See the American dream in action on USA Network’s new LIVE competition series “America’s Big Deal” from world-renowned inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano. With a mission to lift up America’s greatest small businesses and inventors, this groundbreaking first-of-its-kind series invites entrepreneurs from across the country to sell their products live on-air to home viewers through One Platform Commerce @ NBCU.
Each week entrepreneurs will take the stage for a three-minute product pitch and the person with the most live sales throughout the episode will win the chance to strike a life-changing deal with one of the show’s retail giants. Premiering Thursday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on USA Network, “America’s Big Deal” will be hosted by Emmy Award-nominated “Access Hollywood” journalist Scott Evans and will empower audiences to shop live using ShoppableTV and NBCUniversal Checkout to turn entrepreneurs’ dreams into reality. For a sneak peek, visit:
In each episode of “America’s Big Deal,” the at-home audience will meet four budding entrepreneurs who, after facing a challenging year for small businesses, are eager to sell their ingenious, ready-made products live in primetime via One Platform Commerce @ NBCU. Knowing a big purchase order is on the line for the entrepreneur who makes the most live sales, these inventors will prepare bold and innovative product pitches unlike anything seen before in the traditional television shopping landscape. By purchasing their favorite products each week, viewers will take an active role in deciding which entrepreneur will win the night and stand before the panel of retail titans to field what will be life changing deals.
At the top of each episode, viewers will be prompted to participate in the upcoming shoppable competition experience in three easy steps: first, scan the ShoppableTV code that appears on-screen, shop your favorite products, and then complete your purchase seamlessly with NBCUniversal Checkout.
The series’ executive producers are DIGA Studios’ Tony DiSanto, Nick Rigg, Shawn Strickland and showrunner Alison Holloway. Joy Mangano also serves as executive producer.
ABOUT JOY MANGANO (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
The heart of and mastermind behind “America’s Big Deal” is the nation’s most celebrated female inventor and entrepreneur, Joy Mangano, who is making it her personal mission to lift up America’s greatest inventors and small businesses to give them the same opportunity that launched her business dynasty. With more than 25 years of experience, Joy is one of the most successful product inventors of today, having created and sold more than $3 billion worth of product to American consumers to date. Trusted by millions for reinventing clean with game-changing products designed to make life better and brighter, Joy created and launched the first-ever self-wringing Miracle Mop in the early 1990’s and has launched her latest product line, CleanBoss by Joy, a suite of award-winning cleaning essentials that tackle germs in a whole new way. Dispelling myths and breaking barriers every day, she was one of the first in her field to harness the power of TV to connect and communicate with her customers, and today is one of the most trusted and influential voices in the TV shopping industry. Joy’s journey inspired the Academy Award-nominated film “Joy,” starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy.
ABOUT SCOTT EVANS (SERIES HOST)
Emmy Award-nominated entertainment journalist Scott Evans joins “America’s Big Deal” as host. Scott currently co-hosts NBCUniversal’s nationally syndicated shows “Access Hollywood” and “Access Daily,” contributing to wide-ranging entertainment news coverage across the world. Additionally, Scott hosts the podcast “So Close,” offering intimate conversations with entertainers, teachers, entrepreneurs, authors and experts about how they’ve navigated their respective fields. Guests offering their perspectives have included Cynthia Erivo, Derek Hough and Jay Shetty. For two seasons, Scott hosted NBC’s hit dance competition series “World of Dance,” and he previously co-hosted OWN’s first weekly live talk show “OWN Tonight.” Scott began his on-air career anchoring the Peabody Award-winning program Channel One News, traveling internationally for four years to cover the world’s biggest news stories.
ABOUT USA NETWORK
USA Network has been a top-five cable entertainment brand for over 20 years and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, high-octane sporting events and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit usanetwork.com.
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