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EZstringer, OneSecondNeedle and Tater Tornado on Pitchmen Jan. 25


After last week’s return to the Discovery Channel schedule, PitchMen is back this week with another new episode, The New Gun in Town. Here’s the episode description:

Sully and assistant Kennedy head to a Chicago home and houseware convention to hear some sometimes crazy pitches for the “next big thing”, including an easy stringer and a tater tornado. Then Sully heads to the circus to test a revolutionary new needle.

From the description, it appears the three products featured in this episode will be EZstringer, Boardwalk Tater Tornado and One Second Needle. It’s interesting to note the return of former MTV VJ Kennedy, who first appeared in last week’s episode. Is the show being revamped to add Kennedy as Sully’s permanent sidekick? Could it be an attempt to add missing pizzaz to the struggling show with a known personality who won’t be perceived as a replacement for Billy Mays? It will be interesting to see how this plays out. We just hope that more new episodes air in the coming weeks.

The New Gun in Town airs Tuesday, January 25 at 7PM E/P.

Season two of PitchMen follows Anthony “Sully” Sullivan as he attempts to pick up the pieces and continue making inventors’ dreams come true after the sudden death of his longtime friend and pitch partner, Billy Mays.

PitchMen Returns to TV January 18

PitchmenI was alerted last month to the return of the aborted second season of Pitchmen. Being a cautious sort, your Savvy Shopper decided to wait to announce this happy news until I actually saw the show scheduled on Discovery Channel’s Pitchmen Episode Guide. Today, it’s official. Pitchmen returns January 18th at 7pm EST/PST, a less competitive pre-prime-time time slot. The sophomore season was canceled after two episodes when it aired in August 2010. Disappointing ratings were why the show was pulled. Let’s hope it does better at its new day and time.

Season two of PitchMen follows Anthony “Sully” Sullivan as he attempts to pick up the pieces and continue making inventors’ dreams come true after the sudden death of his longtime friend and pitch partner, Billy Mays.

PitchMen Pulled from Discovery Schedule

We were caught by surprise by the abrupt removal of PitchMen from its Thursday night slot on Discovery Channel, announced by the network on the Discovery Insider blog. Poor ratings seem to be the reason, as there is no mention of PitchMen in this Discovery press release trumpeting its best August ratings ever. Everyone here at As Seen On TV Video loves the show and we hope it returns soon, with better promotion from its network. If you would like to express your opinion to Discovery, you can comment here.

ShaveMate and Fridge Locker Featured on PitchMen January 18

ShaveMate as seen on PitchMen
Fridge Locker as seen on Pitchmen
Fridge Locker

“Bear Market,” the PitchMen episode premiering Tuesday, January 18 at 7PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel, features new products ShaveMate and Fridge Locker. ShaveMate is a revolutionary new six-bladed razor for men and women that dispenses real shaving cream right from the handle. Fridge Locker is a plastic container with combination lock that keeps your snacks safe at home or work. In the clip below, watch as a 800 pound Grizzly Bear tries to get inside the Fridge Locker. PitchMen stars Anthony “Sully” Sullivan, who has recently opened his own online Sully Store featuring many of his products.

Buy PitchMen-approved products at the Sully Store

Sully Store
Anthony Sullivan’s Sully Store

Anthony “Sully” Sullivan, star of Discovery Channel’s hit TV reality show PitchMen, has launched the Sully Store, a new webstore featuring products that are “Sully Approved.” According to the website,

“Anthony Sullivan approves only the highest quality, innovative and value-added products available today. Look for the Sully Approved logo to know you are getting the best possible product at the best price.

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Clean Sweep and Identity Stronghold to be Featured on Pitchmen Aug. 26

Clean Sweep
Clean Sweep
Identity Stronghold Secure Sleeves
Identity Stronghold

With last week’s season two premiere, Anthony Sullivan proved that Discovery Channel’s reality show PitchMen can remain compelling even without Billy Mays. The secret: make the inventors and their products the real stars. Here are two products featured on “Heart Wrench,” the episode premiering on August 26. Clean Sweep is the revamped version of Sully’s very successful Swivel Sweeper. Identity Stronghold Secure Sleeves protect your personal information from fraudsters and ID thieves by blocking the radio signal emitted by RFID chips on your credit cards, passport and other ID documents.

Mighty Thirsty, Hex Light and Cold Fire Featured on Pitchmen Aug. 19

As Seen on TV products featured on the premiere episode of Pitchmen season two:

Mighty Thirsty

Mighty Thirsty

Drinks up over 8 times its own weight in liquid

HexLight Hands-Free LED Flashlight


Hands-Free LED Flashlight

Cold Fire Ultimate Fire Protector

Cold Fire

Super-effective fire suppressant


Will You Be Watching Pitchmen This Thursday?

PitchMen on Discovery ChannelPitchmen returns with new episodes this Thursday August 19 at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel. Anthony “Sully” Sullivan is still on board, but the looming question is if this reality series can retain its audience without the star power of Billy Mays. At the time of his death in June 2009, Billy was the most famous pitchman in America, and maybe the world. But Sully is a formidable talent in his own right, and has a great supporting cast to back him up (not to mention the inventors and their products – the real stars). So we want to know: Will you be watching?

Pitchmen Season 2 Debuts August 19 on Discovery

The press release we’ve been waiting for. August 19 is the date for PitchMen season 2 premiere!

Season two of PITCHMEN, which returns Thursdays at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel beginning August 19, follows Anthony “Sully” Sullivan as he attempts to pick up the pieces and continue making inventors’ dreams come true after the sudden death of his longtime friend and pitch partner, Billy Mays.

Through 10 all-new episodes, Sully scours the country holding “pitch-a-thons” to give everyday inventors a shot at catching his eye with their simple solutions to common problems. Each episode will feature the good, bad and hilarious ideas that Sully comes across and will showcase the inventions from first pitch to final commercial to see if the risk pays off for the dare-to-dream inventors. From razors to wrenches, the products featured this season are more revolutionary – and, at times, outlandish – than ever before. But will they have what it takes to hit it big?

PITCHMEN, which first premiered in April 2009, is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions. Thom Beers, Philip D. Segal, Chris Wilson and Anthony Sullivan are executive producers for Original Productions and Chris Rantamaki is executive producer for Discovery Channel.