Watch America’s Greatest Makers Compete for $1M Prize — Premiering Tonight

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Tonight at 9:00pm ET/PT, TBS premieres America’s Greatest Maker, a new reality show where 24 teams of Makers compete for $1 million.

Each team pitches their wearable or smart device project that uses the Intel Curie Module to a panel of judges that include Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, life hacker and media producer Kevin Pereira, and expert entrepreneur Carol Roth.

Sports legend and entrepreneur Kenny Smith (from left), Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, financial expert Carol Roth and co-host of truTV's “Hack My Life” Kevin Pereira are shown on the set of the first episode of “America’s Greatest Makers.” The show -- a collaboration between Intel, Mark Burnett (“Shark Tank,” “Survivor”) and Turner -- will premiere on TBS on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, with the presentation of the first 12 of 24 inventors who compete for the $1million grand prize. (Credit: Tommy Baynard)
Guest judge Kenny Smith (at left), joins America’s Greatest Makers judges for the first episode. Photograph by Tommy Baynard

Krzanich has said he takes his role as judge very seriously. “Whether [the contestants] win or whether they lose, I don’t want them to walk away discouraged. There was a thousand people behind them that didn’t even make it this far, so what they’ve done just to get here is amazing,” Krzanich said in an interview.

It sounds like we can expect to see some great projects from the teams. Throughout the competition the Makers refine their original idea through each round, so viewers will get an inside look at how their products develop with each iteration.

Each of the final five teams get $100,000 just for entering the final round, and the season’s winner takes away $1 million.


Think you’d like to get in on some of that action? They’re already taking applications for season 2.

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