USA (Wednesdays, 10 p.m. ET)
This could be the nicest reality series since Dancing with the Stars. Six teams of two each present their inventions, which in the first episode include some that seem quite practical and sensible (including a grip to carry plywood). It's like a cross between Thomas Edison and Christopher Guest: There's something winningly dorky about the competitors—average-Joe inventors and tinkerers, some of whom seem to be blinking at the light after emerging from too much time at a garage workbench. The goal is to pitch the product on the Home Shopping Network.
The judges determining the outcome include designer Karim Rashid, who scrutinizes everything through enormous mod glasses, like a government inspector of cool.