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Steve Harvey's Funderdome

Steve Harvey's Funderdome

  • Premiered: 
    June 11, 2017
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: business, entrepreneurship

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Steve Harvey and executive produced by Mark Burnett, STEVE HARVEY'S FUNDERDOME is a one-hour seed-funding competition series where two up-and-coming inventors go head-to-head to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products or companies. In each 60-minute episode, the audience represents the "customer" and, as the customer is always right, they vote to determine the winner. Before revealing the results of the crowd's majority vote, Harvey presents the inventors with a major dilemma. One of the inventors is allowed to cash out and walk away for a lesser amount. If an inventor cashes out, they forgo the opportunity to win the whole cash prize for that round -- a good move if they lost the crowd vote, but a bad move if they would have won it. The inventions and the inventors that go head-to-head in the series premiere are:

The Airhook: a stable secure mount for smart phones and tablets that attaches to tray tables on airplanes. Inventor: Craig from Kirkland, WA
Soarigami: a device that looks like a paper airplane and attaches to any armrest to extend personal space. Inventor: Grace from Plano, TX

The V-Smart Bar: a holistic soap that helps keep a woman's private parts fresh and clean. Inventor: Tanya from Roswell, GA
Savage Soaps: a line of soaps made from olive oil and other vegan ingredients. Inventors: Misti & Grant from Frederick, MD

Brik Tile: a new twist on those building bricks from your childhood. Inventors: Brett and David from Menlo Park, CA
Hang-o-Matic: an all-in-one picture-hanging tool. Inventors: Karina & Jared from Foothill Ranch, CA
On Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, ABC premiered the season finale of FUNDERDOME, with these teams going head to head:

Candwich: a sandwich in a can. Inventor: Mark from Sandy, UT
Tillow: a combination beach towel/pillow. Inventor: Katie from Santa Monica, CA

Enjoy-a-Bowl: a bowl that allows pets to enjoy the smell of human food while sticking to their pet-food diet. Inventor: Joe from Las Vegas, NV
Fedwell Pet Foods: dog food that uses crickets as a protein source. Inventor: Emily from Sudbury, MA

Truxx: an app that allows users to find truck drivers to help them move large items. Inventor: Carlos from Syracuse, NY
Studio Stick: a portable recording studio for smart phones and tablets. Inventor: Brandyn from Cleveland, OH


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by MGM Television