart travel the country meeting with inventors, if they agree that there's revenue potential in an invention, they will use their considerable collective experience — in consumer products, marketing, science and design — and make that invention come to life, and ultimately to the marketplace.

"Invention USA" doesn't focus solely on the inventions. The series also takes a fascinating look at the inventors themselves, some of whom have sacrificed it all, including money and marriages, to make their creations a reality. Some inventions are brilliant, some batty; and some simply both! There's "The Fireball," a non-lethal weapon that uses modified paintballs to deter wild animal attacks, a product the inventor claims was inspired by his run-in with Bigfoot. There's the "Phone Glove," a cell phone that's not exactly hands free, given that it's built into a winter glove. Also Easy Down, a potential life-saving invention inspired by the events on 9/11; and "Roscoe: One Bad Bird" — a new "weapon" in the battle to keep pesky pigeons away. Which of these and many other items will meet with Garrett and Reichart's approval? The stakes couldn't be higher for the inventors.

"Invention USA" is produced for History by T Group Productions. Matthew Ginsburg and Charles Nordlander are executive producers for History. Executive producers for T Group are Jenny Daly, Gunnar Wetterberg and Jason Sklaber.

Get smart: 'Invention USA' on the hunt for the next great idea


Network: History Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: December 9, 2011
Seasons: 2
Production Company: T Group Productions

'Invention USA' Season 2 Scours the Country for Next Great Innovation — Premiering Wednesday, November 28, the new season brings back Scotty Ziegler and Reichart Von Wolfsheild as they meet inventors and test their creations for a shot at a potentially life-changing deal. Read more...
'Invention USA' Scours the Country in Search of the Next Great Innovation — Premiering Friday, December 9, the new History Channel reality series will be hosted by experts Garrett Lisi and Reichart Von Wolfsheild who will decide whether inventions will strike gold ... or strike out. Read more...

joseph says:
How do I present my invention to Garret and Reichart? How do I contact the TV Show?
ueemike says:
I have a proto type of a unique new baseball glove and batting glove that takes the sting out of catching the ball and helps keep it from popping out and also the pain associated with hitting the ball while healing the hand in the meantime.
brad says:
Great show. We need more like this. I have a patent pending product with a high 'WOW' factor. How can I present it to the show? anyoccasionshoes@live.com
rick says:
I have the next best thing for ice skating.Is there anyone from the show that wants to see it ?
paul says:
I have a invention for reichart and garret how do i contact the tv show

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