HSN Teams With TLC, Kelly Ripa For New ‘Homemade Millionaire’ TV Show

It looks like HSN is dipping its toe in the traditional TV programming business, by joining forces with TLC and Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ company, Milojo Productions, on a six-part series that gives women entrepreneurs a chance to make their visions reality.

The show, “Homemade Millionaire,” debuts Nov. 19 at 10 p.m., and in part will feature HSN vendors like Emeril Lagasse and jean queen Diane Gilman.

“The series offers aspiring female entrepreneurs the potential opportunity of a lifetime – to have their innovative ideas sold on-air and online through interactive multichannel retailer HSN,” the press release Monday said. “With product sales on HSN topping $2 billion a year, a deal with HSN could change these women’s lives overnight.”

Here are the canned quotes, folks.

“We are super excited to be working with TLC and HSN on this project,” Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos said, apparently in remarkable unison. “We’re sent so many innovative products from women every day, and to be able to help them get into the marketplace is a dream come true for us. These inventors have worked so hard in this show. We’re beyond proud of them.”

And from TLC…

“’Homemade Millionaire’ provides an opportunity to those ‘kitchen-table inventors’ to get their creative ideas out to the masses,” Nancy Daniels, TLC’s senior of production and development, said. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Kelly and Milojo Productions, and believe HSN is the perfect outlet for these hard-working women to showcase their inventions.”

Each hour-long episode of “Homemade Millionaire” will follow three women competing for a chance to sell their inventions on HSN.

Open calls were held throughout the country, and thousands of women showed up with their unique products in hand, with the hopes of being part of this experience.

“We are very excited to work with Kelly Ripa and TLC to help these inventors realize their dreams,” Bill Brand, HSN executive vice president of programming, marketing and business development said in his canned statement. “HSN is all about great products and amazing storytellers and that is what this series will deliver to our customers.”

The inventors were had to perform a series of tasks designed to get their product ready for consumers. Helping Ripa coach these women are two “business experts,” Wendy Robbins and Ed Evangelista, who serve as mentors for these would-be business women as they evolve their product and build a unique marketing strategy to present to HSN.

Wendy Robbins, founder of Nowhere To Millionaire LLC and author of “Why Marry a Millionaire? Just Be One!”, worked her way out of debt to make millions with her invention the Tingler head massager. She is also a leading expert on mastering the millionaire mindset, and how to manufacture and market ideas to millions.

Ed Evangelista became the first advertising executive embedded into entertainment content when he served as a judge, juror, and executioner on ABC’s “American Inventor.” Evangelista has created award-winning advertising, marketing and alternative content for some of the world’s largest consumer brands from diamonds and liquors, to automobiles, finance and bubble gum.

Alongside Ripa on the judges’ panel are two HSN executives – Jennifer Cotter, senior vice president of television, and Chris Nicola, vice president of product development – who draw upon their vast experience in television and retail to evaluate each product.

Each episode also features HSN vendors and lifestyle journalists including Emeril Lagasse, Jennifer Flavin-Stallone, Colin Cowie, Ingrid Hoffmann, Diane Gilman, Stacey Schieffelin, Jeffrey Banks, James Mischka and Mark Badgley, Skip Borghese, Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping Research Institute, Allie Lewis, food editor, Real Simple Magazine and Lori Bergamotto, fashion editor for Lucky Magazine

“Homemade Millionaire” is produced by Milojo Productions and Discovery Studios for TLC.

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13 Responses to “HSN Teams With TLC, Kelly Ripa For New ‘Homemade Millionaire’ TV Show”

  1. Shannon Green Says:

    This show has much going on! It sounds very intriguing and hopeful to all of us with dreams of our own. I’m definitely watching this!

  2. AnnMarie Page Says:

    I’m just inquiry how can I introduce my idea/invention to this program.
    I’m interested in watching this program.

  3. tonia nwachuku Says:

    i have two inventions i would love to have on this show how do i go about it?

  4. Beverly Kristoff Says:

    Saw the show tonight and loved it!
    I understand that Kelly went to different locations to find inventors for the show.
    I did not hear about anything mentioned before hand regarding how to be able to present your invention on the show.
    I am very interested in doing that with my patented prototype called “Neck-AT-Ease”
    Please contact me if it is not too late
    Thank you!

    • homeshoppingista Says:

      TLC said they have already cast and taped this season of the show. It would have to be renewed for them to seek more potential vendors.

      But as someone whose neck is out of whack because of tension and stress, your invention sounds like it would be good for me!

  5. Fay Terry Says:

    Could you pleeeaase contact me if your show is renewed next season. I have a great product to share. Everyone who has seen or used it has told me I HAVE to patent and market it 🙂 I would be happy to send pictures and more information upon request. My invention caters to pet owners and we all all know how huge that market is…

  6. Cynthia Says:

    Requesting notification of any upcoming events for “Homemade Millionaire” TV Show.
    Patiently awaiting your reply.
    Cynthia J.

  7. Donna K. Wentzell Says:

    Please let me know how to get a true safe patent. I have a great simple product for everyone!!! Can’t wait to get started so everyone can start using!
    Thanks so very much!!!!

  8. Donnie Kunich Says:

    is there any thought for a program from men to introduce thier ideas.
    thank you.

  9. Gina Says:

    hi my name is Gina and I would like to be on your show. I make cuddly urns for families that have suffered a loss of a beloved pet. You may look at my web site to get a better idea at http://www.belovedpetsbygina.com I think this would be a great way to get my buiness out their to help many families that have suffered a loss of a beloved animal. Thank you. Sincerely Gina and Mugsy

  10. KAREN ROTH Says:

    I INVENTED A “MUST HAVE” PRODUCT FOR WOMEN THAT WE NEED AND CAN USE EVERYDAY. EVERYONE I SHOW IT TO LOVES IT. I WOULD LIKE VERY MUCH TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE ON THIS GREAT SHOW. ALTHOUGH IT SOUNDS CRAZY, A PSYCHIC TOLD ME I MUST GET ON THE SHOW…..IT’S BEEN ON MY MIND FOR MONTHS SO I FEEL I MUST PERSUE THE POSSIBILITY. COULD YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHO I NEED TO CONTACT. I LIVE IN NJ AND CAN BE IN NY IN A SKINNY MINUTE! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

  11. joyce rutland Says:

    is there anyway of getting a copy of the Homemade Millionaire show or can I get info on the next upcoming show? Is there any info I can obtain who to contact to help with pototype to market to royalties, thank you very much….

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